First-Time Home Seller Tips by Francesca Girardi

Congratulations on owning your first home! You were so excited and proud of this major accomplishment. However, the time has come and you are even more excited to sell and continue your journey forward. Find the top tips below to be prepared as a first-time seller before you put your home on the market Do […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Urgent Care Walk-In for Your Pets in Cobble Hill

A new type of veterinarian’s office is opening at 217 Court Street neat Warren in Cobble Hill. It’s called Bond Vet and it’s set up very much like an urgent care for humans, with walk-ins welcome and night time hours. It’s a great idea and Cobble Hill, which seems to have a plethora of pet […]

Spring Art Show at Brooklyn Works

Brooklyn Works is a co-working space in the Greenwood Heights area located at 159 20th Street. They’ve also opened up their space to host art shows and this Friday is the opening reception for a spring event called Wisteria Art Show. The artists, Ilana Hope, Elena Barrio and Brittany Naundorff, will have their work hanging […]