Dine In Brooklyn is Here!

We are right smack in the middle of a week and a half long Dine In Brooklyn, which started March 20th and will end on the 30th.  For those of you who don’t know, it’s simple.  Eat at a restaurant on the list (find your many options here!) and pay only $28 for a three […]

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 […]

Participatory Budgeting is Almost Here.

Participatory budgeting is a wonderful opportunity to have a say in what improvements are made to your community.  There is a list of nominated projects and you can vote for which ones, within your district, you think the budget should include.  This year it’s even easier to share your opinion because they have made it […]

384 Court Gets a Facelift and Coffeeshop.

The front of 384 Court Street has changed dramatically.  Below you can see what it used to look like with the attached lighter colored storefront and above you can see the changes they have made.  Not only have they painted and taken down the awnings but they have added and replaced the large windows surrounding the […]

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 […]

Red Hook Fest 2017 Dates Announced!

We were very excited to receive an email from Dance Theatre Etcetera informing us that the dates for Red Hook Fest have been set! This not only reminds us that the huge weekend long festival, which “features a lineup of professional bands and dance companies, plus free activities for all ages like kayak rides in […]

A Cozy New Bar Opens on Sackett Street.

The space at 359 Sackett Street has transformed from a little cafe and coffee shop into a cozy bar called Little Mountain Cocktail Bar and we stopped in the other day to snap some shots.  Its very tight in there, which we love because it feels really intimate but it was hard to get good […]

Crow Hill Construction moves to Red Hook by Maryam Daghmoumi

I would like to formally introduce you all to Red Hook’s newest addition to the artist and fabricator community, Crow Hill Construction, a.k.a Dry Dock Studios.  These are the new tenants, as of late February, who rented the retail and manufacturing hybrid on Van Brunt Street that formerly housed Tribe Bicycles.     The owner plans […]

Spotlight on Carroll Gardens Pet Grooming.

Isn’t it funny how you can walk down one street that you haven’t been down in a while and all of a sudden you glimpse a storefront that you could swear wasn’t there before and think that you’ve come across a grand opening then you find out it’s been open for a little over a […]

Real Tours: Kensington by Jane Herro

Kensington…even the name is charming! Located in the center of Brooklyn just south of Prospect Park, this diverse neighborhood is home to gorgeous prewar buildings and Victorian homes along it’s tree-lined streets. Ocean Parkway, which was finished in 1880, starts in Kensington and runs all the way down to Coney Island. The Parkway offers 5 […]