*Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Cortelyou Road Merchant’s Association (CoRMA). Funds raised will go towards additional street cleaning, holiday lights and general maintenance along Cortelyou Road.* Past Featured Food & Drink Participants Have Included: The Castello Plan, Mimi’s Hummus, Sycamore, Bar Chord, The Farm on Adderley, 773 Lounge, Jr. Bella’s Pizza & Pasta, Plaza Gourmet Deli, Kings County Wine, Natural Frontier Market, Lea, Cortelyou Market By Keyfood, Cinco de Mayo, Flatbush Food Co-op, Café Madeline, Ox Cart, Taqueria Maria & Ricardo, KoKo Ramen, Manchego, San Remo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, Violia’s Sorrel, and George’s Diner Check out Ditmas Park Corner’s Article From... read more
Free outdoor movies start at 8:30pm! The movies will be on the corner of Cortelyou Road and E17th Street. This event is BYOC (bring your own chair or blanket). Free Pop Corn, Popsicle’s, and a CORMA Raffle. (As part of DOT’s Weekend Walks Cortelyou Road will be closed to traffic from E17th Street to Coney Island Ave.) Special Events Include: – Outdoor dining at various Cortelyou eateries – yoga, live music, dancing and so much more – A bounce house for children, an outdoor art studio, and other family fun leading up to the start of the movies – Cortelyou merchants will set up displays and merchandise outside on the sidewalk Share your photos with us at #MyCortelyou and #FDConline AUGUST 18, 2018 ACTIVITIES: FDC Arts & Crafts for Kids CORMA Adopt-a-Tree Raffle to your favorite Cortelyou spots Community Bike Ride to Prospect Park 5:30PM meet in Cortelyou Library Plaza Midwood Pop-Up Museum Bouncy Castles Brooklyn ARTery—ChalkART Pilates on Cortelyou Kids Rock Painting by HoneySuckle Hill Flowers Greenfield Pharmacy Health Awareness Party 3PM-6PM Latin Fever – Children’s Performance 6PM & Senior Dance 6:30PM Third Root Community Health Center & New York Health Act—5:30PM yoga and Chinese medicine pulse/tongue readings Knockout Performance fitness demos Borough President Eric L. Adams Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Back to School Drive Cortelyou Road Radio fun music for everyone! Flatbush Food Coop free popcorn and lemonade tasting MOVIE: Beat Street, 1984 OUTDOOR DRINKS & DINING: Barchord Lea Farm on Adderley—Summer on Cortelyou specialty cocktail Sycamore –Puppies ~n~ Pints Mimi’s Hummus Cortelyou Beer Craft Castello Plan Corthaiyou La Puerta Roja AND SO MUCH MORE! Please check back for a list of activities for... read more
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 Flatbush Development Corporation’s Annual Flatbush Frolic Street fair is fast approaching! For the last 40 plus years, the Frolic has grown into one of New York City’s premiere street fairs, attracting over 20,000 visitors and over 150 vendors from all over Brooklyn. This year the Flatbush Frolic will feature food, dance, live music, a pizza eating contest, craft fair, children’s area, main stage, beer garden, a non-for-profit area, local businesses and more! This year we plan on taking the Frolic to the next level. We are putting a call out for local vendors and local musicians that would like to get involved. FDC has been, and remains committed to supporting and highlighting the diversity of merchants and artists from our local community. We are looking for general vendors, artists, food vendors and corporate vendors/sponsors. Check out our fun recap video of the Frolic: Vendor Categories: If you are a general vendor, food vendor or corporate vendor for more information and to apply for 2018 please click here. If you are a Cortelyou Road merchant ONLY please click here for an application and registration information. If you are an interested musician you can apply by emailing samples of your music and a link to your website to Massiel Felix at Mfelix@fdconline.org. Interested vendors and musicians should submit their applications quickly as slots fill up very quickly! You will be notified on whether your application has been accepted. If you are accepted and we allocate a space, your participation is nonrefundable. Please see application for more details. If you wish to apply at our office location – Please stop by FDC at... read more
Every year, we must face it: a day of spring cleaning. Join FDC and let’s make it a fun event together by getting the whole community involved! Join your neighbors for a day of beautification, painting over old street graffiti, cleaning sidewalks, and planting flowers in any available green spaces. We can all agree in the power of surrounding ourselves with beauty, so why not get to know your neighbors while being a positive force in your community? Join us!... read more
