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5 Tips for Making Your NYC Home Allergy-Free

Pollen counts are at their peak in NYC in April, May, and September. So even if you’re still feeling them now, we’re sorry to say that you only have a short reprieve before you get hit with them in in a few months.   Of course, you can take over-the-counter medications to calm your symptoms or […]

Are You Responsible for Repairing a Sidewalk in Front of Your NYC Home?

As a kid, you may have heard that rhyme, “step on a crack, break your mother’s back” (sorry mom!). As an adult, a sidewalk crack could mean a whole lot more trouble than that. Broken sidewalks are considered a danger to pedestrians and New York City law holds homeowners responsible for fixing the sidewalks in […]

6 Tips for Staging Your NYC Home on a Budget

Given last year’s slowdown in the real estate market, staging your home is more important than ever if you hope to lock down a sale. You might think you need a bunch of money to properly stage a property, but that’s not the case. So don’t worry, no one’s asking you to win the lottery […]

Compére Collective Presents: June Scrappy Reading Series by Farah Faye

What does scrappy mean to you? After a wildly successful first event (sold out!!!), five emerging and established readers are returning to  answer this question at this month’s Scrappy Reading Series, supported by the Red Hook Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Join us at Compère Collective as these writers share how they interpret “scrappy,” and how they […]

Compére Collective Presents: Scrappy Books by Alexandra Jamieson

For the month of June, we’re welcoming back local artist and activist, Alexandra Jamieson! She’s hosting a couple of events plus the Scrappy Reading Series is coming back for its second iteration. Scrappy Books by Alexandra Jamieson Discover the enchanting world of “Scrappy Books,” a captivating art show featuring the innovative works of Alexandra Jamieson. […]

Compére Collective Presents: Poetry Tea Party on Saturday, May 11

Join us for a pre-Mother’s Day celebration of tea and poetry at Compère Collective! Teas, Snacks, and hand-made tea party hats will be available – hosted by Cynthia Colon, Valerie Hill, and the Red Hook Library Bring your poetry to read! 2-5 minutes per poet About Valerie Hill Valerie Hill is a long time Red […]

Compére Collective Presents: Free Store Pop-Up by Red Hook Mutual Aid

Red Hook Mutual Aid is hosting their Free Store Pop-Up at Compère Collective from May 13-May 17! Stop by to drop off anything you’d like to donate (helloooo spring cleaning!) – or if you’re in need, take a bag and whatever else you’d like! Store is open 2-6pm, Monday through Friday! See you there!!

6 Ways to Bust Dust in Your NYC Apartment

Dust is a serious health hazard. Long-term exposure to high levels of dust in your NYC home can trigger asthma, allergies, headaches, dizziness, nausea, or even make you snore. It can also make your appliances less functional, clogging up your air conditioner and damaging your air quality.  Regular cleaning is the obvious solution to keeping […]

What You Need to Know About New York’s Good Cause Eviction Law

Thanks to the new Good Cause Eviction Law, many New Yorkers are now protected from eviction or big rent hikes as of April 20th. What this means is that landlords must have a good reason to evict a market-rate tenant, and are now required to justify raising a tenant’s rent by a certain threshold. (Previously, […]

Renovation Loans – Advice from a Mortgage Professional:

One of the biggest challenges in the current real estate market is the lack of inventory.  What do you do if you’re a homebuyer and there are only a handful of properties in your location and price range with the features you want? There are a lot of people who are stuck in this cycle, […]