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    Real Estate Alert: Oosten in Williamsburg on the Market

    by A Child Grows on 9/16/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    South Williamsburg is soon to become more like, well, North Williamsburg! A brand new super luxurious addition to the neighborhood is coming to Kent Avenue just a few blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge and about four blocks over from Peter Lugers. Designed by Dutch architect Piet Boon, Oosten (means East in Dutch) will have over […]


    Real Estate Alert: New Building Opening at 345 Carroll Street

    by A Child Grows on 8/08/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There is only one topic Brooklyn parents talk about more than all-things-parenting, and that is: real estate. Trying to accommodate the changing needs of our growing families in this crazy town is an all-consuming mission. There is a brand new building in Carroll Gardens called 345 Carroll Street that looks pretty gorgeous. Here is their description: “Featuring 32 […]

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    Park Slope Housing Lottery: Priced Out No More

    by Sarah on 6/03/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    Do you ever wish that your parents had the foresight to put your name on the two-decades long wait list for Section 8 housing in Tribeca? Or that you had the income to afford a more livable space in your current neighborhood, someplace where there was enough room for every member of your family to […]

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    Mom Needs Space! Here’s Where She Can Find Some

    by A Child Grows on 5/02/14 | 0 Comment(s)

    There are many benefits to working from home: staying in your pajamas, fitting in a load of laundry and seeing your kids in spurts throughout the day.  Now let’s do that again.  There are many downsides to working from home: not getting out of your pajamas ALL day, being surrounded by dirty laundry begging to […]

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    Win a family stay with Kid & Coe

    by Sarah on 3/21/14 | 2 Comment(s)

      (Sponsored) Everyone in this city knows that one of the worst parts of traveling with kids is packing up half of your apartment and schlepping it along with you. Your kid has to play Sophie’s choice with the toys and you have to bring a slew of “travel” items, which are essentially dismantled Ikea […]


    (Sponsored) There’s Life Beyond Brooklyn

    by Shayna Gehl on 1/21/14 | 1 Comment(s)

    If you’re like most parents in Brooklyn, you’ve probably ricocheted between “should I stay or should I go” as your children age and the all-encompassing fear of finding a good school takes over. It’s probably safe to say most of us all struggle with the same fears of leaving vs. staying. Sonya W. Cronin, a […]

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    Brooklyn vs Westchester: Why We’re Staying Put!

    by Nicole on 1/29/13 | 13 Comment(s)

    Local parenting blog Wee Westchester posted a smackdown-style piece about why they think it’s better to raise kids in the suburbs. As Brooklynites, we couldn’t pass up the chance for a little (friendly) debate. I grew up in Westchester, so I certainly agree with some of their reasons: Yes, there is some gorgeous scenery, especially […]

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    A Day Out in Larchmont, Westchester

    by Holly on 6/21/11 | 4 Comment(s)

    Longing to get out of  Brooklyn for half a day but wondering where to go? Larchmont is a suburb right outside NYC in Westchester County.  Located on the Long Island Sound side, it’s a hop, skip and a jump from the city. Larchmont is unlike many other suburbs – it’s got the Long Island Sound, […]


    Brooklyn Industries opens new store in DUMBO with sample sale

    by Nicole on 3/01/11 | 3 Comment(s)

    Brooklyn Industries is opening a new store in DUMBO and before the opening, there will be a big sample sale March 3rd -March 5th where everything will be $40 or less. Brooklyn Industries had already moved its corporate headquarters to DUMBO, but wanted to expand to include a retail location.  The store is set to […]

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    A painting cooperative that you can get behind: Color Me

    by Nicole on 1/12/11 | 0 Comment(s)

    You’ve heard of a preschool cooperative, a babysitting cooperative and now there’s something different….. a painting cooperative. No, it’s not one you can join for help in getting your apartment painted.  It’s one you hire. Color Me! is an interior painting cooperative owned by and made up of women. Each member owns a bit of […]

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    Brooklyn Waldorf – a new home?

