Looking to kick the winter blues? How about a trip to cityWell Brooklyn by Shyda Hoque

We have about two months before the Cherry Blossoms are in bloom and it seems like I will never take off my winter coat.  One change that has helped me this year during the winter is visiting cityWell – an urban bathhouse located on the first floor of a three-family home on President street in […]

Streeteasy Raising Rates After New Year.

Many of you may know the story of Streeteasy. It began as a site where agents could post for free and fairly recently started charging. Well, prices are going up again. From $3 daily to $4.50. RC agent Shyda Hoque recently wrote about how this affects herself and other agents. Read below. A year ago I […]

Amazon’s New Headquarters by Shyda Hoque

After a 14 month competition by cities across North America, Amazon decided to split its HQ2 with Long Island City, Queens and Crystal City, Virginia. According to their blog post  Amazon will invest 2.5 billion each to both locations and will create 50,000 new jobs. The new campus in Queens will be  in a energy-efficient space and will span […]

October Events in and Around the City by Shyda Hoque

While it might not feel like fall just yet there are plenty of activities happening around NYC.  Here are just a few worth mentioning… Bric Jazz Fest–  A kick-off concert with Antibalas.  There will be a week long showing of jazz-related films and talks followed by a marathon of performances from October 18th through October 20th. For more […]

Spotlight on HealHaus by Shyda Hoque

I’ve been spending my summer at HealHaus in Clinton Hill which opened in May this year. The space spans 1100 sq ft and is a holistic wellness space that includes a yoga center, treatment spaces for accupuncture and other healing modalities plus a juice bar and cafe.  Upon walking in you are welcomed by the incredible design […]

Summer Streets by Shyda Hoque

Photo via NYC DOT Tomorrow is the last weekend of NYC Summer Streets.  The Department of Transportation program turns Park avenue to a car-free zone and there are plenty of activities for kids of all ages to participate in.  This marks the 11th season and every year this program becomes more popular and there were over 300,000 […]

A Visit to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Newest Pier 3 by Shyda Hoque

I still remember sitting on the Brooklyn Promenade 10 years ago looking at the abandoned piers and early stages of construction below wondering what the space would become.  I still can’t believe I have been able to live in Brooklyn for more than a decade and watch how the park has evolved into what it […]

RealTours: Prospect Heights with Shyda Hoque

Prospect Heights is one of the most exciting neighborhoods where you will not lack the historic beauty of brownstone tree-lined blocks and some of the most delicious places to eat and enjoy things to do.  It helps that almost every train is close to this neighborhood.  Here are just a few suggestions for this real […]

Women-Owned Brooklyn Business #3: Rita by Shyda Hoque

Have you stopped by Rita in Red Hook? Mary Ellen Amato who was the former executive chef at Court Street Grocers decided to pursue the solo project at the former home/made spot at 293 Van Brunt. Rita is an inviting space with delicious Spanish influenced items including:  Torrijas (Spanish French Toast), La Mallorquina and a porridge […]

Roundtable Discussion for First-Time Homebuyers with Jane and Shyda!

We love working with first-time home buyers and are looking forward to having an open discussion about making the transition from renter to homeowner. Our goal for this roundtable is to demystify the process and help to get you the most out of your purchase. We’ll examine what you’ll need to consider before you buy […]