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The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation Launches The “Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Date: March 4, 2021 Contacts: Abbe Aronson, Abbe Does It and Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: abbe@abbedoesit.com and pr@atlanticave.org   The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation launches   The “Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling” Bonnet Competition, Egg Hunt, with Prizes and Family Fun Socially distanced and self-guided virtual egg hunt along Atlantic Avenue   Brooklyn, NY- March 4, 2021– The “Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling” will be held on Saturday, April 3rd, from 12:00 pm through 5:00 pm, through Brooklyn neighborhoods Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Visitors can stroll along the avenue from Fourth Avenue to the Waterfront, to enjoy the no-touch virtual egg-scavenger hunt using QR codes placed on storefront windows of local businesses. Once scanned, attendees’ phone screens will be directed to a fun riddle with a chance to win a prize or special treats. Everyone is invited to dress up in their best Easter bonnet and spring finery and visit selfie stations to take photos. When they use the Spring Fling hashtag (#atlanticavespringfling) on social media, they’ll have a chance to win for Best Bonnet (for an adult, child or furry friend), Best Couple and Best Mask. Each of the five winners will win a special prize valued at $100. Transportation:  By Subway: Nearby Stations are Hoyt Street 2 or 3, Hoyt Schermerhorn A, C, G walk south on Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue; 2,3,D,N,R,Q to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, walk west to Atlantic Avenue By Bus: B63 and B61, also nearby B41 and B99 By Bike: There are 8 nearby Citi Bike stations By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255, and 301 Atlantic Avenue and 333 Schermerhorn Street and other lots nearby. Street parking rules apply. By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue Atlantic Avenue Spring Fling is sponsored in part by Christopher Longo at Stifel, Investors Bank, CNA Insurance, Out of the Closet, and HNY Ferry. With support from and in collaboration with the Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (AABID) http://www.atlanticavebid.org/ The contactless, interactive experiences used in the Spring Fling on Atlantic Avenue are powered by Verbate.io. Verbate’s platform helps businesses create physical-to-digital experiences, so that they can serve their audience in a variety of ways.   ###   Note to Editors: For more information and/or hi-res images, please contact pr@atlanticave.org.   Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, https://atlanticave.org/ The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC provides information, advocacy, produces events and projects that promote economic growth and vitality, for the preservation and development in downtown Brooklyn and neighboring...

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Atlantic Avenue Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Has Great Ideas!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: February 4, 2021 Contact: Shantal Marshall, Communications & PR Assistant Email: pr@atlanticave.org   Atlantic Avenue Valentine’s Day Gift Guide Has Great Ideas! Online gift guide makes shopping for that special someone easy with special deals   Brooklyn, NY- February 4, 2021– With less than two weeks away from the loveliest day of the year, it’s crunch time to pick up gifts. The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide features special deals and promotions by Atlantic Avenue small businesses. The shopping destinations are endless, stretching through Brooklyn’s energetic neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. Shoppers can choose gifts ranging from sparkling heart necklaces, pink/red flower bouquets, love-themed home decor, restaurant deals for two, and of course, chocolate. Designed to celebrate and support the local businesses who have been hard hit by the pandemic, the businesses hope to see Atlantic Avenue thrive and recover from last year. The Valentine’s Day Gift Guide takes the hard work out of choosing a Valentine’s Day gift for that special someone. Shoppers can scroll through the list and click on the name or picture of the items to be directed to the business’ website. Some of the amazing deals include: wine and dine with your Valentine at Kind of Soul with a two for $80 special. Diners will choose an appetizer, entree, dessert and also enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. Shoppers can customize a beautiful roses bouquet by Floral Heights, purchase a Sapphire Gold Necklace from Michele Varian, get hazelnut butter chocolate from M.PATMOS, and an ‘I Love Brooklyn’ pillow from Gumbo. For children, purchase an interactive online class with Treasure Trunk Theatre and build robots with Brooklyn Robot Foundry. For more information and to view the full Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, visit https://atlanticave.org/valentines-day-gift-guide/. Transportation:  By Subway: Nearby Stations are Hoyt Street 2 or 3, Hoyt Schermerhorn A, C, G walk south on Hoyt Street to Atlantic Avenue; 2,3,3D,N,R,Q to Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center, walk west to Atlantic Avenue By Bus: B63 and B61, also nearby B41 and B99 By Bike: There are 8 nearby Citi Bike stations By Car: Parking is available at 200, 255, and 301 Atlantic Avenue and 333 Schermerhorn Street and other lots nearby. Street parking rules apply. By Long Island Railroad: Atlantic Terminal stop, walk west to Atlantic Avenue To learn more about Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, visit www.atlanticave.org or follow @atlanticaveldc on Instagram. ###   Note to Editors: For more information and/or hi-res images, please contact pr@atlanticave.org.   Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, https://atlanticave.org/ The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) is a Section 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area. The AALDC provides information, advocacy, produces events and projects that promote economic growth and vitality, for the preservation and development in downtown Brooklyn and neighboring...

