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Photos courtesy of Sunset Park BID
Photos courtesy of Sunset Park BID
Sunset Park BID celebrates during its annual holiday party.

It was another year and another chance to celebrate a successful time for the Sunset Park Business Improvement District (BID).

The BID held its annual holiday party on Wednesday, December 14 at the BID office, 5116 Fifth Avenue. During the joyous gathering, members of the BID, elected officials, officers from the 72nd Precinct, local businesspeople and more got together to celebrate the BID’s accomplishments and the neighborhood’s future.

“The BID holiday party is our way of saying thanks to the board of directors who are all volunteers, helping to run the organization,” said Executive Director of the Sunset Park BID Renee Giordano.  “We also use this time to thank the businesses, organizations, groups, companies and agencies who work in partnership with the BID to create a better Fifth Avenue.”

The party featured catering of great eats from local restaurants.  This year, the spread included Sunset favorites such as Johnny’s Pizzeria, Royal Kings Pizza, Casa Vieja, China Wok, International Restaurant, La Gran Via Bakery and Sunset Bagels.

2016 was a busy and productive year for the BID as it held annual events such as Make Music NY, the 15-block street festival and the annual tree lighting ceremony. “With each event, we attempt to create a fun and exciting way of bringing the residents and the businesses together,” added Giordano. “We hosted several movies, free trolley rides, face painting, information dissemination, fashion shows, raffles and a scavenger hunt.”

The Sunset Park Fifth Avenue BID app has also been a huge success, drawing a lot of attention to the area and kept the users up to date on events and current promotions.

“We look forward to more continued successes in 2017 and keep an ever open mind about what new innovation we will come up with to bring more attention to the Fifth Avenue shopping corridor in Sunset Park,” Giordano said.

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