PARK SLOPE - With Black Friday just days away, the Park Slope 5th Avenue Business Improvement District is kicking off a program for bargain hunters.

Stores that place a snowflake outside their property are participating in the program.

"What we're trying to do is let everybody know if they shop local, not only are they benefiting their neighbors [and] their neighborhood, but we're also going to give [out] something special for it," says Irene Lore, who works with the BID.