It’s true! There are lots of new rental buildings coming on the market (mostly at the high end) and the rental season was a bit of a fizzle for landlords. As a result, rents have dropped a bit and landlords are more negotiable than at any time in many years. Important...Read more
The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s security guard waves us through and we pedal our bikes behind Felipe Lavelle, creator of Get Up and Ride Bike Tours, Brooklyn’s new bike tour company. Passionate about both cycling and his neighborhood, Felipe is leading six of us on a 12-mile bike tour during which we’ll experience...Read more
Area’s quiet isolation is its charm, but its popularity is rising. By Ken M. Christensen Red Hook can be beautiful – and seedy. But if you’re looking for a no fee apartment in Brooklyn, Red Hook should be on your “must check it out” list. UP AND COMING: Shops on...Read more
No, life in Brooklyn didn’t start with the New York Dodgers. But the Dodgers were central to the Brooklyn character. USA Today has put together a fascinating timeline of Brooklyn. Unfortunately, I don’t know how to import this complex bit of code into this blog, so I’ll just give you...Read more
Brooklyn rebounds as the new bohemia By Rick Hampson, USA TODAY NEW YORK – At the end of another disappointing season, Brooklyn Dodgers fans would console themselves with the refrain, “Wait ’til next year!” The team is long gone, but for Brooklyn, next year is here. The arrival of the...Read more
East River ferry service, operated by NY Waterway, makes seven regular stops along the East River, which links to residential high rises at Hunter’s Point South in Long Island City and Schaefer Landing at South Williamsburg. The ferry will also make stops at East 34th Street, India Street in Greenpoint,...Read more
Another good alternative for a rental building with a pool in Williamsburg is 111 Kent Avenue. The deck is on the fifth floor and there is also a barbecue grilling area for tenants with outstanding views of Manhattan's East Side.
When you’re looking at apartments in Brooklyn, you’re usually focused on all the essentials; the quality of the building, the interior of the apartment, and proximity to subways. Now you can add a feature to add to your list; how close you are to the wonderful Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Earlier...Read more
Ready to open your mind to the neighborhood possibilities in New York City. Consider a few of the following...
terrific prefab "houses" or sheds that can be added on to New York City houses that have the extra land in the back yard
Crown Heights has seen influx of young upwardly mobile couples, college kids and hipsters into the area, just a short walk along tree-lined Eastern Parkway to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park.