Abhaya Yoga opens in Gowanus by Shyda Hoque

Abhaya Yoga opened their second location in Gowanus at 43D 9th Street on September 15th, which a short stroll from the Smith and 9th Street subway stop. This expansion has been in the works for a few years and, after looking at several locations, Abhaya has finally opened in a 5,300 square foot space.  It’s a great retreat from […]

New Italian Restaurant Coming to Columbia Street.

The Columbia Street restaurant row is gaining yet another delicious-looking spot. Toby’s Public House just opened up in the spring and with a new season comes a new opening.  We can expect Popina, a neighborhood Italian restaurant, to open up this summer.  The awning is already up at the old Pok Pok spot at 127 […]

An agent of change (and real estate): Victoria Hagman of Realty Collective

There are certain things you expect to see in the windows of real estate offices. Donald Trump’s hair is not one of them. For the opening and closing of the group art exhibition, Gut Rehab, an installation of the Donald’s hair called the Trump Hut (which made an appearance at the Republican National Convention, along […]

Brooklyn Collective’s 12 Year Anniversary Event!

Friday, September 23rd, between 6pm and 9pm, Columbia Waterfront’s Brooklyn Collective will be celebrating it’s 12th anniversary with cocktails, music and shopping of course! This lovely little store features local artists and designers, including our very own Victoria Hagman and Tina Fallon’s design company, Hoffman and Swinburne.  We can always find something gorgeous and unique inside. Read […]

CitiBike Bike Share Program Comes to Red Hook by Maryam Daghmoumi

    When the CitiBike program launched a few years ago, a lot of local residents (including myself) were left scratching our heads. Why hadn’t they placed any stations in transportation lacking neighborhoods like Red Hook, Columbia Waterfront or Gowanus.    The point of a bike-share program is to alleviate congested traffic conditions and provide […]

New Restaurant Coming to Columbia Street.

We were very sad to see Orchard close at 257 Columbia Street.  The food was good, the atmosphere was tranquil, and the staff was friendly.  Many who worked out of our Columbia Street office would go there for lunch often, especially Mary who’d get coffee and food there daily. We noticed walking by the vacant […]

Columbia Waterfront’s Cantine by Shyda Hoque

Cantine hit it out of the park for Columbia Waterfront! Branching out from their catering company, owner Alexandra Sagol and chef Eric Zawacki have opened this cafe and it’s thriving at 126 Union. Alexandra and Eric are constantly changing the menu to keep customers coming back! The options are similar to their catering menu that […]

RealTours: A Day in Columbia Waterfront with Shyda Hoque

Shyda lives in Crowne Heights but often works out of our Columbia Waterfront office at 223 Columbia.  She knows and loves this area and wanted to share her favorites.   Brunch Spot– Mazzat always has something fresh on the menu and their Mediterranean Omelet is always spot on! They have the most diverse options for vegetarians, […]

The Dog Whisperer of South Brooklyn by Shyda Hoque

Other People’s Pets owner Carol West discusses finding solace in the loud city through dog walking and pet sitting. On any day of the week you might see Carol West walking a dog on her weekly route on Van Brunt Street. Carol is a long time resident of Red Hook, Brooklyn and owner of Other […]