New York City Economic Development Corporation is seeking proposals from qualified individuals, organizations, or companies to develop, operate and maintain an incubator space within either the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brownsville, East New York, or Crown Heights, or within a portion of the Moore Street Market’s basement level. The City can provide in excess of one million dollars as a contribution for capital costs to create the Incubator. A food-use related incubator program such as food manufacturing, storage, or shared commercial kitchen space is preferred; however, proposals for other incubator uses will also be considered. Apply today at nycedc.com/rfp.


Opportunities are born when new connections are made.

The Brooklyn Trade Show is creating countless opportunities by bringing together premier businesses from Brooklyn, NYC, Long Island and the greater metropolitan area with national corporations, entrepreneurs, non-profits, government agencies, business advocacy groups and the media. Be a part of the most dynamic business event in Brooklyn! Network with over 175 exhibitors, meet more than 1,000 key decision makers and business leaders, and attend business seminars and panel discussions to learn about best business practices from industry experts.

Register to exhibit and attend at www.BrooklynTradeShow.com

Brooklyn Trade Show 2010
9/14/2010 9AM 3PM
Stage 6 @ Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Navy Yard
15 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11205


Five months in, and the Brownstoner Directory already has more than 110 members. A special subset of Directory advertisers have stepped up to the plate and created their own mini-sites, full-page marketing tools that enable the service provider to feature photos, testimonials, advice, etc. while benefiting from the SEO boost of being hosted on Brownstoner. You can check them out below:

A & A Chimney & Fireplace Co.
AllRenovation Construction LLC
Big Apple Chimney
Big Apple Moving
City Building Owners Insurance
Classic Tile Inc.
Ever-Nu Metal Products
Family Documentary Photos
Gateway Plumbing and Heating
Stan Gelber
Daniel Gershburg Esq PC
Green Light Expediting
Kings County Nurseries, Inc.
Madison Estates
Marvin Windows by Park Avenue Building Supply
Nemo Tile
Perfect Renovation
Petri Plumbing
Shibui – Japanese Antiques
St. John’s Woodworking, Inc.
The Super Movers
Transcend Construction


The Brownstoner Directory continues to get fleshed out. Two months after launching, we’re now up to 67 listings. This number includes a dozen mini-sites, which are basically homepages within Brownstoner that enable service providers to include photos, testimonials, contact info, etc. Two new mini-sites launched last week: One for Green Light Expediting and one for longtime Forum advertisier Classic Tile. Check ’em out. For more details and pricing, click here.


If you haven’t taken a gander, the recently launched Directory now has 38 companies in it, ranging from architects to real estate lawyers to landscapers to contractors. We’d like to give an especially big thanks to those service providers who’ve been among the first to sign up for their own Brownstoner mini-sites:
+ AllRenovation [General Contractor]
+ Gateway Plumbing & Heating [Plumber]
+ Stan Gelber and Sons [HVAC]
+ Madison Estates [Real Estate Broker]
+ Movers Not Shakers [Movers]
+ Nemo Tile [Tiles]
+ Perfect Renovation [General Contractor]
+ Transcend Construction [General Contractor]

If you have a small business in the New York area that you think would benefit from the exposure to Brownstoner.com’s 150,000 monthly readers, shoot us an email or learn more about the Directory here.


Today’s a big day around here, as we launch the new Brownstoner Directory (along with a new Navigation Bar along the top of the page). The Directory is a new search-driven resource for Brownstoner readers looking to find everything from contractors to architects to brokers to lawyers, and for those service providers to reach the most active and affluent group of homeowners, renovators and house hunters in the tri-state area. We’ve got more than a dozen businesses signed up pre-launch to flesh out the look and feel of the new paid feature but now we need the help of the Brownstoner community to take it to critical mass: If you have worked with any high-quality and trustworthy service providers in recent years (anywhere in the New York area—not just Brooklyn!), please spread the word! Folks who sign up before October 15 get to take advantage of the introductory pricing. In addition to a basic listing in the directory, companies can also sign up for enhanced listings with mini-sites, which are basically their own homepages within Brownstoner.com; for example, take a look at the Nemo Tile minisite. Interested parties can learn more about joining the Directory here. Thanks!