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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Burger Chain Coming to Court Street.

You may not have heard of Burgerim, but you probably will soon because this franchise, which has restaurants mostly on the West Coast, in Texas and Florida, has opened some spots in New York. One of their latest is coming soon to 187 Court Street. The concept of Burgerim that sets it apart from other […]

New Childcare Coming to Cobble Hill.

Eladia’s Kids is a family-run daycare and early education program that has been in Brooklyn for more than 40 years. Two new locations are opening up soon. One is in Greenpoint and one is in Cobble Hill (photo above). The 283 Court Street location, at the corner of Douglass, will be set up for accepting […]

New Sweetgreen on Court and Atlantic.

There are dozens of these healthful casual eat-in or take-out restaurants around Manhattan but they just started expanding in Brooklyn. The newest addition is at 127 Court Street near Atlantic Avenue. The menu is self-described as “simple, seasonal, healthy salads and grain bowls made in-house from scratch, using whole produce delivered that morning”. It’s a […]

Cobble Grill Out Gift Shop In.

At 212 Degraw Street a long standing tenant, Cobble Grill, had shuttered it’s doors. We recently passed by and noticed that this spot had transformed into a quaint little neighborhood gift shop. We learned from browsing articles written about the new opening, such as this one via Brooklyn Eagle that it’s actually a culinary cookbook […]