Out on Pier 2, last night’s fundraising event for the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy attracted a number movers and shakers from the city’s real estate and development world.


After snapping-up a bushel of Brooklyn agents over the past year or so, Compass — the design-and-technology-conscious real estate upstart — is officially opening two offices in Brooklyn.

The Park Slope office will be at 514 2nd Street, just a stone’s throw from the brokerage-blooming stretch of 7th Avenue running roughly from 5th Street up to Berkeley Place. We’re awaiting information on the location of the Williamsburg office.


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Over on The Real Deal is a fascinating Q&A with residential brokers and market analysts regarding their thoughts on real estate in Astoria. The people queried are:

  • Vickie Palmos, salesperson, Astoria NY Condos
  • Charles Sciberras, vice president, residential sales, Realty Executives Today
  • Robson Lemos, senior vice president, Corcoran Group
  • Harold Valestin, vice president, MNS
  • Jonathan Miller, president/CEO, Miller Samuel Inc
  • Chris Shiamili, owner, Ardor New York Real Estate

There are many gems within, and it’s tempting to list them all (but we won’t). Here are some particularly tasty takeaways from each expert.