38th St to 64th St, 5th Ave
Normally, businesses are not allowed by law to put goods out on the sidewalk in front of their stores. This ensures an open unobstructed sidewalk for pedestrians to walk along. Several times a year, though, the Sunset Park BID gets permits from the City to hold special Sidewalk Sales days. During these special weekends, 5th Avenue businesses can put goods out up to 3 feet in front of their shops, even in restricted areas.
Businesses can display their wares, host special bargains, give-aways and entertainment. The BID attempts to choose weekends which are usually slow business times to bring more customers to the avenue.
Shoppers and shop owners alike look forward to these Sidewalk Sales weekends each year. We used to hold these events in mid-Spring and then again mid-Summer, but due to popularity, we now have them almost every month! Look out for your specials from your favorite stores on the dates listed above, or check our fan page for reminders.