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Manhattan Bridge, the ugly step sister to the Brooklyn Bridge?

By: Betsy Hoffman Over the Holidays I was looking for “Brooklyn” gifts. I scoured shops, galleries and the internet for anything that SCREAMED Brooklyn. I found the Brooklyn Bridge on greeting cards, tiles, ornaments, t-shirts, bags, magnets. To no avail, the Manhattan Bridge was no where to be found. Why?! It’s only steps away from […]

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PS 29 Silent Auction Fundraiser Success!

On Friday, March 15th, the PS 29 PTA held their Annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction. With budget cuts and the cost of educating our children constantly increasing, fundraisers have been an important part in providing the children of PS 29 with a well-rounded education. As a boutique Brooklyn real estate firm we pride ourselves […]

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2012 Tacky Homes For Sale

I came across this article yesterday and when I read the title I expected to see homes that looked like mash-up of horrible fabrics, ostentatious colors, and overly-decorated spaces. However, after looking at a lot of these photos I don’t see what the author was referring to or maybe I just have a tacky sense […]

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Teeny Tiny Living

I grew up on a small town on the eastern end of Long Island, where my bedroom was a large playground filled with my most precious items. When I first got into real estate I always knew there were two sureties about New York City living—it was small and expensive. People actually chose to live […]

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BBP Getting Ready To Make Waves Near Pier 2

The construction of the temporary pool near Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is proceeding nicely. The picture above was taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade today. The pool is a needed park amenity according to Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), via the New York Post, “I’ve long said the pool is a major priority for […]

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Family Sized

We were thrilled to visit Pier 6, the latest addition to Brooklyn Bridge Park, this weekend. One of the things we noticed about it–besides the fantastic views and festive atmosphere–was how family-oriented the park is, and how appreciative people were of that factor. One of the age-old dilemmas for people who appreciate urban living is […]

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Twlight Swing Adds to BBP Coffers

Over 1,000 people attended Sunset Swing–the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s annual fundraiser–this year, and the event, along with the MyHome, Brooklyn-sponsored after party, raised a whopping $250,000. And while each attendee couldn’t squeeze into Galapagos for Twilight Swing, the aforementioned after party, the event was nicely attended as well, adding even more funds to the […]

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MHB Sponsors Twilight Swing

As we discussed yesterday, having a park near your home is one of the most desirable, and desired, amenities–some would even call it a necessity. And even in famously dense New York City, there’s room for more parkland to be carved out, wrested from vacant lots and reborn as urban forests. But, of course, creating […]

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