Known for its quiet, tree-lined streets, & having the largest landmark district in Brooklyn, Park Slope is also home to an abundance of locally-owned establishments. One of the neighborhood’s most popular commercial thoroughfares is Fifth Avenue, featuring many excellent restaurants, bars, coffee houses, sidewalk cafes, & other independently-owned shops that draw people from around the City. On this Expedition down Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue, we will have the opportunity to meet some of these entrepreneurs whose shops add variety, vitality, & interest to this thriving & inviting corridor.
Did you know that by shopping at locally-owned businesses — as opposed to chain stores — a greater percentage of your dollars stay right in the community? It’s true! And because we believe strongly in the local & sustainable movement, 5% of every ticket for this Expedition will be donated to the Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, a non-profit organization made up of property owners, commercial tenants, local elected officials & residents who are dedicated to making Fifth Ave a better place to live, work & shop.
Who will enjoy this event?: Everybody! Fans of Brooklyn history & local businesses
Under the Oculus in front of the main entrance to Barclays Center, between Atlantic Ave & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn
Licensed Tour Guide
A born & bred Native New Yorker, Andrea Coyle is a Board Member & Education Committee Core Member of the Guides Association of NYC. She has a background in both the graphic arts field & early childhood education. A licensed NYC tour guide since 2008, Andrea is a community activist, a preservationist, & a strong supporter of independent small businesses & manufacturers. She loves history, architecture, photography, trains, & food -- & being able to introduce her guests to places off the beaten path!