Thursday, December 2, 2010

Local Shopping Ideas from Brad Lander

Here are a few ideas for shopping local this holiday season: Start locally: Before you head online or to a mall, think about how much you can get from neighborhood stores. Think especially about the people in your life who love Brooklyn, and how much they'll appreciate a gift that helps make it stronger.

From Brooklyn Green Team: plus, when you support small family owned businesses, it's easier to make suggestions to them on how to green thier operations rather than submit to a "contact form" on a corporation's website -- right...AND by keeping those businesses thriving you prevent 50 nail salons from descending in your hood. Check out Borough President Marty Markowitz' "I Shop Brooklyn" website for neighborhood shopping ideas.

Small Business Saturday, tomorrow, November 27th: Tomorrow is the first national "small business Saturday."

Join the 3/50 project: Pick three local businesses you'd most like to support, and commit to spend $50 per month at them.

Share your favorite local shopping stories and ideas with us: Email me at with your favorite stores and stories -- especially of those local businesses who are great employers & neighbors -- and we'll share some of them with others on our blog. You can also check out the web sites of our local BIDs and merchants associations:

-- Park Slope 5th Avenue BID,
-- Kensington Area Merchant & Residents Association,

-- Court Street Merchants Association,

-- Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association,

-- Park Slope Chamber of Commerce,
-- Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce,

Thanks Brad!

1 comment:

All About Fifth said...

The Park Slope Chamber's site is