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 […]

New Street Art Photos on our Pinterest

One of our favorite things to do is wander around our New York boroughs looking at all the amazing art installations and street art. It’s everywhere and helps make our lovely city colorful and vibrant. You can view amazing pieces on the side of a building or in a park or square in the form […]

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 […]