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Swipe With Intention: A Dating Workshop on July 24th.

Lily Womble of Date Brazen was interviewed by us recently and we shared her story on our blog last week. We also wanted to spread the word about her event coming up because we think it’s creative, interesting and informative! Most people who have been on dating apps can attest that they are difficult to […]

Women-Owned Business Series: Lily Womble of Date Brazen

New Carroll Gardens resident and dating coach, Lily Womble, sat down with us for our women-owned business series and let us know how she began her company Date Brazen. Read more below about her experience and check out her photo gallery! First tell us about your business and anything special we should know about it […]

Women-Owned Series: Arbitrator and Mediator, Erin Gleason Alvarez

Realty Collective owner, Victoria Alexander, often runs into Erin Gleason Alvarez at a co-working space for women called The Wing. We are thrilled to feature her in this edition of our women-owned series. Read about Erin below and her company, which empowers women to take charge of negotiations, called  Take Charge Negotiations here! What was your path 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: Elizabeth Ehrhardt of Ehrhardt’s Tempest

Here is another post to add to our women-owned series! So many talented women have talked with us over the last year and we are so pleased to be able to support and promote all of the female makers, artists, and business owners in our area! Below you’ll see our interview with Elizabeth Ehrhardt of […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #3: Rita

Have you stopped by Rita in Red Hook? Mary Ellen Amato who was the former executive chef at Court Street Grocers decided to pursue the solo project at the former home/made spot at 293 Van Brunt. Rita is an inviting space with delicious Spanish influenced items including:  Torrijas (Spanish French Toast), La Mallorquina and a porridge […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #2: Superfine Design

One of the best parts of working in real estate over the years is seeing how people design their space. It’s incredible how I’ve watched spaces transform from one resident to the next.  One space I saw transformed last year was an alcove studio in Clinton Hill.  Josie Floyd, the owner of Superfine designed her space by only […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business: Elite Minds Montessori Coming Soon!

As we announced in our blog last week, that Realty Collective will be doing all we can to support other women who own small businesses in Brooklyn. Today is our first spotlight on a women-owned establishment. Elite Minds Montessori is a multilingual (English and French) private preschool for children ages 2 1/2-5 years of age opening […]