Arrested Protesters Demand Speed Cameras Stay Put.

We were so impressed with Brad Lander when we heard this story about the protesters in Bay Ridge. Demanding that the speed cameras throughout NYC school zones be kept on, they stood in the road locking hands and blocking traffic. Only a few months ago two children were killed on 5th avenue and 9th street, […]

New Dental Office opening on Court Street.

Dental offices are opening up on Court Street between Douglass and Degraw right next to the K & Y Fruit and Vegetable market. From the sign it looks like it will be called Court Street Smiles. A few family dental offices have opened up over the years in the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill and Carroll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Street Renaming Petition for Red Hook Brooklyn.

Over the weekend we received the Dry Dock Wine and Spirits Newsletter. They share in this publication information on their tastings, deals, and neighborhood events. This one particular section stood out when we read on Sunday and we wanted to share it with all of you. They are asking for folks to sign a petition […]

Prospect Park Goes Completely Car-Free by Arthur Mallet

The Department of Transportation has kicked off 2018 with a monumental change to Brooklyn’s backyard, Prospect Park. From now on the Park will be completely car free, Curbed reports. DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg announced the change, stating “cyclists, joggers and pedestrians, young and old, will be able to rejoice year-round in a safer and quieter park”. […]

Corporate Giant’s Possible Move to Sunset Park.

You may have heard that the waterfront of Sunset Park is one of the possible locations that bohemoth company, Amazon, may be opening their second headquarters.  Over the last several years we have seen Sunset Park grow.  With the addition of Industry City as well as new luxury residential developments, Sunset Park has been on our […]

Expanding Our Composting Programs in 2017.

Those little brown composting bins are everywhere near our Carroll Gardens office.  The program is doing well in the neighborhood and people seem to be embracing it across the five boroughs. Many who don’t have composting pick up have been taking their materials to drop-off sites. There are dozens to choose from.  Realty Collective’s Sachia Munroe blogged […]

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 […]