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 […]

Puerto Rico Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts in Brooklyn.

The kindness that follows a tragedy is always what keeps us sane and optimistic.  We are seeing that kindness throughout our communities here in Brooklyn in regards to Puerto Rico’s heartbreaking situation.  New Yorkers are coming together to raise money and donate to our fellow humans 1,600 miles south of us.  @Planta Baja Studio in Clinton […]

World Maker Faire is Coming Soon.

One of our favorite events is coming to town September 23rd and 24th at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.  It’s the World Maker Faire! September seems to be the month for innovations seeing as Brooklyn hosted the Worlds Fair Nano featuring new tech designs over the weekend.  Its a lovely event to […]

Prospect Park Alliance Harvest Festival

Did you know that we are celebrating Prospect Park’s 150th anniversary this year? We are so lucky to have this sprawling gorgeous park as Brooklyn’s backyard.  Coming up is just one of the many events that the Prospect Park Alliance hosts, the Harvest Festival.  It’s time to start having Autumn fun! Sunday, September 24th from […]

A Visit to the NY Transit Museum.

We wouldn’t quite call the New York Transit Museum a hidden gem, even though it is located underground and there are usually very few crowds when we’ve visited in the past, but it certainly is a neighborhood treasure.  One of the most unique museums you’ll find in New York, the space presents the history of […]