The Right Side of Eviction by Saira Toppin

The Mayor’s Office just released a report on the reduction of evictions and landlord harassment cases throughout New York City. This report has found that through the efforts of additional funding and education through his office, more tenants are getting the services that they need. Such tenants are now provided with free or low cost legal representation […]

Coney Island Amphitheatre! by Saira Toppin

Summer is always on our brain. At least this past winter was not brutal, we only had one big snow dump. We saw much worse in the 2014/2015 winter season! So…speaking of summer, let’s make a trip or two to Coney Island. They are opening up an amphitheater on the boardwalk at West 21st Street. […]

It?s Budget Time! By Saira Toppin

Finally, New York City’s fiscal year budget has been submitted on time, early in fact, and with cost savings! Shout out to 2017.  The last time that the budget was on time was in 2001. We are slowly making strides. Here are a few highlights of the new budget: -If you have youth looking for […]

A Once Told Story of Franklin Avenue by Saira Toppin

  This is an article that will be featured in “Una Noche Panamena” Scheduled to print May 2016. These magazines can be found at the Caton Avenue Market, Kelso Bistro Bar and Restaurant, and the Michelle’s Bar.    If you grew up in Brooklyn, you knew about Franklin Avenue. The Franklin Avenue I am talking […]

RealTours: A Day in Brooklyn with Saira Toppin.

Saira Toppin, one of RC’s newest agents, lives right on the border of Crown Heights and Brownsville. She’s ventures out of her neighborhood more often than she stays in it so her picks are all over Brooklyn. Coffee: I’m more of a tea girl, but the last place I had a coffee was from Beny’s […]