Tickets on Sale for Taste of Brooklyn.

The 11th annual Taste of Brooklyn is set for September 26th and tickets are now on sale for this benefit Red Hook Initiative.  This annual event is not only a lot of fun but proceeds will be going to a wonderful cause.  RHI supports youth in the community of Red Hook and can continue doing […]

New Tattoo Shop on Court.

At the far south end of Court Street in Carroll Gardens stands a storefront that’s now called Nice Tattoo.  The exterior is a lovely color blue and it looks clean and simple.  493 Court Street used to be a barber shop so you would think the transformation shouldn’t have been too difficult.  Nice Tattoo looks […]

Unconventional Backsplash Ideas by Sandra Manley

As someone who sees a lot of houses and apartments, I’m always interested in how people furnish their homes, and especially how they decorate their kitchens — my favorite room in almost any house. When a friend emailed me photos of her new apartment, the first thing I noticed was the quirky backsplash in an […]

Cafe Booqoo coming to Smith Street.

Right across the street from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop is a corner storefront that used to house Kimchi Grill.  This little kimchi-centric restaurant was really yummy but unfortunately they closed shop a short while ago. Whenever we pass by a vacant space we wonder what will be the next business that opens […]

Carroll Gardens Drug Store Becomes Nail Salon.

The Clinton Street Apothecary, at 420 Clinton Street, closed a while ago, much to the disappointment of residents in this neighborhood.  It was an affordable little family-owned drug store and the closest pharmacy for those living in the Columbia Waterfront District.  They knew their customers by name and were always friendly and chatty. After they closed […]

Response to Red Hook Star Revue’s “Beard Street Compromise”

At the beginning of the month the Red Hook Star Revue published this article about the bar, Narrow Water Brewing, opening on 158 Beard Street.  Many Red Hook residents had concerns about this establishment opening at this location and spoke up recently at a community meeting. Realty Collective owner and CB6 member, Victoria Hagman, was at this […]

Is My Co-op Maintenance Tax Deductible? by Jane Herro

The short answer is YES – a percentage of your monthly maintenance is tax deductible and this percentage is different from unit to unit depending on number of shares owned. With a co-op, the amount of the maintenance that is tax deductible is based on the portion that is used to pay real estate taxes and […]

Men’s Clothing Store Coming to Court.

The exterior at 173 Court Street has transformed quite a bit, as you can see from the current photo above and the past photo below.  The previous tenants owned Cobble Hill Animal Clinic and so we imagine the interior took a while to overhaul and turn into the men’s clothing store Bonobos, which looks like it will […]

Summer Movies in NYC by Shyda Hoque

It would not be summer without outdoor movies.  It is a place to gather with friends and enjoy a nice meal in the park while watching nostalgic hits from our childhood. I remember a few years back watching Jurassic Park in McCarren Park with many people who were seeing it on the big screen for the […]

Bastille Day Celebration in Cobble Hill!

Today is Bastille Day and , though some celebrate this holiday throughout the entire week, the big Smith Street Festival Bastille celebration will take place on Sunday. You can expect delicious food from local restaurants and vendors since the neighborhood favorite French cafe Bartabac hosts this fest. We also look forward to the live music and […]