Live Jazz at Putnam Triangle Plaza by Arthur and Darlene.

Earlier this month, locals around Putnam Triangle Plaza were treated to a wonderful outdoor performance from Patsy Grant and her jazz band. It was a perfect mild early-summer evening, with many people casually ambling about. The band began with an instrumental set sans-Patty, and then she joined them for a set of jazz tunes, as […]

Brooklyn Residents Want Pop-Up Pool to Stay Put by Darlene Miller

 Although the summer is coming to an end we still have some hot days ahead and that means dipping into some of Brooklyn’s community pools. Ther is one in particular you may want to visit because it may not be around for much longer. We may be saying sa final goodbye to the Pop Up […]

August in Brooklyn by Darlene Miller.

Why has August arrived so soon? I haven’t checked off half of my Brooklyn In July Oh Yeah list and here is August in full swing. Summer goes by so quickly.  I haven’t dined al fresco enough or been to as many outdoor films and concerts as I would have liked.  Ok, August, I’m going to try […]

Brooklyn Queens Connector Streetcar by Darlene Miller

What are your thoughts on the proposed BQX ( Brooklyn Queens Connector Streetcar) that will travel from Sunset Park, BK to Astoria, QN (along the waterfront)?  Some Brooklynites attended a “visioning session” to see / hear what developers plans are and to give their input.   Some concerns were whether the the streetcar would be […]

Buying a Home with 10% Down and No PMI by Darlene Miller

  A recent NY Times article spoke with our mortgage broker Mark Maimon from Sterling bank about how first time buyers are getting ahead with putting less then 20% down. Some buyers may not have to funds to put more than 10% down but there are some other very sound reasons for choosing to put down […]