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 […]

A Message From Carlos Menchaca

We received the message below from our Council Member, Carlos Menchaca, and wanted to pass it along!  We’re so proud of Menchaca and all the politicians standing up for immigrant rights and protesting alongside their constituents. We’ve been hearing about a lot of folks putting pressure on our local politicians, in fact we blogged about the protest […]

The RC Team Marches on NYC and DC!

We couldn’t be prouder of our Realty Collective family, who energetically participated at the Women’s March on DC and it’s sister March on NYC.  RC’s Victoria, Tina, Nils, Shyda, Brice, Chelsea, Tania and Liz A. were chanting among the enormous crowds on Saturday. It was an incredibly powerful experience that we will never forget and looking […]

Smith Street’s Video Free Brooklyn Relocates.

Walking down Smith Street the other day we were seeing so many shuttered doors and papered windows. Shops come and go on this bustling street spanning from Cobble Hill to Carroll Gardens.  One particular darkened space felt a bit like a punch in the gut, though.  Our last neighborhood video store, Video Free Brooklyn, has moved.  So […]

Trump Sites on the Boycott List.

Feeling anxious during the congressional hearing process?  You can definitely use that energy to call your senators.  You can also use your money (or rather not use it) to make a difference.  There is a national #grabyourwallet movement boycotting businesses that Trump or his family are involved with.  And there are a lot of them! […]

An In-Depth Year in Review of Brooklyn.

We can all agree it’s been an insane year for the country and we are all so glad to see that 2016 is behind us.  Reading about America’s year-in-review has been just plain depressing.  But what was 2016 like specifically in Brooklyn?  We came across a piece in the Brooklyn Paper that highlights the major […]