Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

When talking about the city of Brooklyn, one can’t help but acknowledge the fact that it is a melting pot of many different cultures which is one of the reasons why the borough is a sought-after destination. Of the many different ethnicities that make up our country, Hispanics are the nation’s second-fastest-growing racial or ethnic

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How to Enjoy a Brooklyn Night Out Despite the Pandemic

As New York City slowly continues moving forward in re-opening, residents in the five boroughs have been doing their best to enjoy these summer days. After a couple of long months indoors, for the most part, people seem ready to venture out.   This doesn’t mean ditching the masks or attending large gatherings, but instead

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How the Pandemic Has Affected Big City Living

After almost three months of sheltering in place, many people have had quite a few realizations about their lives and what’s most important to them. Certain aspects that were once high on the priority list are no longer the case, and things that were at one time “a must have” are being replaced by different

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How Technology Is Changing the Real Estate Industry

Technology has impacted as well as revolutionized the way in which we do business. Not only has it changed what we do and how we do it, it has brought about new and exciting ways for just about every industry, and real estate is no exception.   These days, no matter where you are, the

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Brooklyn – A Melting Pot of Cultures

As one of the five boroughs that make up New York City, Brooklyn, is the most populous. If it were to be its own separate city, it would be the third-largest in the United States, right after Los Angeles and Chicago, although those stats may soon change. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the borough’s

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How Women in Real Estate are Shaping the Industry

Since its inception in the late 1700s, women have been a part of the real estate industry, but it wasn’t until the 1840s that it was established as a legitimate business. In those early years, a woman’s role was much different than it is today; her duties consisted of filling office and clerical roles while

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Brooklyn’s 2020 Forecast

With a new decade under way, the Brooklyn real estate market continues to remain strong. New York City as a whole is one of the hottest housing markets in the United States and from the way the New Year is shaping up, there are no signs of a decline in the borough. A look at

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Brooklyn’s Chinatown

It’s the year of the White Metal Rat and beginning January 25th, the people of the culture, and others as well, will take part in celebrations for Chinese New Year (often referred to as Lunar New Year globally). “The Lunar New Year means new beginnings, incoming good luck, and wiping away any ill fortune and

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Bay Ridge: A Neighborhood Infused with that “Old-School” Charm

What was once an isolated, rural summer resort town in the late 19th century, Bay Ridge, formerly known back then as “Yellow Hook,” is a neighborhood that continues to exude a small-town feel while still being part of a much larger city. With an overall estimated population of 2.6 million, approximately 87,000 are residents of

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Red Hook: “A New Kind of Brooklyn”

What was once one of the busiest and most important shipping town’s in all of New York, Red Hook has gone through many changes since first being discovered. Founded in 1635 by the Dutch, the waterfront  community was given the name Roode Hoek because of the color of the soil and the shape of the

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