Spotlight on Fare and Folk Cafe.

Walking down the quieter streets in the Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens neighborhoods can make any quick-paced New Yorker slow down and enjoy simply strolling while enjoying the scenery. Every once in a while we’ll come across a space we haven’t noticed before. A little cozy hidden gem. Fare an Folk is our latest find […]

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!   […]

Opportunity Zones: An Information Session for Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBIDC and Realty Collective have joined forces to present this information session at Hoek Pizza (117 Ferris) in Red Hook Brooklyn on April 18th. In 2017, Congress created the tax incentive program, Opportunity Zones, to spur development in “economically-distressed” areas. The tax benefits are now becoming available and it has a lot of people wondering […]

Alfa Motors: A Neighborhood Story of Old Meets New

Alfa Motors has been on Hicks Street between Union and Sackett since 1982 and has gone through several big changes since that year, including new ownership, a new business model and (just last month!) a complete make over of the interior. All of this begins with a heartwarming story of two strangers, Ami and Sal, […]

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 Dolce Brooklyn Artisanal Gelato

  Red Hook WiFi, a project of the Red Hook Initiative, has a YouTube channel featuring short videos of different businesses in Red Hook. We thought it would be nice to go through and share some of these on our blog spotlighting each business. We chose Dolce Brooklyn first because yesterday was 74 degrees and it’s […]

Save the Date and Buy Tickets for The Felix Awards

The organization Extreme Kids and Crew has been around since 2010 and provides judgment-free play spaces, arts-based programming and parent education and support for children with disabilities. Exciting news for this company is that they have recently moved into a space in Red Hook Brooklyn but we’ll be posting about soon as they are still […]

Ben Franklin Circles at Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library has partnered with the 92nd St Y to host a monthly event, the Ben Franklin Circles. These are discussions meant to “promote civic ideals and to bring persons together in an increasingly fractured society”. This month the circle will take place at the Carroll Gardens branch on Union and Clinton. It will […]

Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability Events

We wanted to share these events with you, both brought to us by New York City Housing Authority office of REES, or the Resident Economic Empowerment and Sustainability. One event is happening tonight in Prospect Heights (see above) and is geared towards first time home buyers. The other, which in on Monday April 8th, is […]

Thoughts Becoming Loud Exhibition Opening

On April 5th Grant Cutler’s interdisciplinary three-day exhibition Thoughts Becoming Loud opens at the Realty Collective Gallery, Compère Collective, in Red Hook, Brooklyn. In Thoughts Becoming Loud, Cutler explores the complexity of a moment through impressionistic multimedia works: an interactive portrait, a small-edition large-scale heavyweight magazine, and oversized prints. The collection centers on a digital […]