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 […]

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 […]

Progress on Smith Street Storefronts.

For many years now a row of storefronts on Smith Street have been out of commission.  As you can see in the photo above, there are four or five in a row (with 252 Smith Street being in the middle) that have been boarded up for a while.  Whenever we have passed by in the […]

An In-Depth Year in Review of Brooklyn.

We can all agree it’s been an insane year for the country and we are all so glad to see that 2016 is behind us.  Reading about America’s year-in-review has been just plain depressing.  But what was 2016 like specifically in Brooklyn?  We came across a piece in the Brooklyn Paper that highlights the major […]

MTA Gives Us Public Wifi in the New Year!

How many times have you been on your phone waiting for a subway trying to look up a map of where you are going or forgot your book and wishing you could browse your Facebook but you aren’t getting service?  Well, the MTA has given us a holiday gift beginning on New Year’s Eve. Public […]

Immigrant Rights and Supportive Resources Meeting.

We wanted to spread the word about this informative meeting.  Please share with anyone you think needs this info and would like to attend.  This Saturday, December 10th Councilmember Brad Lander, Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, New York State Assembly-member elect Robert Carroll, Superintendent Anita Skop, and the D15 Community Education Council will host a community meeting for […]

Pop-Up Pool Extension at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

  I know it’s something we don’t have to think about until next summer, although you’d never know it on this steamy day, but the pop-up pool at Brooklyn Bridge Park has issued statement about the pool’s extension (this happened a while back but in case anyone missed it we wanted to share it around). […]

Look out for more Citi Bikes in Brooklyn.

We heard about the expansion of Citi Bikes into the neighborhoods of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill a while back.  According to this Crain’s New York blog, this would begin in August.  So it’s fast approaching.  This will definitely be good for a lot of people who would like to use Citi Bike […]