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How to Give Great Gifts this Holiday Season and All Year Long

This holiday season we have  seen posts about a no-gifts holiday this year, alternatives to Amazon, buying second hand, supporting small businesses, Giving Tuesday, boycotting Black Friday and so much more. It is hard for many of us to walk away from the holiday traditions of gift-giving though, as it is a cherished time with […]

6 Ways To Give Back Using Your Own Home

There are so many ways to make a difference this holiday season.- and you don’t have to look any further than your own home. Read below for 6 ways to make a difference! Be the hostess who gives the mostess! You provide the food and drink- your guests provide the donation!  A great way to […]

Meet and Greet w. Katherine Walsh

Join US!  as we welcome Katherine Walsh, candidate for NY State Assembly in District 51 for a meet and greet.   We are hosting Katherine at our gallery space Compére Collective, we utilize this venue to support local artist as well as a safe space for where much needed conversations can be discussed within the community.  […]

Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)

We are proud to announce that Realty Collective has received certification as a Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) by the New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD). As a solely women owned business in Brooklyn we look forward to the opportunities that this certification will bring. We […]

Red Hook Building Company

By The Red Hook WaterStories In 1838, a proposal was printed and addressed to the newly formed board of the Red Hook Building Company.  It was aimed at getting more support for the publicly owned real estate development concern whose goal was to develop all of Red Hook.  It promised that by developing the area, […]

Erie Basin: The Photography of Jenny Young Chandler, 1890-1915

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Newly married and recently widowed in 1890, Jennie Chandler Young began working as a photojournalist to support herself and her two-month old son. Using the moniker “Brooklyn Girl,” she worked until 1915 for the New York Herald as a gifted photojournalist and feature writer. She also wrote and illustrated articles for […]

Gowanus Landmarks Map Launch and Party

We wanted to share this information from the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition regarding the Gowanus Landmarks Map and the launch party to go along with it, which is tonight! Read more below and click their links to learn more about the map! “The map highlights significant historic buildings and structures of Gowanus that should be preserved, […]

Brooklyn Eagle “Quirky Stuff” Article with Victoria Alexander

The Brooklyn Eagle posted an article entitled “Quirky Stuff: The German Soldier in the Red Hook Basement” yesterday and it features RC’s Victoria Alexander talking about a drawing of a German soldier scratched into the cement floor of her listing at 204 Van Dyke street. As some of you may already know, Victoria has a masters […]

PS GENERAL SLOCUM – Disaster and Memory

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Red Hook has many famous ships associated with it. The GENERAL SLOCUM is probably famous for the saddest reasons of them all. The GENERAL SLOCUM ended service as a sinking fireball June 15, 1904, killing over 1,000, most of them women and children. 1,300 were aboard. That made the […]

Red Hook Flats has Hermit on Mystery Ship, 1931

By The Red Hook WaterStories team The junkboat skipper lowered his voice, though no one could be seen on the Smith’s deck. “There’s some one aboard,” he said.  “He never goes ashore.  How he lives there all alone is beyond me.” Month after month a three-mastered schooner was seen anchored off-shore in the Red Hook […]