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See This Artist Family’s Red Hook Home Renovation

Sooner or later, most home buyers learn that even their perfect property isn’t always perfect the day they get the keys. Making a home your own can mean anything from small projects like repainting an accent wall to a complete home renovation. That latter scenario was the case for a family who fell in love […]

Sweeten is Your Free Renovation Matchmaker this Valentine’s Day ❤️

The process of renovating can be complicated and finding the perfect contractor and specialized professionals is important. We’ve been working with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They joined us at our “Buying into Brooklyn” crash course for first time home buyers back in […]

NYC Open House Guide For Sellers (Part 1): 

Series: Open House Rules Sellers Need To Know Before They List! Rule 1: Timing When it comes to the open house, how do you know whether your agent is doing it right—from picking the optimal time slot, to advertising in the right places, to showing up prepared? Make sure you ask these qualifying questions of […]

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 […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Joann Nicolosi of The Bike Shop

This women-owned business series spotlight is on Joann Nicolosi of The Bike Shop in Carroll Gardens. Photos are taken from her Instagram @CourtCycles. First tell us about your business and anything special we should know about it or you. My name is Joann Nicolosi I have owned the bicycle shop at 514 Court Street since 1990 […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Tracy Watts Hats in Gowanus

We had the pleasure of speaking with Tracy Watts who owns a hat design and manufacturing business. Victoria also stopped into the studio for a private tour! Read more below to learn more about Tracy Watts Hats, the pop-up they’ll be having in a few weeks, and view the photo gallery of their space!   […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Remedies Herb Shop and Cheryl Boiko

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Cheryl Boiko of Remedies Herb Shop, a woman-owned business and supporter of other women-owned makers and businesses! She talked about her experience opening up a storefront in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, classes and events being offered at her shop and gives other woman who are thinking […]

Spotlight on Whstl, a Brooklyn-based Professional Bag Designer

We wanted to share not only Whstl’s story and info about their product but also the special promotion they are offering for the new year! See pics and read more from them below! Whstl is an innovative, Brooklyn-based brand creating professional bags that adapt to the diverse daily needs of the modern New Yorker. Whstl’s […]