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Women-Owned Business Series: Hanna Oh of Paula’s Movers.

Our latest interview for our women-owned series was with Hanna Oh. First she tells us about her family business based in Brooklyn, Paula’s Movers and goes on to give us a little background information on her journey to where she is now and what it’s like being a business owner. Plus advice for other women […]

Home Buying and Selling Guide for the Spring Real Estate Rush.

Spring home selling and buying season is approaching! Below is a guide for both sellers and buyers to prepare for the process! For Sellers: You’ve decided to sell you home! I know that sometimes this isn’t an easy decision and can feel overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, though, because I can talk you through it! Finding a […]

Nature’s Grill Opening on Smith Street

The space at 283 Smith Street used to be a neighborhood favorite for Middle Eastern food called Zaytoons. They closed back in the late fall and we recently learned that Nature’s Grill will be opening up in this space. We were surprised to hear it since this restaurant is also located on Court and Atlantic […]

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 […]

Summer Streets by Shyda Hoque

Photo via NYC DOT Tomorrow is the last weekend of NYC Summer Streets.  The Department of Transportation program turns Park avenue to a car-free zone and there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages to participate in.  This marks the 11th season and every year this program becomes more popular and there were over 300,000 […]

Hope and Anchor becomes Copper Pot

We have news! The space at 347 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, which was until very recently the beloved neighborhood spot Hope and Anchor, is undergoing changes already. The Copper Pot has signage up (which you can view blown up below) and are nearly ready to post a menu and welcome customers from the […]

Cryotherapy and Wellness Center Coming to Cobble Hill.

When we passed this sign we peeked inside, took a couple photos, then went home and looked up exactly what Cryotherapy means. According to Wikipedia it’s “sometimes known as cold therapy, is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue […]

MAPS Kids and MAPS Arts on Smith Street.

The storefront at 233 Smith Street, which used to house an Uncle Louie Gs, is now something called MAPS, an acronym for Music, Art, Puppets, and Sound. The space is cute and we wanted to learn more about what they did. MAPS doesn’t just offer afterschool and summer school programs, they also work in community outreach. […]

Spotlight on Smith Street’s Black Forest.

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of all the new opening on the bustling Smith Street. So when we passed Black Forest Brooklyn weeks ago we thought it may have just opened. We then learned it has actually been around since the Fall. We visited the German restaurant and beer garden in their other location […]

Arrested Protesters Demand Speed Cameras Stay Put.

We were so impressed with Brad Lander when we heard this story about the protesters in Bay Ridge. Demanding that the speed cameras throughout NYC school zones be kept on, they stood in the road locking hands and blocking traffic. Only a few months ago two children were killed on 5th avenue and 9th street, […]