Although only a tiny sliver of Midtown, the Diamond District is home to around 2,500 independent jewelers who are renowned for selling some of the world’s most precious – and expensive – jewels. Nearly 95% of the diamonds that enter the US pass through the neighborhood, making the area an ideal destination for both consumers and wholesalers – in short, anyone looking for diamonds and jewelry before luxury brands, which purchase these same stones, mark them up to full price.
Located on 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the thoroughfare is a haggler’s paradise. And whether you’re motivated to purchase, comparison shop or just gawk, you’ll find plenty of sparkling wares on display – both loose diamonds and finished pieces – as well as artisans who can help you design your own setting for a stone.
(via Guide to New York City’s Diamond District / nycgo.com)

Although only a tiny sliver of Midtown, the Diamond District is home to around 2,500 independent jewelers who are renowned for selling some of the world’s most precious – and expensive – jewels. Nearly 95% of the diamonds that enter the US pass through the neighborhood, making the area an ideal destination for both consumers and wholesalers – in short, anyone looking for diamonds and jewelry before luxury brands, which purchase these same stones, mark them up to full price.

Located on 47th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, the thoroughfare is a haggler’s paradise. And whether you’re motivated to purchase, comparison shop or just gawk, you’ll find plenty of sparkling wares on display – both loose diamonds and finished pieces – as well as artisans who can help you design your own setting for a stone.

(via Guide to New York City’s Diamond District / nycgo.com)

Times Square Alliance Seeking Director of Communications & External Affairs

The Director of Communications & External Affairs is responsible for shaping and implementing communications for Times Square. The Director oversees graphic design, digital, social media, internal & external communications, crisis communications, marketing and strategic PR for major programming initiatives such as Times Square Arts, New Year’s Eve, Summer Solstice & Taste of Times Square. The Director is also responsible for developing the strategic External Affairs program, driving the Alliance’s public policy and government affairs agenda.

More details and application instructions »

From Sunday, August 24 – Saturday, August 30, ExploreBK is partnering with North Flatbush BID and six health and fitness related businesses to offer a week’s worth of exclusive deals, discounts, and freebies to all of our ExploreBK subscribers.
Simply RSVP here using password FLATBUSHFITNESS and bring your confirmation print out when you visit a participating business to redeem your goodies during Passport to Fitness on Flatbush week.

From Sunday, August 24 – Saturday, August 30, ExploreBK is partnering with North Flatbush BID and six health and fitness related businesses to offer a week’s worth of exclusive deals, discounts, and freebies to all of our ExploreBK subscribers.

Simply RSVP here using password FLATBUSHFITNESS and bring your confirmation print out when you visit a participating business to redeem your goodies during Passport to Fitness on Flatbush week.

Enjoy an Oasis of Calm in Midtown’s Town Square

Bryant Park is an oasis of calm in the busiest part of New York City. This BID is symbolized by its iconic green bistro chairs, which invite sitting under the canopy of our elegant London Plane trees and watching the world pass by. Enjoy a newspaper or classic book at our outdoor Reading Room; play one of the 35 board games at our Games Area; or enjoy coffee and conversation with a friend. Located between Grand Central Station and Times Square, Bryant Park offers a much-needed pause amid the hubbub of Midtown.

Take a break from the summer heat with a picnic in Grand Central Terminal!
Relax in air-conditioned comfort in Vanderbilt Hall from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at checkered picnic tables, and enjoy live entertainment, eats from GCT food vendors (available for purchase from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), and free WiFi.
Receive a free gift with purchase in Vanderbilt Hall from 12 – 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Take a break from the summer heat with a picnic in Grand Central Terminal!

Relax in air-conditioned comfort in Vanderbilt Hall from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. at checkered picnic tables, and enjoy live entertainment, eats from GCT food vendors (available for purchase from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.), and free WiFi.

Receive a free gift with purchase in Vanderbilt Hall from 12 – 2 p.m. while supplies last.

Discover the Best of Midwood

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Midwood, Brooklyn, is a wonderfully diverse, quiet community with a wide range of shops and restaurants. The streets grow especially quiet at sundown Friday, with the start of the Sabbath, and the neighborhood takes on a pleasant calm until Sunday morning, when its hum of activity returns.

The commercial streets — Avenue J, Avenue M, and Coney Island Avenue — are filled with kosher restaurants, delis, bakeries, ethnic supermarkets, boutiques and discount stores.

WATCH: Lisa Sorin and Bharati Kemraj talk about the Westchester Square BID 2nd annual Bollywood in the Bronx on BronxNet.

WATCH: Lisa Sorin and Bharati Kemraj talk about the Westchester Square BID 2nd annual Bollywood in the Bronx on BronxNet.

Win Free Tickets to Taste of the Village!
Snap a photo of your favorite Greenwich Village restaurant dish and use the hashtag #TasteoftheVillage on your Facebook or Twitter account to enter (limit one entry per restaurant; must include restaurant name in post). Photos must be submitted by COB on Friday, September 5th. The Village Alliance will then randomly select a winner to receive two free tickets to sample food and wine from over 30 local purveyors this fall under the beautiful Washington Square Arch.

Win Free Tickets to Taste of the Village!

Snap a photo of your favorite Greenwich Village restaurant dish and use the hashtag on your Facebook or Twitter account to enter (limit one entry per restaurant; must include restaurant name in post). Photos must be submitted by COB on Friday, September 5th. The Village Alliance will then randomly select a winner to receive two free tickets to sample food and wine from over 30 local purveyors this fall under the beautiful Washington Square Arch.

The Montague Street BID was awarded Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
The BID has worked diligently over the last few years to enhance its landscaping efforts. A novel approach to use hanging planters along the District’s tree guards was implemented in a pilot program two years ago. Using hanging baskets in the tree beds produced larger, more lush plants. A resounding success, the pilot program was expanded District-wide last year.
Congratulations!

The Montague Street BID was awarded Greenest Commercial Block in Brooklyn by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

The BID has worked diligently over the last few years to enhance its landscaping efforts. A novel approach to use hanging planters along the District’s tree guards was implemented in a pilot program two years ago. Using hanging baskets in the tree beds produced larger, more lush plants. A resounding success, the pilot program was expanded District-wide last year.

Congratulations!

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Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn - Foto: Mariela Lombard

Great shot of the Atlantic Avenue BID mural made possible by our BID Challenge grant!

Via clickny:

Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn - Foto: Mariela Lombard

Great shot of the Atlantic Avenue BID mural made possible by our BID Challenge grant!