The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn BID’s 14th Annual Meeting was held on Monday, September 24th during the annual Myrtle Mixer. Local merchants, property owners, residents and community partners gathered at The Candy Factory (124 Washington Ave) to learn about the BID’s ongoing work, socialize, and to enjoy food and drink from local businesses.
During the meeting, the BID’s Executive Director, Meredith Phillips Almeida, presented an overview of the BID’s work and accomplishments for the past fiscal year and discussed ongoing and new projects for the year ahead. Additionally, members were reelected to the BID’s Board of Directors and a review of the BID’s finances was had. A full summary of the meeting is available below in the Draft 2017 Meeting Minutes.
CELEBRATING SMALL BUSINESSES
The evening also included a moment to celebrate local businesses who marked 20 year anniversaries during the past year. Three businesses reached that milestone this year, including New Grace Chinese, Wash Cycle II Laundromat, and New Saba Deli & Grocery. They join 13 other businesses who have been serving Fort Greene and Clinton Hill for 20 years or more.
MYRTLE AVENUE CHAMPIONS
A lot of people contribute to making Myrtle Avenue a great place. Only through numerous partnerships and collaboration are we able to keep Myrtle Avenue attractive, serve local residents and businesses, and hold programs and events in the neighborhood.
This year we presented the debut Myrtle Avenue Champion award to our partners at Fort Greene Park to recognize our years of collaboration. Over the past five years, NYC Parks and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy have collaborated with us, and other partners, to bring quality programs to Myrtle Avenue within the park. Projects include the annual holiday tree lighting, Easter egg hunt, historic walking tours, and public art installations.
SHOWCASING LOCAL CUISINE
Neighbors who gathered at the event were able to enjoy a showcase of Myrtle Avenue’s food and drink options, with eight local restaurants and wine shops serving food and drink, including:
FOR THE RECORD
To view meeting materials, including the slate of newly elected board members and financial statements, and the organization’s annual report please click below.