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Atlantic Ave. Holiday Window Design Competition Winners Revealed

Atlantic Ave. Holiday Window Design Competition Winners Revealed

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Small Business Saturday focuses on shops trying to survive

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Walk the Windows: Atlantic Avenue shops go all out for Small Business Saturday

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Atlantic Avenue ‘Walk the Windows’ November 28, 2020 kicks off Shop and Dine promotions

Release Date: Nov. 30, 2020 Contact: Michelle Karshan, Communications Consultant Cell: 917-853-0433 Email: Michelle.Karshan@gmail.com Atlantic Avenue ‘Walk the Windows’ November 28, 2020, kicks off ‘Shop and Dine’ promotions. Local community organization, who annually produces Atlantic Antic™, works hard to mitigate the impact of the pandemic by showcasing the beauty, vibrancy, and wide variety of Atlantic Avenue shops and restaurants. Brooklyn, New York-Nov. 30, 2020– Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will host its annual Atlantic Avenue ‘Walk the Windows’ on Nov. 28 featuring Shop and Dine discounts and incentives from participating stores and restaurants from Nov 28 through Dec 13. Look for the red balloons along 1.5 miles of Atlantic Avenue and its side streets from Fourth Ave to waterfront running through charming Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill. There are more than 150 storefronts of shops and restaurants along the strip. Sue Wolfe, Vice President of the AALDC Board explains, that “the holiday season is the perfect time to show your support to our neighborhood businesses. Our businesses have been struggling to stay open. Like you, they love our neighborhood and want to remain here.” Wolfe added, “Shop early, shop local!” On the heels of a successful two-week long Gowanus Art Walk along Atlantic Avenue co-produced by the AALDC, an invitation is extended to all to stroll the avenue and shop diverse and enchanting stores stocked with great holiday gifts, and taste the different foods at specialty shops and restaurants- many of which have outside seating on the avenue and side streets. “Our restaurants also have faced difficult obstacles and are here to help you in every way to make your holiday celebrations special. Dine-in or order but most importantly, show your support,” stated Nat Rubin, President of the AALDC Board. More broadly, Howard Kolins, Interim Executive Director of the AALDC, reminded that “Your favorite businesses have websites where you can shop and pick-up curbside, or have items delivered to you. Karen Zebulon, AALDC board member and owner of GUMBO store at 495 Atlantic Avenue, provides background on the artistic tote bag giveaways. “To drive home the importance of supporting local businesses, a limited number of Atlantic Avenue Shop & Dine cloth tote bags with design by local artist Adam Suerte will be given away at various street corners on Saturday, November 28.” Santa Sightings and Carolers. On November 28, between noon and 4 pm. Listen for Santa’s sleigh bells to lead you to Santa and holiday carolers along the avenue. Window Winners. The annual Atlantic Avenue Holiday Window Design Competition Awards, in various categories, are given to stores and restaurants for the most creative original designs. Judges will view holiday windows of participating merchants along Atlantic Avenue and its immediate side streets. This year’s window judges are documentary filmmaker Allison Prete, filmmaker Jed Rothstein, composer, musician, Steven W. Standard (Strafe), and artists Adam Suerte and John Thorton (see bios below). Annual Holiday Toy Drive. The AALDC will be donating 150 sets of Miss Jessie’s hair products to Providence House, a transitional housing program for women and children. The AALDC will also collect toys to donate to children age 7 or younger at Arbor Inn, a short-term housing program. In coordination with NYC Councilmember Stephen Levin’s office, the AALDC will collect gifts for children up to 17 years old living at the nearby Gowanus Houses. Please bring an unwrapped toy or book, with child gender and age indicated, to the AALDC office. To donate toys, please contact the AALDC office at 718-875-8993 for drop-off dates , times, and locations. Sponsors of this year’s holiday events include Con...

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