Summer Streets by Shyda Hoque

Photo via NYC DOT Tomorrow is the last weekend of NYC Summer Streets.  The Department of Transportation program turns Park avenue to a car-free zone and there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages to participate in.  This marks the 11th season and every year this program becomes more popular and there were over 300,000 […]

Visit caribBEING House for Target First Saturday at Brooklyn Museum.

This Saturday, August 4th between 5pm and 10pm, Brooklyn Museum is holding it’s monthly Target First Saturday event. This month it’s featuring a mobile art center from local Brooklyn creative hub, caribBEING. Described on the museum’s site as “Caribbean voices through art and activations”, it’s sure to be a lovely cultural experience! Read more below. […]

Brooklyn Daytripper: Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley, with it’s idyllic small towns overlooking the river, is only a 90 minute drive from us and a perfect day trip if you want to get away from the city and find some peace and quiet. There are plenty of options for all types of activities but for a general view of […]

Dining Al Fresco in Brooklyn.

We have had some lovely evenings the last couple of nights and it reminds us to take advantage of enjoying the outdoors not just during the daytime hours but also after the sun goes down. One of our favorite summer activities is eating dinner or sitting with a cocktail outdoors. While there are dozens of […]

Day Trip to Astoria.

Our perfect day in Astoria would start with a visit to a cute and cozy coffee shop/cafe called Sonbobs at 34-15 28th Avenue. Delicious baked goods, quirky decor, great coffee and a warm and friendly owner named Sonnie make this one of the most charming spots in the area. After you’ve gotten a bite to […]

Starter Guide for Aspiring Real Estate Investors

We wanted to share this very informative guide our friend Steph Young, interior designer and construction manager for Denver Life Design, sent to us for our blog. Hope this is helpful for all of you budding investors! Real Estate Investing: Common Methods for Financing Rental Properties Those considering investing in a rental property will quickly learn […]

Ace Your Co-Op Board Interview by Jane Herro

If you’ve made it to the co-op board interview, you can be confident that your application is in good shape. At this stage, the board has already looked at your finances and thinks you would be a good match for tenancy – on paper. Now, all you have to do is prove you’d be a great […]

Sunny Weekend Ahead!

Looks like we are finally getting some good beach weather starting on Friday and hopefully lasting through Saturday until the thunderstorms begin. It’s time to plan for a beach or park outing! Coney Island, the Rockaways, Jacob Riis and Fort Tilden are the go-to beaches for Brooklyners and we’ve visited beaches within 90 minute drive […]

Sweeten is Your Free Renovation Matchmaker.

The process of renovating can be complicated and finding the perfect contractor and specialized professionals is important. We’ve been working with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They joined us at our “Buying into Brooklyn” crash course for first time home buyers back in […]

Movie Under the Stars Line-Up.

About  a month ago, while we were waiting for it to feel like spring, we were fantasizing about mid-May. Today, which is a chilly and gray day, we’re looking further ahead as we have realized that this spring is not going to give us consistently warm weather. So, let’s think of the summer! What do […]