Sponsored By BRIC.

BRIC is a nonprofit arts and media cultural organization that presents free and low-cost programming to the community.

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BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, is bringing fantastic new opportunities for creativity and voice to Coney Island and the surrounding community!

After two years of planning and hard work, BRIC’s Brooklyn Free Speech has launched its new, state-of-the-art television studio at the Coney Island Library. This partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library will provide Brooklynites access to up-to-the-minute video technology, a range of free and low-cost classes, and the opportunity for having the programs they create cablecast throughout Brooklyn. (more…)


Sponsored By Lakeside Brooklyn.

The LeFrak Center Lakeside offers seasonal activities including roller skating, boat and bike rentals, splash pad and winter ice skating as well as year-round dining at Bluestone Café.

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Kids feeling cooped up? The Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Center at Lakeside in Prospect Park has plenty of summer activities to keep them busy.

Lakeside’s “Rollerskate in the Tot-Spot” skate session caters to the three-and-under crowd. Held every Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the toddler-only skate session features games, music, and activities. Kids even get a snack! (more…)


Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

We have been serving this historic community for almost 30 years. We are your neighborhood resource... for everything!

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This seven-bedroom townhouse is located on one of the greenest blocks in Carroll Gardens. An impressive 34 feet (and four windows) wide, the three-story property is double the width of many other homes in the area.

This uncommonly large home boasts 6,000 square feet of living space. Currently configured for three families, it features a windowed English basement with a separate entrance, private garden access, hardwood floors, and three bathrooms.

The already palatial property also comes with additional buildable square footage. While it requires a full renovation, the flexible layout offers a wealth of possibilities.

The townhouse is located just 2.5 blocks from the Carroll Street F and G subway station. It is within walking distance of Brooklyn Bridge Park and steps away from many of the area’s favorite eateries. The list price comes in at $5,500,000. Click through for more photos.

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Sponsored By 60 Water.

60 Water, in the heart of Dumbo, offers NYC's best views from its studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom apartments.

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There’s no denying it: Dumbo is a neighborhood undergoing big changes. 60 Water, the new luxury apartment building to arrive in the neighborhood, is just the latest newcomer to a neighborhood that has been attracting creative types for over 30 years.

Artisans like woodworker Mark Jupiter are ensuring that the neighborhood maintains the vibes that sealed its reputation as an artists’ enclave in the 70s and 80s. We spoke to him about his custom furniture showroom on Plymouth Street, what led to his career in woodwork, and how he likes to spend his time in Dumbo. If you’re thinking of moving to Dumbo, you couldn’t have a better guide. (more…)

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Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc.

Let Gotham show you how getting NYC home insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy.

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You’ve booked your tickets, packed your GoPro, and announced your plans on Facebook. You even got your boss to sign off on your holiday request. It’s finally time for your summer vacation.

Now that you’ve checked everything off of your to-do list, you can forget all about your city life and focus on important things like sipping drinks with tiny umbrellas.

Wait a minute. There might be one thing left on your list. Did you remember to update your renters insurance? (more…)

Sponsored By WE Design.

WE Design presents 390 Sterling Place, a freshly renovated townhouse in the heart of brownstone Brooklyn.

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Built in the 1880s, this palatial Prospect Heights brownstone boasts seven bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, and four updated fireplaces. The five-floor property just completed a meticulous renovation this spring. It is currently configured as an owner’s triplex with a garden rental.

The house is located on a landmarked block in Prospect Heights. Nearby transportation options include the 2/3 and Q subway lines, which are within walking distance of the property.

The 4,100-square-foot space features parquet flooring, eleven-foot ceilings, ample closet space, and designer appliances. All of the house’s original period features remain intact.


Sponsored By Brooklyn Bridge Realty.

We have been serving this historic community for almost 30 years. We are your neighborhood resource... for everything!

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This three-bedroom condo is located in an award-winning property in Cobble Hill. Constructed in 1852 by influential architect Maynard Lefever, the building began life as the Strong Place Baptist Church. After its sale in 2005, Baxt Ingui Architects was commissioned and the historic landmark underwent a lengthy restoration process.

Reimagined as luxury condominiums, all of the building’s units feature historic details from the church. But there are also such 21st-century amenities such as a package room for deliveries, an exercise/yoga room, parking, and a 24/7 virtual doorman.

