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 […]

Celebrating 12 Years of Business!

We have just celebrated our 12 year anniversary and we’d like to thank our clients, landlords, and community members for making this a possibility! Though Realty Collective has evolved over these dozen years, our passion for Brooklyn and determination to offer quality service to all those searching for a place to call home in this […]

Painted Swan on Court Street.

It’s quite a sign of the times in a neighborhood when a Chinese fast food restaurant is replaced with an upscale home goods boutique.  The whole corner of Court Street and 2nd Place, where the store Painted Swan now resides, has undergone a transformation.  Not just the exterior of the corner storefront has changed but the front of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summit Street Garden Tag & Bake Sale.

This week has been delightfully warm, though some may complain that it was wretchedly hot.  We are excited, however, to bring on the warm weather and all that comes with it!  One example of a spring and summer activity is visiting the community gardens of Columbia Street, which are flourishing right now!  Tomorrow is a […]

Spotlight on Antares Laser Center.

A friend of ours just opened up a new business in the neighborhood and we wanted to spotlight it! Antares Laser Center is an aesthetician laser center specializing in laser hair removal, microneedling, chemical peel, dermaplaning, and microdermabrasion treatments on every individual skin type! Owner, Natalia, is a licensed New York State board certified esthetician […]

Toby’s Public House Opening on Columbia Street!

We have been waiting for this for what seems like years.  Wait,  it has been years!! It was back in 2014 when we discovered that this beloved neighborhood pizza restaurant, which opened a location on 6th Avenue a while ago and quickly became a favorite Park Slope spot, was opening a second location right next to our […]

Brooklyn Collective’s Spring Preview.

Today’s warm temperatures are reminding us that the winter is definitely behind us! We have hung up our heavy coats in the back of the closet and are gratefully welcoming the Spring. After longing for a week like this, with highs in the 60’s and 70’s, we are eager to do some spring shopping. Time to see […]

Books Are Magic is Coming by Shyda Hoque

Smith Street has been a bit of a ghost town lately if you walk past Bergen.  Many retail spaces sit empty and it has been painful for locals who used to see commercial spaces thrive on this famed street. There are only so many banks, big retail shops and chain drug stores one can stroll […]