Vote Now for Your Neighborhood Improvements.

It’s participatory budgeting vote week right now and there are so many important plans on the ballot in your Brooklyn neighborhoods. We cherish having the ability to decide how money is spent in our areas by nominating and then voting for upgrades or repairs. If you haven’t chosen already uou have until April 15th to […]

Trade Show, Brooklyn Designs, this May at Brooklyn Museum.

This design trade show was founded 15 years ago by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and his is the first year it will take place at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s an appropriately immense space for an event that has grown to enormous proportions over the years. Brooklyn Designs is the premier show for “interior and […]

Seeds From Italy Delivered to your Door by Gino DiMeo

I’ve been using Seeds from Italy for more than 12 years in my garden. They have a huge variety and 70% of the seeds come from Italian farmers. Another aspect I love about this online company is that you get large packages of seeds instead of these small bags you see here. The prices are good and […]

March for Our Lives Recap.

We marched this Saturday and were not surprised to see hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers participating! We marched until 4pm and, when we left, the massive crowds were still flowing and it showed no signs of slowing down.  The loving and togetherness vibes were similar to the Women’s March back in January but it […]

Dog Parker Leaves NYC Due to Regulations.

We blogged about this local start-up company when we started seeing their adorable little dog houses on our neighborhood sidewalks and now we are learning that Dog Parker is taking their boxes and leaving the city because of issues they have been having with local transit officials. Apparently the Dept. of Transportation has been threatening […]

Photos from the Women’s March in NYC.

Saturday’s NYC Women’s March was bigger than expected with more than 200,000 men and women marching the streets of the city.  We were there and it was such a lovely experience being surrounded by this loving and vibrant energy! It was extremely invigorating. Some of the highlights were seeing families marching together of different generations, […]

Summer Camp Expo Tomorrow.

Over the last brutally cold month many of us have been thinking about summer.  Dreaming of visiting the beach and laying out in the sun.  Brooklyn families may be thinking about it for a different reason, however. Very soon it will be time to sign kids up for summer camp.  They fill up fast! Tomorrow […]

Hamilton Creator Helps Washington Heights Bar Renew Lease by Shyda Hoque

​After seeing so many vacant shops and restaurants around town, I started a trivia contest that included photos prompting people to “name the empty storefront” a few years ago. I am elated to know that one beloved business managed to stay put with help from friends including Lin Manuel Miranda. It was uplifting to see […]

New Startup Aims To Bring Pedicabs Back To Their Roots by Arthur Mallet

For the past eight years being a part of the New York rickshaw community, I have been involved in marketing campaigns, last-mile delivery services, film logistics and worked the streets as a pedicab operator. When I began the city had just imposed the first regulations on pedicabs and the rules continue to evolve. These policies […]

Crown Heights Losing Some of its Spice by Arthur Mallett

Developer Bruce Eichner’s Continuum Company and Joel Bergstein’s Lincoln Equities have partnered up for a deal to purchase a series of buildings from spice importers J. Golombeck Inc. and build a massive four-building residential complex The Real Deal reports. Abutting Prospect Park’s east side, the tract at the corner of Franklin Ave and Montgomery Street is comprised of […]