Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The cherry blossoms return to Columbia Street

It's that time of year again - for a few brief days our stately trees turn blizzard-white with blossoms. Stop by the office at 223 Columbia Street to see for yourself. Better yet - buy the lovely three-family house at 217 Columbia Street and enjoy the show every spring....

Our house of the day!!!!

Looks like we have one of the best priced houses in the COWNA area!

Finally - the affordable house you've been waiting for. Multi-family apartment building for sale on Columbia Street in Carroll Gardens West or Columbia Waterfront District. Close to great restaurants Alma, Petite Crevette and Calexico, steps from the F train and PS 29, this terrific location offers all the conveniences of brownstone Brooklyn living without the hefty price tag. 

Currently configured as a 3 family or a 2 family with a store. Convert it to a single family or owners duplex and use the rental income to pay your mortgage.

Lot is 20.67' wide; and 74 deep. The building is 55 deep. New electric, baths, and plumbing. The loft-like first floor will be delivered vacant and ready for a move in. The house doesn't need anything and is in good move-in condition. 
The first Floor is a one bedroom plus den and dining room and living room that has direct access to the basement and back yard.
The 2nd and 3rd floors are 2 bedrooms plus den's with original details like crown molding, high ceilings, decorative fireplace, arched passageways and more.
Do not miss out on this great opportunity to live in this neighborhood. 

Priced for a quick sale. Low taxes just $3600 a year and great location with over 3700 square feet.
Can be delivered Vacant or with high income tenants.

For more details:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Red Hook represents!!!!

Red Hook will be well represented in the city this summer. The Brooklyn Flea is organizing the food vendors for SummerStage in Central Park. And so… the Red Hook-heavy lineup will be present. Lobster rolls from the Pound. Papusas from the vendors. And maybe even dumplings from the Good Fork.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Flea market and event space in Red Hook?!

I don't see how this could possibly be seen as a bad idea. Right now that space is an empty parking lot just waiting to be transformed into something cool.

Red Hook news: B61 and B77 merge

Shafted again! The MTA announces a doubly-whammy of a service cut to already transportation-challenged Red Hook. Now the neighborhood has one less bus line to complain about.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ARTISTS: Last Chance to Submit to I Heart Art!

WORK / Wassaic invites all artists to submit work:

Deadline: TOMORROW - March 25!

1pm - 5pm
at WORK Gallery, 65 Union Street, Brooklyn NY 11231
Guidlines can be found online here:
Once again, in collaboration with WORK Gallery, The Wassaic Project invites you to submit work of any genre to be exhibited at WORK Gallery on April 17th, 2010 for our 2010 fundraiser. All work will be donated to the two organizations and the proceeds will benefit the exciting duo.
Time Out NY said of the 2009 I Heart Art show: "It pays to keep an eye on what WORK’s got cooking in its red shack overlooking the Red Hook Shipyards..."
Submit your work now and be a part of this year's show!
Guidlines can be found online here:

I have recently moved to Carroll Gardens. One evening my friend came over with her son who is seven. I have a three year old boy and a seven year old boy. She suggested we go to Lucali, which is on Henry Street between Carroll and Summit Streets. It is a pizza place, but not just any pizza place. It is dimly lit and filled with candles, not exactly the restaurant to take three boys, but she said the pizza was yummy, so ok, I would attempt it with a three year old. We ordered a cheese pizza and sat and waited. We watched the pizza makers rolling the dough with wine bottles. I watched my three year old use the metal stand to hold the pizza as a hat. The place is so charming and great for date night, there were a few couples in there, I don't think they were feeling very romantic when my three year old screamed and we had to leave for some air and a good talking to. The pizza arrived in a decent amount of time and was so good, thin crispy crust with the perfect amount of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. Fresh basil was served on a side plate and enhanced the simplicity of the ingredients. The boys devoured it and begged for more. The pizza is outstanding, and the ambience lovely. I will definitely go back, next time with a date.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Fultummys!!!!- hopefully yummy in the tummy!

After month's (about 8) of renovations and banging next door it looks like Fultummy's is opening sometime this week says the owner. They have 1 lighting violation they need to clear with the city but after that it looks like they will ready to open their doors. Considering how bad Piccolo was anything is an improvement but it is really going to be great for the block considering the closing of Reds and several other empty store fronts.
Welcome Fultummy's!

We're 'token' up dude!

The artist is a very approachable and cool guy. I'm happy to say I own a couple of the quirky little things.

Red Hook Criterium rules!

Another reason to love Red Hook.

Friday, March 19, 2010

100 Albany Ave is House of the Day!!

Our gorgeous listing at 100 Albany Ave gets love for the details from Brownstoner. (People are iffy about the block, but we love it.)

Interesting comments thread about the spindle work. What do you think?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010

It's not a recession, it's an opportunity!

Via New York Magazine, eight stories of folks who used the real estate downturn to buy the homes they'd been waiting and saving for. Almost makes up for that nasty Red Hook swipe from last year...