Calling All Beer Brewing Women!

Women across the borough have until this Sunday to apply for the Brooklyn Women Homebrew Competition! The bar/flower shop called Sycamore in Ditmas Park, who RC agent Susan Grossman blogged about a while back in her RealTours: A Day in Ditmas Park post, is hosting the competition at the end of March. Brewer and co-owner of […]

Valentine’s Day for Art Lovers.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! We are so lucky to live in this creatively vibrant city. Galleries, museums, and art studios abound all around us. If you are an art lover, you may consider spending your Valentine’s Day perusing spaces filled with paintings, photographs, sculptures and other forms of visual arts that make your heart soar.  […]

Women’s Resources In and Around Brooklyn.

We wanted to put together a comprehensive guide of local resources for women. Supporting female business owners, artists, makers, and community members has been a goal of ours and we aim to contribute in anyway we can. We have been promoting women-owned Brooklyn businesses in a blog series for the past year (see our full […]

BAM’s Valentine’s Week Film Series.

BAM Cinema is taking a look at the word “love” in this series, Programmer’s Notebook: On Love, and really examining what the word means and what forms it comes in. From February 14th-21st they’ll be screening a wide variety of films, both old and new, about this topic. This is really a very unique and lovely way […]

Renovating Tips from New York’s Renovation Matchmakers

We’ve worked with Sweeten, the New York renovation experts, for a while now and we always recommend them to clients. They have joined us at our first-time home buying workshop, “Buying into Brooklyn”, in the past and had so much excellent advice to give to anyone thinking of purchasing a home and considering the sometimes […]

The Brooklyn Public Advocate Forum is Tonight!

Tonight at 6pm at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams will be holding a forum introducing us to some of the candidates vying for the position of Public Advocate. You can read more about what being a PA entails below or in this very informative BKreader article. As a non-voting […]

Valentine’s Day Plans in New York.

We are writing about Valentine’s Day early because…well…you live in New York and may need to reserve tickets to events or a table at a restaurant!! In fact, many of the more popular romantic spots are probably already booked. If you are dining in the area, however, we are sure you have many options that […]

PS GENERAL SLOCUM – Disaster and Memory

By The Red Hook WaterStories team Red Hook has many famous ships associated with it. The GENERAL SLOCUM is probably famous for the saddest reasons of them all. The GENERAL SLOCUM ended service as a sinking fireball June 15, 1904, killing over 1,000, most of them women and children. 1,300 were aboard. That made the […]

Cora’s New Yoga Program in Red Hook.

This is great news for Red Hook! Cora Dance, at 358 Van Brunt Street, will be offering yoga classes with sliding scale tuition. See the flyer above for more info and come join them for their intro yoga classes every Tuesday and Friday morning starting in March!

Formation Effort for Court Smith BID.

A BID, or Business Improvement District ensures community support and a collective interest and promotion of a neighborhood’s commercial sector. Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens have two main drags, Court Street and Smith Street, and right now there is an effort to form a Court/Smith BID. Check out and sign the ballot linked below to […]