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 […]

Progress on Smith Street Storefronts.

For many years now a row of storefronts on Smith Street have been out of commission.  As you can see in the photo above, there are four or five in a row (with 252 Smith Street being in the middle) that have been boarded up for a while.  Whenever we have passed by in the […]

Saying Goodbye to the Beloved Kensington Stables.

Over the years if you’ve headed towards Prospect Park from the Kensington or Windsor Terrace areas you may have seen folks riding on horseback towards or from the park.  At the very least you’ve noticed a horse trail with evidence that horses were recently present in the form of manure.  These beautiful animals belong to […]

Rally to Oppose ACA Repeal and Medicare Cuts.

Today is the National Strike.  Many, including Realty Collective, are staying home, shuttering their office doors, not spending money or banking. Their are also protests to attend around the 5 boroughs.  We wanted to share this one with you that we received word of earlier from the office of Nydia M. Velázquez.  It’s tomorrow morning, which […]

Trump and Kushner’s Dirty Properties.

We’ve blogged in the past about Trump companies and properties around New York city.  These blogs were mainly to share the information for boycotting purposes as many have been doing in the #grabyourwallet movement.  We recently came across an article in NYCurbed that reports on Trump properties for a different reason.  We all know that the […]

General Nationwide Strike on February 17th.

As many of you may have already heard, most likely from your Facebook feeds, Anti-Trump resistance organizers are calling for a general strike the Friday before Presidents day, February 17th.  What exactly does this mean? Citizens are urged to stay home from work and school and not spend any money.  It’s meant to exclaim our […]

Possible Marijuana Dispensary Coming to Brooklyn.

The space at 4614 fifth Avenue in Sunset Park has a pending lease for a company called Napenthea LLC.  This company plans to distribute medical marijuana to patients suffering from conditions such as HIV, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, epilepsy, cancer, neuropathy, spinal cord injuries and Crohn’s disease.  That is if they are approved by the community […]

Brooklyn Paramount Theater Restoration Underway.

Did you know the Brooklyn Paramount Theater is being restored after decades of serving as a basketball court for Long Island University? Following the lead of Kings Theatre, which reopened 2015, the Paramount will be used once again for concerts and other live events. The Paramount, built it 1928, was designed by the architectural firm […]