Celebrating Lunar New Year in Brooklyn.

Though celebrations have already kicked off for Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, today is the official calendar holiday. Annual events for the New Year are spread out because the holiday is not only celebrated on the one date. To learn more about this holiday, also called Spring Festival, click here. New York consists […]

Open House in Red Hook Saturday for Multi-Family Home.

Realty Collective’s Maryam Daghmoumi will be holding an open house for this brand new listing in Red Hook. This Saturday, January 20th, from 1pm-2pm stop by 10 Huntington Street to view this “semi-attached 3-family, 2400sqft wood frame house (20 x 40 on a 20 x 100 lot, zoned R5) your new home or investment”.  See […]

Brooklyn Home Prices Still Soaring!

A New York Times piece, Brooklyn Real Estate Prices Climb Higher, that came out yesterday announced that the home sales prices in Brooklyn have continued to rise. We have seen this first hand here at Realty Collective.  The market hasn’t slowed as Brooklyn’s popularity grows while the markets in Manhattan and other boroughs have not had the […]

Manufacturing Incentives in Red Hook.

The iconic Red Hook Cornell Paper Building, which spans the entire block of Ferris Street from Van Dyke to Coffey Street, is a brand new commercial listing of ours. The enormous space is suitable for a variety of businesses ranging from film studios to an event space, a brewery or large scale restaurant. When looking […]

New Italian Restaurant in Columbia Waterfront Brooklyn.

Those of us who live or work in the Columbia Waterfront District of Brooklyn know this lovely little section of the borough to be quiet, mostly residential, with a few scattered restaurants here and there.  When a new spot opens, it’s pretty big news! Especially if that new spot is getting good reviews! Sebastiano’s at […]

New Ice Cream Shop in Downtown Brooklyn.

The very inviting neon ice cream sign for Jones Humdinger Ice Cream at 119 Court Street caught our eye immediately as we passed. Through the large  windows spanning the whole corner storefront, as you can see in the photo above, we could clearly see the cute aqua-colored tables and counter and decided to stop in […]

Spotlight on Monsoon Sweets.

A friend of ours, Roopa Kalyanaraman Marcello, just launched her new company called Monsoon Sweets.  She was kind enough to talk to us about it and share some photos, which are in the gallery at the bottom! RC: What inspired you to launch Monsoon Sweets? Roopa: At the young age of eight, dissatisfied with cakes […]

New Organic Burger Cart on Court and Schermerhorn.

There was a small crowd formed at the corner of Court Street and Schermerhorn last week and we walked to the cross section to find out what the gathering was all about.  It was a line for a new food cart called JJ’s Holy Cow.  They serve up delicious-looking organic burgers and just opened the day […]

Red Hook Histories : East River Ferry, then and now by Maryam Daghmoumi

Hopefully, many of you have already had a chance to take the new South Brooklyn Ferry route that launched on June 1st. If you haven’t yet had the chance, then you are missing out on literally the best way to get in and out of the Red Hook / Columbia Waterfront District area.  For those that […]

New Years Eve in Brooklyn.

  Many of you already have plans tonight, whether it be out chasing a good time or chilling at home.  If you haven’t figured it out yet, here are a few suggestions if you’d like to stay local. Have fun and be safe! Prospect Park Fireworks- For those who want to have a Times Square […]