How To….Begin Investing In Commercial Real Estate by Sandra Manley

For many people, investing in commercial real estate is an exciting venture and an effective way to make money. The potential rewards can be substantial. Although there is no one-size-fits-all formula for purchasing commercial real estate, if you’re a novice and you’re thinking about taking the plunge, here are a few tips to keep in […]

How To….Pick Your First Brick & Mortar by Sandra Manley

During the past year, I’ve worked with several people looking for their first “brick & mortar” — retail, office, or manufacturing space somewhere in Brooklyn or Manhattan. Most had an existing business started in their apartment or a shared space, and were branching out as the business expanded.  As prepared as these people thought they […]

A new, cheaper Whole Foods opened in Brooklyn today! by Sandra Manley

Whole Foods Market 365 is located at 292 Ashland Place inside the 300 Ashland building. The 30,000 square foot store is being billed as more like a “neighborhood grocery store” than it’s larger and more costly siblings. The Fort Green store will carry similar house-cut meat, antipasto/salad bars, and other specialty items; but will additionally house vendors […]

Mardi Gras In & Around Brooklyn by Sandra Manley

Mardi Gras (french for “Fat Tuesday”) is a Carnival celebration that begins sometime after the Christmas season and culminates on the day before Ash Wednesday in a feast of rich, fatty foods. While many cities around the world hold Mardi Gras events, New Orleans is home to the most famous of these odes to decadence here in […]

New York City’s Holiday Week Activities by Sandra Manley

Twas the week before New Year’s and all through the house, the kids were anxious to get out and do something fun…. And New York City is a such a fun place to be during the week after Christmas! One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is, act like a tourist. […]

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 […]

Come to the Smith Street Soup Festival! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Fall fun? The Smith Street Soup Festival is scheduled for this Saturday, October 21st from 1:00-4:00PM. Hosted by the South Brooklyn Local Development Corporation and the High School of International Studies Culinary Arts Program, the festival will showcase a selection of soups from Smith Street’s finest restaurants. Tickets will be sold at the corners of […]

For Sale! Corner Lot with Approved Plans in Red Hook.

Red Hook is one of the most sought after neighborhoods in Brooklyn.  It’s got a quaint seaside village charm that you just can’t beat.  Combine that with the great restaurants and shops along Van Brunt and the peaceful and laid back vibe of the area and you have yourself a slice of heaven. Realty Collective’s […]

It’s Time for the Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival! by Sandra Manley

Looking for some Fall fun? The Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, September 16th from 12pm to 5pm, The festival will feature plenty of food, live music, and arts and crafts. It will run along Columbia Street (from Degraw to Union) and Union Street (from Columbia to Hicks). The Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival attracts more than 2,500 people from all over […]

Unconventional Backsplash Ideas by Sandra Manley

As someone who sees a lot of houses and apartments, I’m always interested in how people furnish their homes, and especially how they decorate their kitchens — my favorite room in almost any house. When a friend emailed me photos of her new apartment, the first thing I noticed was the quirky backsplash in an […]