Van Voorhees Park could have two sections joined together in BQE fix

Brooklyn Paper is reporting that the city is weighing a plan to relocate or altogether remove the Atlantic Avenue on-ramp which bisects Van Voorhees Park on Columbia Street. The $1.9 billion dollar repair of the BQE between Atlantic and Sands could begin as early as 2019. While the Transportation Department weighs their options for accommodating the traffic flow during construction, they may take the opportunity to join the Continue reading “Van Voorhees Park could have two sections joined together in BQE fix”

Carroll Gardens Exclusive: 492 Henry Street #2HI

Asking Price: $1,895,000
CC: $798 per month / Taxes: $589 per month
3 Bedrooms / 2 Baths
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An exceptionally rare and spacious offering on iconic Henry Street. This gorgeous 3 bedroom condo features an incredible 37 foot long Great Room, a fully renovated windowed kitchen with Caeserstone countertops, Viking range oven and Bosch dishwasher, 9 1/2 foot beamed ceilings, walk-in pantry, walk-in laundry room with Bosch washer/dryer and 12 magnificent, South and North facing sun-filled windows. With more than 1500 square Continue reading “Carroll Gardens Exclusive: 492 Henry Street #2HI”

Free Brooklyn Real Estate Event April 4th!

Please join us for a fun and informal discussion of local real estate. Topics will include how to sell one apartment to simultaneously buy another, how to win any real estate transaction, and how to manage your real estate agent to make sure they are truly servicing your needs. A brief presentation will be followed by a Q & A and plenty of time to mingle with your friends and neighbors. FREE FOOD AND WINE WILL BE SERVED.

Wednesday, April 4th, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Watty and Meg – 248 Court Street (Corner of Court and Kane)
Please RSVP to to reserve your seat

South Brooklyn car-sharing pilot to begin this Spring in CSWD, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook

The New York City Department of Transportation carsharing pilot program is scheduled to launch this Spring. The two-year program would exclusively designate hundreds of spaces in parking facilities and hundreds of on-street spaces in select neighborhoods for shared cars. While the DOT has not yet announced which carsharing companies will participate, there will likely be more than one.

Of particular note is that the carsharing spaces will not be subject to alternate side of the street parking. According to the Department of Transportation website, the following fourteen neighborhoods will Continue reading “South Brooklyn car-sharing pilot to begin this Spring in CSWD, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens and Red Hook”

It’s time for the annual Cobble Hill Halloween parade!

The Cobble Hill Association’s annual parade begins at 4:00pm on Halloween night! Gather up the whole family at Cobble Hill Park on Clinton Street between Congress and Verandah Place. The parade takes all the little ghouls and goblins through Cobble Hill and features some of the best decorations in all of New York City.

Enjoy the festivities and have a happy and safe Halloween!

Brooklyn Exclusive: 150 Joralemon Street #10D

150 Joralemon St #10D

Asking Price: $840,000
MTC: $1,396 per month
2 Bedrooms / 1.5 Baths
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FIRST OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 11:30am – 1:00pm! This superb, sun-flooded home high above Brooklyn Heights is now available for purchase. Upon entry you are immediately greeted by two over-sized, East facing windows with church views and open sky. A spacious granite kitchen with breakfast bar boasts stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher) and terrific cabinet space. The square living room provides ample space for dining and entertaining and both this room and the King-sized master bedroom feature 9+ foot beamed ceilings, through-wall A/C and overhead fan. The ample-sized second bedroom is across from another half bathroom and this beautiful unit even comes with private storage space in the building.

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Annual Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival registration now open

The Carroll Gardens Association is proud to be hosting their annual festival on Saturday, September 16th, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5pm. All events take place on Columbia Street between DeGraw and Union and on Union Street between Columbia and Hicks. This year’s festival will include live performances, children’s activities, local food, community service providers and a wide range of Brooklyn artisans and vendors. I’ll be there and I hope you stop to say “hello!” Registration is now open for vendors and sponsors at

The Carroll Gardens Association is an affordable housing and economic development grassroots organization working in Southwest Brooklyn and they are located right here on Columbia Street. Their mission is to Continue reading “Annual Southwest Brooklyn Fall Festival registration now open”

Italian bakery signs giant lease on Van Brunt

As first reported by The New York Post, Italian bakery Princi has leased 18,000 square feet of space at Van Brunt and Hamilton, where The Columbia Street Waterfront District meets Red Hook. The Milan-based bakery was recently acquired by Starbucks. The coffee giant will feature Princi products at their new Reserve Roastery locations (The first New York location will be opening at 61 9th Avenue in Manhattan later this year.) Continue reading “Italian bakery signs giant lease on Van Brunt”

Brooklyn exclusive: 150 Joralemon Street #5C

King-sized Master Bedroom

2 bedroom/1.5 bathroom co-op
Asking Price: $799,000
Maintenance: $1,275 per month
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Pre-war lovers rejoice! This 2 bed/1.5 bath home is in move in condition and features soaring, 10-plus foot ceilings, over sized East facing windows and original details mixed with modern design. The open kitchen with dishwasher is renovated with stone counter tops and solid wood cabinetry and opens to the living room with through-wall A/C and beamed ceilings. The king-sized master bedroom has a well appointed en suite bathroom, the second bedroom easily accommodates a queen sized bed and the apartment comes with a private storage cage as well.  Continue reading “Brooklyn exclusive: 150 Joralemon Street #5C”

Brooklyn Bridge Park Spring/Summer calendar now online!

Pilates by Fitness Guru in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy and Brooklyn Bridge Park have released the 2017 Spring and Summer program of events. Visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of free cultural, educational, and recreational events, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support our world-class waterfront park.

Here are just a few highlights from the upcoming season –

Long-time audience favorites such as Books Beneath the Bridge, Jazzmobile, and All The Park’s A Stage will all return along with a number of free outdoor fitness classes such as Zumba, Pilates, Broadway Dance, Hip Hop Dance Aerobics and Sunrise Yoga. New fitness classes like Body-Combat and Bond Fitness promise to stretch the skills of seasoned participants.

Movies With A View returns July 6th with a screening of Office Space. Other Continue reading “Brooklyn Bridge Park Spring/Summer calendar now online!”