At a spacious 1,500 square feet, the light-filled living space features hardwood floors, an in-unit washer and dryer, and a designer kitchen with a dishwasher. All of the bedrooms boast en suite bathrooms and two of them feature adjacent balconies.

The asking price is $8,750 per month. Click through for more pictures.

Photos by Peter Peirce.

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Brooklyn Greenway Half

Sponsored By Brooklyn Greenway Initiative.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative is the 501c3 non-profit committed to the development, establishment and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway.

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Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), in partnership with South Brooklyn Running Club, presents the Brooklyn Greenway Half — the only half marathon and 5K exclusively on the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. The third annual Brooklyn Greenway Half will take place on Sunday, October 18, 2015.

The Brooklyn Greenway Half takes runners on a 13.1-mile journey along the waterfront on a Red Hook-to-Greenpoint loop, offering memorable views of the skylines of midtown and lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg Bridges. The 5K course leaves from the Columbia Waterfront District, runs through Brooklyn Bridge Park and turns around at Jane’s Carousel. (more…)

Court House Apartments has a lot of things going for it. Each apartment features a designer kitchen, red oak hardwood floors, and big windows with impressive views of Brooklyn. There’s underground parking, access to a 40,000-square-foot fitness center, and a 24-hour concierge.


Sponsored By Court House Apartments.

Court House Apartments is setting the bar for luxury in Downtown Brooklyn.

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But where Court House Apartments really shines is its location. Situated at the crossroads of four neighborhoods — Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, and Boerum Hill — Court House combines the convenience of living in a city center and the charm of Brooklyn’s most scenic and cozy residential areas. Hungry for a quiet afternoon picnic on a sunny day? Cobble Hill Park is only a five-minute walk away. (more…)

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Sponsored By Building Brooklyn Awards.

The 15th Annual Building Brooklyn Awards honors 13 construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and economy.

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The annual Building Brooklyn Awards recognizes recently completed construction and renovation projects that improve the borough’s diverse neighborhoods and economy. Thirteen projects in various categories have been selected to receive awards in this year’s ceremony.

Now in its fifteenth year, Building Brooklyn Awards will take place on July 21 at the newly restored Kings Theatre, winner of this year’s historic preservation award. The Chamber will be honoring Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City and Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC Department of City Planning, for their career-long contributions to Brooklyn’s real estate and development industry.

Register for sponsorship opportunities and tickets online. (more…)


Sponsored By Realtor New York.® is the official site of the National Association of REALTORS® and is operated by Move, Inc, a subsidiary of News Corp.

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“This is Mercer Street,” says Mike into the microphone, “named after Ron Mercer of the Boston Celtics.”

This, of course, is not true. Mike is not your average tour guide, and this is not your average tour. This is the® Open House Bus Tour.

On a sunny Sunday in June, I’m sitting with a group of New Yorkers atop a double-decker tour bus (a first for this long-time Brooklynite), enjoying a coffee and croissant as Mike the tour guide, actually a comedian, entertains us with a running commentary on the “landmarks” we pass. (“This is a good place to take your mom when she’s in town.”)

As nice as it is to bask in the sunshine and watch the buildings go by, the main attraction is yet to come: private tours of some of Manhattan’s best open houses, courtesy of Nest Seekers International. This is the first of series of tours run by, a fun kickoff event to celebrate its increased presence in New York, thanks to new agreements with several of the city’s most prominent brokerages.



Sponsored By MySpaceNYC.

MySpace NYC finds you an apartment, finds your new roommates an apartment, and everyone wins.

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You know what it’s like to look for an apartment in Brooklyn. You find a spacious apartment in a hip neighborhood, but it’s got three bedrooms. You could swing the rent with two roommates, but none of your friends are currently looking. Or you’re new in town, and you know from experience that opening this up to Craigslist means sifting through dozens of messages from the wrong people, all while panicking that your great apartment is going to get snagged out from under you.

It doesn’t have to be that way. MySpace NYC can help you find the right apartment AND the right people to share it with. And it will cost you nothing. To get started, all you have to do is join their Facebook group, go to one of their upcoming mixers, or fill out a form on their site.