Many playgoers brought pints of Pabst Blue Ribbon and grilled cheese sandwiches to South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s Friday, July 25, production of “Romeo and Juliet,” staged on the blacktop of Fifth Avenue at 17th Street. Others went the BYOB route with picnic baskets provisioned with vino.
The street was closed to cars that night as part of the Summer Stroll, which was like a giant block party and was sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District.

(via Smiles (and tears) of a Summer Night: “Romeo and Juliet” hits the streets of Park Slope | Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Many playgoers brought pints of Pabst Blue Ribbon and grilled cheese sandwiches to South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s Friday, July 25, production of “Romeo and Juliet,” staged on the blacktop of Fifth Avenue at 17th Street. Others went the BYOB route with picnic baskets provisioned with vino.

The street was closed to cars that night as part of the Summer Stroll, which was like a giant block party and was sponsored by the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District.

(via Smiles (and tears) of a Summer Night: “Romeo and Juliet” hits the streets of Park Slope | Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Annnnnd the ribbon is now cut on the new #BlissPlaza! So many great community leaders and groups came together to make this happen. Swing by 46th and Queens Blvd for an outdoor lunch this week – you just might see us there!


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Can you create that buzzy neighborhood feel in 17.4 million square feet and 28 acres? Manhattan is about to find out.

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Want to learn more about Hudson Yards? Check out the Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen BID.

NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, announced City Island and Pelham Bay Park in the Bronx as the next destinations to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood. Accessible by bus, train or car, City Island and Pelham Bay Park offer visitors plenty to see and do in the City’s greenest borough, from horseback riding and golfing to dining at seafood restaurants and enjoying seaside activities. For more information on all there is to see and do in City Island and Pelham Bay, visit nycgo.com/nxn.


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Hurricane Sandy Citywide Storefront Improvement Program

The Hurricane Sandy Citywide Storefront Improvement Program began in August 2013 to provide businesses with grants of up to $20,000 for eligible exterior improvements. Through community outreach, site visits, and local partnerships, the program has assisted businesses in Coney Island, the Rockaways, South Street Seaport, Staten Island, and Red Hook. To date, the program has redesigned 68 storefronts, and is currently working with four additional business owners on 5 storefronts in Staten Island.

Jamaica Center BID Seeking Executive Director

Jamaica Center BIDThe Jamaica Center Business Improvement District (BID) is seeking a talented and seasoned professional to serve as its Executive Director. The ideal candidate must have experience with BIDs and understand their role in New York City and the political landscape.

Full job description & application instructions here.

Last week, Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDco) unveiled their Neighborhood Challenge project – "The Boogie Down Booth" – in collaboration with the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), the Design Trust for Public Space and the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC).

This temporary resting spot will provide solar-powered lighting and directional speakers playing Bronx artists’ music 24/7 to enhance the space beneath the train tracks at the Freeman Street station in the Bronx. "The Boogie Down Booth" serves as a test to make the area a more hospitable place for community residents and visitors, and celebrates the rich musical culture of this neighborhood in the South Bronx.

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It’s that time of year!
Residential building owners and managing agents must register and update their property information with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD).
Get your forms at on.nyc.gov/RegisterYourProperty and submit them by September 1, 2014. Be sure to include your e-mail address to receive updates to Housing Maintenance Code requirements, notices of complaint, and information about violations issued to your property.

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It’s that time of year!

Residential building owners and managing agents must register and update their property information with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD).

Get your forms at on.nyc.gov/RegisterYourProperty and submit them by September 1, 2014. Be sure to include your e-mail address to receive updates to Housing Maintenance Code requirements, notices of complaint, and information about violations issued to your property.