For Better Or Worse the L-Train Is In Service by Francesca Girardi

Will it shut down, will it not? The question was hanging over 250,000 of the city’s commuters for what seemed like a lifetime. April was coming quickly, closing in on the residents and business owners alike. Williamsburg experienced declining rental demand and increasing vacancies. People were able to negotiate better deals than they ever could […]

CSF Mermaid’s Garden Moving Pick-Up Locations.

We had been hosting Mermaid’s Garden, a community supported fishery, out of our space at 351 Van Brunt Street over the years and were so happy to do so. They’ve recently found a new space in the neoghborhood that works better for them during the winter months. Read below! Starting this coming Saturday, December 8, we’ll be […]

New Childcare Coming to Cobble Hill.

Eladia’s Kids is a family-run daycare and early education program that has been in Brooklyn for more than 40 years. Two new locations are opening up soon. One is in Greenpoint and one is in Cobble Hill (photo above). The 283 Court Street location, at the corner of Douglass, will be set up for accepting […]

Tips for Year End Tax Planning.

Right now we all have shopping lists and recipes on our mind during this holiday season. After the chaos had died down, however, and everyone has their resolutions in order the next thing on many “to do” lists is getting their taxes in order. 2018 is the first year the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, […]

Donate to These Local Organizations Today!

On this Giving Tuesday we are thinking of our local Brooklyn organizations, who have been working as partners with us and contributing to our community. We’ve been  sponsoring events for PortSideNY for several years now and cherish our relationship. We hope to continue our alliance for years to come. And we’re thrilled about our very recent partnership […]

Amazon’s New Headquarters by Shyda Hoque

After a 14 month competition by cities across North America, Amazon decided to split its HQ2 with Long Island City, Queens and Crystal City, Virginia. According to their blog post  Amazon will invest 2.5 billion each to both locations and will create 50,000 new jobs. The new campus in Queens will be  in a energy-efficient space and will span […]

Thanksgiving Charities and Donations in Brooklyn.

As Thanksgiving approaches we know we have a lot to be thankful for. Friends, family, and a roof over our heads. It’s important for us to realize this and the best way to show our gratitude is by putting ourselves out there for a good cause and helping others who may be struggling right now. […]

Vacant Lots Transformed by Francesca Girardi

Happy Fall All! If you caught my last newsletter we discussed vacant storefronts and Ridgewood’s efforts to tackle this widespread issue by connecting store owners and individuals to fill vacant storefronts through short term leases. Another approach has been displayed by these magicians seeming to work through the night. Turning the rundown and neglected into […]

Several ways to get to the polls tomorrow!

Last week we shared on our social media that you can ride a Citi Bike for free on election day, which is tomorrow! Since then we have learned about other companies offering discounted transportation to get everyone out to their polling stations! Lyft will be half off tomorrow. You can read about their partnership with […]

Voting Day is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is the big day and we are ready! These are the most important and most talked about midterm elections of our time. We’ve heard about people having parties and gatherings the same way one would for the presidential election. Brooklyn Bazaar is holding a viewing party tomorrow night with drink specials, as are many other […]