Brooklyn Collective Holiday Gift Fair.

The delightful shop across from our Columbia Street office will be having a holiday gift fair on December 1st from 6pm-9pm so mark your calendar and save some spots on your holiday shopping list.  They’ll have clothing, jewelry, accessories, ceramics, art, kids items and more.  And of course complimentary drinks while you shop! We couldn’t […]

Red Hook Open Studios Recap by Jane Herro

I’m still smiling from this year’s Red Hook Open Studios! We had a full house from 1 – 6pm at the Red Hook RC office where we hosted local photographer Bryan Archbold and painter & lighting designer Eric Tu. With over twenty five studios opening up their doors for the day, the neighborhood was full of both Red Hookers and […]

Tug Talk: Mariners’ Names for Red Hook

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Tug captains use landmarks (points on land visible from the water) to tell other mariners and the Coast Guard VTS (Vessel Traffic Service – the harbor equivalent of air traffic controllers) where they are.  This is not always as straightforward as it sounds, but it is proof that maritime […]

Open House w/Art Installation: Industrial Space for Makers/Artists by Sandra Manley

We’re hosting an Open House w/Art Installation during the Red Hook Open Studios event on Sunday, November 12th, 1PM-6PM! This industrial warehouse in Red Hook would be ideal for light manufacturing or a showroom space for different types of fabricators (lighting, woodworkers, welders/metal-smiths). It’s also perfect for artists looking for a wide open or raw space […]

Red Hook Open Studios at 351 Van Brunt by Jane Herro

Realty Collective is excited to host two local artists at our 351 Van Brunt office for Red Hook Open Studios this year! Stop by Sunday, November 12 from 1-6pm to view the work of photographer Bryan Archbold and painter Eric Tu. An afterparty will be held at Pioneer Works in conjunction with Second Sundays. For updates on studios to visit, check out Red […]

Spotlight on Za-Ya Ramen on Court Street.

Often times on Court and Smith Streets we wonder if a restaurant that we see is new or if we just failed to notice it until now.  So when we passed by  Za-Ya Ramen noodle restaurant at far south side of Court Street (545 Court) we definitely thought to ourselves “Is this new?”.  The outside […]

Overspreading on transit seats ca. 1850. Contentions on the Hamilton Avenue Ferry

By The Red Hook WaterStories team All was not peaceful on the new Hamilton Avenue Ferry.  People, particularly in the evening, were sprawling out across the benches, and extra deckhands were hired to keep the order. One of the directors suggested adding dividing armrests, but the Chief Engineer feared they would provoke ridicule. Overspreading to […]

Red Hook Library Sandy Anniversary Exhibit.

The anniversary for the date Hurricane Sandy hit New York in 2012 is coming up.  We can’t believe that it was almost five years ago that our neighborhood of Red Hook was practically underwater. The memory of our amazing community coming together and helping one another remains strongest in our minds and hearts! Red Hook […]

Photos from Red Hook Walks.

The Realty Collective team recently participated in Red Hook Walks and we wanted to share some photos of the event. We set up a table outside of our Red Hook Office and sold clothing and other little items.  Many of our RC agents donated to this “stoop sale” and either helped out at the table […]

Red Hook Walks is Saturday by Jane Herro

Join us for Red Hook Walks on Saturday, October 14 from 3 – 7pm. We’ve gotten some neighborhood friends together for a stoop sale at the RC office at 351 Van Brunt Street and would love to see you there! A portion of the proceeds from the sale will be going to support relief efforts in Puerto Rico. We’ll also be raffling […]