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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 […]

Neighborhood Restaurant Purbird Closes on Henry Street.

Purbird was a lovely spot in the neighborhood of Carroll Gardens with grilled chicken and other healthy options for dine in or take out, and it was good! Before them the space housed another neighborhood favorite restaurant, Maybelle’s. We blogged about their opening a few years back and are so sorry to see them go. Walking […]

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, here! What was your path to becoming an arbitrator […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Residency Unlimited Event-Meet Over Lunch: Adam Yokell, Foundwork

We partnered up with local non profit Residency Unlimited at the end of last year and are happy to spread the word whenever they have an event. They recently performed and exhibited work at our Van Brunt office. You can see photos and a video from opening night here. This upcoming event, which is free […]