Books Are Magic Coming Events.

We were thrilled to welcome “Books are Magic” into the Cobble Hill community.  After the closing of a couple of neighborhood book stores, they were a sight for sore eyes.  We’ve visited the shop and have been keeping up with their events schedule.  We wanted to share their coming events with you here. Readings, signings, […]

Health Fair at Red Hook Library Saturday.

Library programs are so important for a community and it’s wonderful that the Red Hook library hosts informative sessions like this health and wellness fair. We think of the library as a place to bring our kids for storytelling events and checking out books or studying but they do so much for adults in the […]

It’s Time for the Smith Street Fair! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Summertime fun? The Smith Street Fair has been scheduled for Sunday, June 25th from 12pm to 6pm, rain or shine. The fair will feature plenty of food, live music, and arts and crafts, along Smith Street from Union to Bergen. The Smith Street Fair has been an annual event for 23 years and […]

Red Hook ePrix Volunteers Needed.

RC’s Sandra Manley blogged a little while ago about the very exciting Formula E car races coming to Red Hook on July 15th and 16th. This is the very first motor sports event  to be held in New York City!  If you’d like to be apart of this historic day, here is your chance! Apparently […]

Community Lunch at Pioneer Works this Week.

Whenever we here about a creative event that brings the community together like this one it reminds us how much we love Red Hook.  Community Lunch in the garden (pictured above) at Pioneer Works will begin this Thursday, June 15th and run the entirety of the summer months every other week on Thursdays from 12:30-2pm. No […]

New Pediatric Dentist on Court Street.

The space at 396 has undergone a major transformation recently and it’s a hard one to miss with the bright orange sign indicating that a new pediatric dentist has moved in.  The space had been a long-time card and gift shop as well as a sneaker and clothing boutique called Brooklynite.  With the large amount […]

NYC’s Top Neighborhoods for Bikers by Jane Herro

I am a Red Hook resident and rely on my bike daily to get around. NYC’s bike infrastructure has improved by leaps and bounds since I moved to the city from Milwaukee seven years ago. The De Blasio administration and the city’s Department of Transportation are making strides in their “Vision Zero” initiative, adding miles to protected bike […]

Dover Transforms into Sheila’s

For three years in the large space at 412 Court Street, Dover wowed diners and critics alike with it’s creative and exquisite cuisine. The owners, who also own Battersby at 255 Smith Street, created an upscale menu for the new place with an optional seven-course tasting menu.  We visited the restaurant a few years back […]

A Moving Company Welcomes Our Clients to the Hood.

Moving is not an easy process anywhere, but in New York it can be especially daunting.  A Brooklyn-based moving company called Movers, Not Shakers!, who we have recommended in the past, make the whole ordeal easier as well as eco-friendly.  The owners, Mark and Liz, recently reached out to  offer us a discount for all […]

Bed Stuy Biggie Mural No Longer Being Eliminated.

A couple of weeks ago we read this DNAInfo article about a Biggie Smalls mural in Brooklyn that was set to be destroyed so that the landlord could install new windows in his building.  The neighborhood of Bed Stuy, where the the Notorious B.I.G hails from and where this commemorative wall is located, was not happy […]