On Saturday the Court Smith Bid Steering Committee held a model block event. We wanted to get the word out about our ongoing efforts to create a BID, business improvement district. Starting on Smith Street in front of Stinky Bklyn we gave out free ice cream from Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, had a team of guys sweeping and doing clean up. There were some beautified tree pits and planters and the steering committee was there taking ballots and surveying what the residents want from the BID. We then moved over to Court St. in front of Runnin' Wild Kids Shoes and met some more neighbors. Hope you had a chance to stop by, say hello, and also enjoy a delicious ice cream courtesy of the steering committee. Caleb Caldwell Photography from The Brooklyn Paper stopped by to report as did Naomi Choy Smith of News 12 Brooklyn. Wow we made local media!