Myrtle Avenue BID publishes annual holiday savings guide

There are plenty of deals to be had if you shop local this holiday season. The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District published their annual holiday savings guide this week, filled with coupons, sales and deals. Click on the book below to open an online copy of the guide or check your mail for a physical copy. unnamed

Despite heat, Myrtle Ave street fest draws crowd

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Despite the heat, hundreds packed the streets for the annual Myrtle Avenue street fair last Sunday. The annual event brought residents from Ridgewood and Glendale out of their homes, an onto the central business district for an afternoon of family fun.

The fair featured tables from local vendors, as well as informational booths from businesses in the area. While most of the action was on street, the businesses behind were also open and especially the restaurants were packed with customers, enjoying the increased foot presence on the avenue.

In addition to vendors, there was also classic fair food, thrilling rides for the youngsters to keep everyone in the family entertained.

Down at the Fresh Pond Road portion of the fair, the East Coast Car Association set up some of their classic cars on display to benefit Toys for Tots. There was no charge for the spectators, but money is raised through an entrance fee and 50/50 raffle.

This year, all proceeds from their shows go to benefit St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children.

The festival was presented by the Glendale Kiwanis Club and organized by Meteor Festivals, who present street festivals across New York City.

See more photos from the celebration below:

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Myrtle Avenue sidewalk sale this weekend

FullSizeRender-2To celebrate both President’s Day and Valentine’s Day, businesses on Myrtle Avenue are partnering to host a sidewalk sale. Merchants in the Myrtle Avenue business district and adjacent side streets from Fresh Pond Road to Wyckoff Avenue may  display merchandise in front of their businesses up to 3 feet from the building line (not at the curb) for this sale event.

Brave the cold this weekend and shop local at the over 300 stores located within the business district.

Back to School Sale on Myrtle Avenue

FullSizeRender-2Ridgewood parents looking to do some last minute back-to-school shopping have to look no further than Myrtle Avenue this weekend. Starting on Friday, Sept. 4 and running through Monday, Sept. 7, businesses on the commercial strip will be setting up a sidewalk sale.

Over 300 stores will be participating in the sale, offering clothing, school uniforms, supplies and backpacks to prepare your child for their first day at school.

Myrtle Avenue street fair this weekend

The Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District is hosting their annual street fair this weekend, just in time for the nice weather to roll in.

The event will feature hand crafted goods from Ridgewood Market vendors, local food and some of the best items local Myrtle Avenue merchants have to offer. There will also be rides and attractions so the event is sure to be fun for the whole family.

Who: Myrtle Avenue BID.FullSizeRender-2

What: Spring street fair, featuring local vendors, rides, food and more!

Where: On Myrtle Avenue between Wyckoff and Forest Avenues.

When: Sunday, April 19, from noon to 6 p.m.

For more information on the Myrtle Avenue BID, visit: http://ridgewood-ny.com/


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Cab stolen, driver assaulted in Ridgewood

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The New York Daily News is reporting that a cab driver was assaulted by a passenger near the Myrtle-Wyckoff subway station on Sunday.

According to the report, the cabbie was attacked by a violent passenger who reportedly demanded the cabbie give him money. After a struggle, the suspect got away with the cab, $1,560 in cash, three phones and the driver’s debit card.

The victim is a 33-year-old Queens man, according to the report.