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COVID-19 Keeping You Home? Here Are 8 Ways You Can Help Your Neighbors.

If COVID-19 is changing the way you spend your work or free time—and that’s likely all of us—it’s also a good time to think about helping one another and keeping dollars in your local community if you can. While we encourage you to follow official updates and advice (did you know you can text ‘COVID’ […]

#RepYourBlock 2020

With less than a month out from petitioning season  let’s get together in our district to represent our neighborhoods in February! There’s still time to #RepYourBlock Join us for an informal info session on February 2.  Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and Council Member Carlos Menchaca will be there — come hear from them about why running for […]

The RC Family Brag Letter

The RC Family Brag Letter Growing up my family, a brag letter was not something my family participated in, but I recently realized from another business owner that my RC Family was something I should be bragging about. I am so proud of the work my family is doing both in and out of the […]

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, […]