Neda Boutique Closing on Court!

The cute little clothing boutique at 302 Court Street, Neda, is closing it’s doors after 11 years in the Cobble Hill community. It’s very sad to hear but our mood was raised to learn that their store in Park Slope will remain open. The last day will be June 3oth on Court and in the […]

Spotlight on Golda Cafe in Bed Stuy by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

Golda is a quaint neighborhood café serving delicious brunch specialties in Bedford-Stuyvesant. It’s an all-day restaurant serving new American fare with Middle Eastern flavors. Though Golda is set in a cozy and casual space, the menu is far from simple. Everything, including pastries and breads are baked in-house and there is a multi roaster coffee […]

Cowhey Marine Hardware, c. 1862 – 2006 by The Red Hook WaterStories Team

Cowhey Marine Hardware operated in Red Hook for about 150 years. The rump remains of the business was at 440 Van Brunt Street, the northwest corner of Van Brunt and Beard Street, and closed in 2005. Cowhey donated their final inventory to PortSide NewYork who has kept sample selections of their marine hardware and their 1941 […]

Open House Tips for Buyers.

We have shared our thoughts and ideas in the past for sellers staging their homes for an open house (see our blog post 5 Tips on Staging Your Home) but now we’d like to talk about the other side of this process, attending an open house. For first-time home buyers especially this may be a bit […]

Father’s Day Music Event at Urban Meadow.

Does your dad or husband enjoy rock steady and/or ska? If so we’ve got the perfect Father’s Day activity for you! Urban Meadow is hosting a performance featuring Audra Rox Steady and Skalopy from 4pm-6pm. Events at this open community garden in the Columbia Waterfront district are always fun and unique. It’s a gorgeous space […]

Shortcut to Calculate Approximate Monthly Mortgage Payments

For a while now we have been hosting “Buying into Brooklyn” workshops for first time home buyers with questions. By our side has been local loan officer Mark Maimon from Freedom Mortgage and we really can’t say enough nice things about him. He recently shared this shortcut for calculating mortgage payments with us and we […]

Morbid Anatomy Pop-Up!

Ok, so this may be old news but we are just learning about it so we figured we would spread it around since many of you may be hearing this for the first time also. Morbid Anatomy, which started on Union Street in Gowanus and moved to a larger space nearby on 3rd Avenue only […]

Starter Guide for Aspiring Real Estate Investors

We wanted to share this very informative guide our friend Steph Young, interior designer and construction manager for Denver Life Design, sent to us for our blog. Hope this is helpful for all of you budding investors! Real Estate Investing: Common Methods for Financing Rental Properties Those considering investing in a rental property will quickly learn […]

Women-Owned Business Part 5: Michelle Mannix and Cook Space.

We are well acquainted with Michelle Mannix’s business ventures. She was in the neighborhood not too long ago as co-owner of Ted and Honey and recently opened a spot in Prospect Heights called Cook Space, a cooking school and catering space. We are happy to have had the opportunity to ask Michelle about her new […]

Flexible Jobs for Performers in Brooklyn.

More often than not performers living in New York will need what we call a “survival job”. Basically everyone needs to make enough money to pay the rent and that’s difficult to do on a performer’s unpredictable salary. It’s difficult for anyone going to auditions or rehearsals to work a 9-5 job but luckily there […]