FDC welcomes you to join our local merchants on Cortelyou Road for Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou! This week-long event celebrates the amazing businesses of Cortelyou, while offering discounts and savings to our loyal community. Merchants are offering specific discounts and specials: Pub Tour, Prix Fixe Dinners, Sandwich Savings Spectacular, and Shop & Save. If you’re feeling thirsty and adventurous hit Cortelyou’s Pub Tour. Bring old friends or meet new ones while discovering Cortelyou’s varied watering holes and enjoy the week’s specialty priced beers and cocktails. Our top rated restaurants will be offering Prix Fixe dinners nightly that will surprise taste buds and please wallets. Our tasty Cafés and Delis are offering sandwich specials all week. The Cortelyou Sandwich Spectacular will get you out of your sandwich rut as you try house favorites and new creations at discounted prices. Shop & Save throughout Cortelyou’s boutique row, our retail and service businesses will have special promotions all week long so you can shop till you drop. Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC), Small Business Services (SBS), and participating Cortelyou Merchants are pleased to host Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou event, and are thrilled to offer many wonderful specials all week long. Show up on Cortelyou and enjoy! 2018 Eat & Shop Specials March 24-31, 2018 Participating Merchants: PUB TOUR 773 Lounge – BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) All Week & Free pint or well drink with any menu item purchase from Buffalo Famous. La Puerta Roja Latin Bistro – BOGO on select drinks all night The Castello Plan – “Ditmas Park Cocktail Special” $8.00 all night Lea – Negroni... read more
Purchase Tickets and Ads Now Join Us at the Picnic House in Prospect Park on May 1st, 2018 (6:30-10:30pm) in celebration of the vitality of Flatbush! Honoring: 2018 Leadership Award: Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn District Attorney 2018 Impact Award: Bea De La Torre, Managing Director of Housing at Robin Hood 2018 Lifetime Service Award: Nicholas Correra, Newkirk Plaza Association President Emeritus Our Annual Benefit Gala, held every May in Brooklyn, is FDC’s most important fundraiser of the year. FDC’s integrated and holistic approach goes well beyond basic grant funder mandates. However, this does not come without a cost. Closing our organization’s operating gap is a significant issue that we must address directly since government funding does not equal FDC’s actual cost for providing the necessary and valuable services and events we provide our community members. Lowering FDC’s standards is not an option. Together, we will help FDC maintain its commitment to excellence. CLICK HERE for Ticket Sales, Sponsorship Opportunities, Journal Ads, Tribute Donations, and Auction Donations! Please join us on this special day as we honor The Honorable Eric Gonzalez, celebrate the tireless contributions of Bea De La Torre, and thank Nick for his years of dedicated service to our community. This year we are excited to be joined by Award-winning live event painter Katherine Gressel, who will create a painting onsite of the entire party while guests watch – which will be auctioned off during the night! By the end of the party, as the painting nears completion, the winning auction bidder will have the option of having his/her portrait painted into the picture before taking the painting home. Katherine was also the featured... read more
March 24th – 31st FDC welcomes you to join our local merchants on Cortelyou Road for Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou! This week-long event celebrates the amazing businesses of Cortelyou, while offering discounts and savings to our loyal community. The week features four themes, with merchants offering specific discounts and specials: Pub Tour; Prix Fixe Dinners; Sandwich Savings Spectacular; and Shop & Save. If you’re feeling thirsty and adventurous hit Cortelyou’s Pub Tour. Bring old friends or meet new ones while discovering Cortelyou’s varied watering holes and enjoy the week’s specialty priced beers and cocktails. Our top rated restaurants will be offering Prix Fixe dinners nightly that will surprise taste buds and please wallets. Our tasty Cafés and Delis are offering sandwich specials all week. The Cortelyou Sandwich Spectacular will get you out of your sandwich rut as you try house favorites and new creations at discounted prices. Shop & Save throughout Cortelyou’s boutique row, our retail and service businesses will have special promotions all week long so you can shop till you drop. Flatbush Development Corporation (FDC), Small Business Services (SBS), and participating Cortelyou Merchants are pleased to host the fourth Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou event, and are thrilled to offer many wonderful specials all week long. Show up on Cortelyou and enjoy! Click on the audio link to hear the ad from last year’s Eat & Shop! http://www.fdconline.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Eat-Shop-Cortelyou-2017-www.cortelyouroadradio.com-2.mp3 Eat & Shop 2018 PUB TOUR: 773 Lounge – BOGO (Buy One Get One Free) All Week & Free pint or well drink with any menu item purchase from Buffalo... read more
Have a voice in how our community is improved! VOTE NOW! If you area resident of District 40 or District 45 you can vote at any of the below locations or at FDC 1616 Newkirk Avenue Voting will be taking place March 25th – April 2nd Remember: Anyone age 14 and over can vote You only need to give a name and what block you live on. No ID will be required, you don’t need to be registered to vote, you don’t need to be a citizen, and NO street address is required to vote. You can vote for your top five (5) favorite projects! Whats on the Ballot? If you live in District 45 (Jumaane William’s District) visit: http://council.nyc.gov/jumaane-williams/pb/6/ If you live in District 40 (Mathieu Eugene’s District) visit: http://council.nyc.gov/mathieu-eugene/pb/6/ To find out more about Participatory Budgeting, or to vote online, visit:... read more
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