Virtual Reality Arcade Comes to Smith Street.

We learned of the new opening at 261 Smith Street by passing by and seeing a giant screen in the window and the small and unassuming “vrbar” sign.  “Vr?” we asked ourselves.  Ohhhhhh, virtual reality.  Wow, the future is upon us!  We needed to know more and found this great blog about the opening of the […]

Strengthen Lengthen Tone is Coming to Brooklyn by Joshua Silbert

There is a lot of expansion taking place for SLT (Strengthen Lengthen Tone), which will have a total of 14 studios in the coming months.  With locations in the New York, New Jersey, and Philadelphia areas, they are making their way to Brooklyn as well by merging with Brooklyn Bodyburn studios within the next few months and opening a […]

Meeting in Brooklyn Concerning Trump Budget Cuts

After posting photos about the Tax March earlier this week, we want to keep the momentum going! We strive to stay woke and connected to our community.  In the past we have focused on meetings or rallies in Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Clinton Hill because that is where our offices are located and where we are […]

We Can Help Relocate Littlefield!

With so many wonderful venues and neighborhood favorites closing their doors around us, such as the Lower East Side’s Cake Shop and BookCourt in Cobble Hill recently, it’s so lovely to see plans for expansion for our other favorites! We love Littlefield! It’s a performance and art space in Gowanus that’s always hosted a diverse variety of […]

Two Trees Artist Subsidy Program by Maryam Daghmoumi

The 2017 awardee’s for Two Trees’ Artist Subsidy Program were just recently announced! Twelve artists and two local art organizations have been selected, based on their commitment to community engagement, social impact and quality of work, to benefit from reduced rents in Dumbo for their studios and work spaces. For those of you who would like […]

RHI Impacting Mental Health in Red Hook.

RHI (Red Hook Initiative) has been offering one-on-one counseling to the youth in Red Hook for the last year.  This was just a start to what has become a partnership with ThriveNYC’s Connections to Care (C2C) to expand mental health care in Red Hook, thanks to a three year grant received last March from The Mayor’s Fund to Advance […]

Expanding Our Composting Programs in 2017.

Those little brown composting bins are everywhere near our Carroll Gardens office.  The program is doing well in the neighborhood and people seem to be embracing it across the five boroughs. Many who don’t have composting pick up have been taking their materials to drop-off sites. There are dozens to choose from.  Realty Collective’s Sachia Munroe blogged […]

What Fed Rate Hike Means for Mortgage Rates by Jane Herro

The Federal Reserve decision on the 15th to lift its benchmark short-term interest rate by a quarter percentage point is likely to have a domino effect across the economy as it gradually pushes up rates for everything from mortgages and credit card rates to small business loans. Last week, the average rate of a thirty-year fixed […]

Zerowaste in NYC by Sachia Munroe

I met a young woman at my train stop in Bed-Stuy who works for NYC Compost Project and is collecting items for soiling at Red Hook Community Farm. Living in a city among so many other human beings, we all know how important it is to reduce our waste. Here is just one small thing […]

Restoration Brewing in Crown Heights by Arthur Mallett

Plans are underway to restore the main building of the Nassau Brewing Company at 945 Bergen Street in Crown Heights.  The facility served as a brewery beginning in 1849.  It’s unique structure allowed for a gravity cooling system, utilizing ice harvested from the Arctic region. The once thriving brewery gave way to local competition in […]