Pre-Qualification vs. Pre-Approval by Jane Herro

When it comes to the home-buying process, a key part of the equation is being ready. A common misstep that people make at the beginning of their search is not being ready with a pre-approval letter, but instead a pre-qualification. A pre-qualification is based on non-verified information provided to the mortgage broker by the applicant […]

Upcoming Events at BAM by Sunny (Najeong) Moon

BAM, or Brooklyn Academy of Music, is a venue dedicated to many genres of performing arts located in Downtown Brooklyn and is well known for its cutting edge and avant-garde performances. With its first performance dating back to 1861, The space has undoubtedly become a favorite Brooklyn institution for performing arts. BAM, which serves more than […]

A Big Win for Brooklyn Small Businesses!

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s mission is to “promote a healthy and robust business environment throughout Brooklyn”. And now they have some extra funds to do just that! We recently came across this article in the Brooklyn Eagle announcing that the Brooklyn Chamber has won a $750,000 grant to help out local small businesses. This is […]

Sahadi’s Will Expand to Industry City.

Sahadi’s market has not only been a neighborhood favorite in the Brooklyn Heights/Cobble Hill area for several decades (since 1948!), it was written up last year by Epicurious as being the “best grocery store in America“. Wow, that is amazing! Known for their baskets of delicious fresh and dried fruits, nuts, and spices (see photos […]

Valentine’s Day in Brooklyn.

There are plenty of restaurants to go with your sweetheart tomorrow in Brooklyn! We suggest stopping into the luscious and indulgent Marie Antoinette-themed Boudoir Bar in Cobble Hill for a cocktail before venturing out. Here is a list of the top five romantic restaurants in Brooklyn via Ode à la Rose. Red Hook’s Good Fork […]

Spotlight on Weeksville Heritage Center by Shyda Hoque

Have you taken a tour of the Weeksville Heritage Center off of the A stop at Utica yet?  The center is celebrating 50 years and is one of the few remaining historic sites of pre-Civil War African American communities. James Weeks, along with several other African American investors, purchased land in response to the 1826 […]

Valentine’s Day Shopping at Brooklyn Collective Tonight.

Here is a perfect opportunity to shop for your loved one for Valentine’s Day! Brooklyn Collective, on Columbia Street between Sackett and Union, has a variety of locally crafted jewelry, art, decor, clothing accessories and more! Tonight they are having a special shopping event with live music and complimentary cocktails! Show up between 6pm and […]

Red Hook Star Revue’s 1st Annual Pizza Party!

  The Red Hook Star Revue is a community newspaper reporting news on Red Hook and some surrounding South Brooklyn neighborhoods. They will be hosting their first annual pizza party on Monday, February 12th from 7pm-10pm at Sam’s (238 Court Street).  We wanted to share with all of our Red Hook neighbors so you can […]

Dog Parker Leaves NYC Due to Regulations.

We blogged about this local start-up company when we started seeing their adorable little dog houses on our neighborhood sidewalks and now we are learning that Dog Parker is taking their boxes and leaving the city because of issues they have been having with local transit officials. Apparently the Dept. of Transportation has been threatening […]

RealTours: A Day in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Prospect Lefferts Gardens is on the southeast side of Prospect Park and has been on our radar for a while now as one of the up-and-coming hot spots in Brooklyn. It’s got a lot going on already with many folks and businesses from more expensive neighborhoods moving to this more affordable parkside area. Here would be […]