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 […]

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 […]

Shakespeare in Carroll Park.

We’ve been dreaming of summer events for a while now. Celebrate Brooklyn, free outdoor films, beach visits! It’s strange to think summer is only a couple of weeks away when yesterday and the day before felt like sweater weather. Yet, we continue to feel optimistic and set our sights to the coming weeks hoping for […]

Last Day for the Red Hook Prom Dress Swap!

As we all know, or should know since we put out a Save the Date blog months ago, the Red Hook Prom is this Saturday, June 2nd! We are so ready! Are you? For anyone that needs a retro dress or have one and would like to donate, tonight is your last chance to visit […]

Red Hook Fest This Weekend!

This is a big year for Dance Theater Etcetera, a non-profit in Red Hook Brooklyn who “unites artists and community members as co-creators in dynamic cultural activities”. It’s the 25th year that Red Hook Fest will be taking place. This time it’s on June 1st and 2nd, so make a note of that and come […]

Movies With A View Celebrates Female Directors!

We have been eager to hear about the film line-ups for each of our summer outdoor film series in Brooklyn and extra thrilled when we learned about the plan for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies with a View series. They are celebrating women during their two month long screenings! The theme for this year’s 8-week-long film series […]

Book a Table at Red Hook Flea.

Happy Memorial Day everyone! We hope you are having a lovely weekend. Weather is not ideal but perhaps you took advantage on those earlier sunny weekend days! Looking ahead towards more warm weekends, we have the Red Hook Flea coming up. For anyone who would like a table to sell their product or spread the […]

How To….Use a 1031 Exchange to Defer Taxes by Sandra Manley

A tax deferred 1031 exchange is basically an exchange of one investment property for a “like kind” asset in order to defer capital gains taxes from the sale of the first property. The advantage for an investor is that it allows them to use profits from one property to reinvest in a new property and […]

New Spot for Coffee on South Smith Street.

Residents of this southern area of Smith Street in Carroll Gardens are excited to welcome Brooklyn Habit, a new coffee spot that just opened at 405 Smith Street on the corner of 4th Street. It was very busy when we rode by yesterday! It hasn’t been around very long so only has a handful of […]