How a $3 Per Day Charge Will Affect the Renter in NYC. by Shyda Hoque

Streeteasy has been the “go to” for NYC real estate since I started working in 2010.  The New York City-based website launched in 2005 and really changed the game and certainly leveled the playing field for small brokerages to compete with the established firms. The Realty Collective website fed to Streeteasy back in 2010 and […]

A Visit to the Rubin Museum of Art.

Being able to take a short train ride into the city to visit a museum is one of the top five reasons we love living in Brooklyn. And there are so many to choose from! Though we enjoy going to the mammoth institutes that take all day to explore, such as  the Moma or The […]

Let’s Get On The Bus by Shyda Hoque

One of the highlights of my summer was going with a group of friends and founders, Sonya Farrell and Martin Brewer of letsgetonthebus.org, to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The mission from the website is to “create and fund enriching field trips for under-served youth.  These day trips, guided […]

Is My Co-op Maintenance Tax Deductible? by Jane Herro

The short answer is YES – a percentage of your monthly maintenance is tax deductible and this percentage is different from unit to unit depending on number of shares owned. With a co-op, the amount of the maintenance that is tax deductible is based on the portion that is used to pay real estate taxes and […]

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 […]

Mike Errico’s Album Release Party Tonight by Shyda Hoque

What are you doing tonight? How about heading over to the Lower East Side to see indie rock singer and songwriter Mike Errico? Our friend and client, Mike Errico, has just released his 8th studio album, Minor Fits!!  He has poured his heart and soul into this album and will be playing tonight! The show starts at 7pm at Rockwood […]

Expanding Our Composting Programs in 2017.

Those little brown composting bins are everywhere near our Carroll Gardens office.  The program is doing well in the neighborhood and people seem to be embracing it across the five boroughs. Many who don’t have composting pick up have been taking their materials to drop-off sites. There are dozens to choose from.  Realty Collective’s Sachia Munroe blogged […]

Year of the Renter by Jane Herro

A case of supply and demand is impacting the rental market across NYC at the moment; inventories and vacancies are higher than they’ve been in years and renters are benefiting because of it! If you’re thinking about moving, now may be the time as landlords are more willing to negotiate. Concessions for both new leases […]