    by Nicole on 10/03/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    The Brooklyn Waldorf School in Fort Greene has been looking for a new home to expand their program to include classes up to grade 8. It appears they might have found one.  Apparently, they have selected the Claver Castle at  St. Peter Claver Roman Catholic Church, as the favored choice. The Castle is located on […]


    Family Flat: 2 BR Brooklyn Heights Condo for Sale ($1,275,000)

    by Serena on 9/30/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    Dumbo has become quite the family-friendly area for Brooklyn families — partly for its semi-seclusion and close proximity to the city. If you are lucky enough to afford it this condo of the week will place you and your family right in the heart of Dumbo on Washington street. Situated in a 1910 factory loft […]

    Spacious living area in this Sunset Park deal of the week.

    $2,450/3br – Sunset Park Duplex

    by Serena on 9/23/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not located in the uber hip Willamsburg or Park Slope or even Carroll Gardens, this apartment of the week is a little further south in Sunset Park. For a three-bedroom duplex, listed at $2,450/month, you and your family will not only have space but on-site laundry facilities, basement access, a dishwasher, fireplace, hardwood flooring, and […]

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    2/BR, 1.5 Bath Cobble Hill Condo For Sale ($399,950)

    by Serena on 9/23/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Listed for $399,950, this two bedroom condo is not just a deal for a medium-sized family but a real estate gem that is located in the private and gated community known as Clinton Hill Village. Located a few blocks from Pratt, the renovated condo includes an open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, […]


    My family has descended upon us…where can I put them up? (not at our place!)

    by Nicole on 9/16/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    The problem: Living in Brooklyn is, of course, great, there’s so much to see and do: so much so that we all find ourselves inundated with friends and family wanting to visit us! The trouble is that hosting friends or family in our homes is often not an option and hotels and other short-term accommodations […]

    Modern Condo at the Historic One Hanson Place

    Family Flat: Condo for Sale in Landmark One Hanson Place ($1,069,000)

    by Serena on 9/13/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    Property listings describe this condo as “Old Brooklyn meets New Brooklyn” but with 1,353-square feet of space in a 24-hour doorman building, there are certainly more modern amenities; however the aesthetic of the condo is “old charm” since it is in the building of the former Williamsburg Bank. Located next to BAM, this historic condo […]


    Family Flat: 2br Apartment for Rent in Prospect Lefferts Gardens ($1,700)

    by Serena on 9/12/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    This rental of the week, located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, is not only an affordable find but one that is within close proximity to some of BK’s best child-friendly attractions (Prospect Park, the Zoo and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens). On top of that, this second floor limestone apartment includes two bedrooms, a kitchen with modern and […]

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    My Favorite Street in Brooklyn Is Having A Party This Weekend

    by Nicole on 9/08/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    My favorite stretch of a commercial street is in Park Slope on Bergen Street between Flatbush and 5th Ave. I used to go to Pintchik Hardware all the time when I worked as an Art Coordinator on tv commercials- even when we were filming in Manhattan. It was known as the cheapest and best place […]

    Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances in this Crown Heights Rental

    $1550 / Spacious 2br Apartment for Rent in Crown Heights

    by Serena on 9/02/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    This two bedroom apartment in Crown Heights includes the exciting amenities — stainless steel appliances, hardwood flooring, huge windows, and tiled bathrooms — that is also very affordable. Located near the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and the 3 and 4 trains, this modern apartment would be ideal for a small family. The apartment is also close […]

    This is Brooklyn? An historic house for rent in Fort Greene

    Family Flat: 4 BR/3 Bath Home for Rent in Fort Greene ($7,000)

    by Serena on 9/02/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Living in an historic house from the 1850s is definitely something you wouldn’t think of when seeking a home in Brooklyn. This gorgeous Fort Greene family flat is in need of a  tenant (maybe a large family) to rent out the fully-furnished place for 15 months (starting in January 2011). Think of it as a […]

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    Family Flat: 2br Rental in LEED Certified Building for $4,195

    by Serena on 8/26/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    I’m not sure what to make of this two-bedroom modern apartment in Fort Greene. On one hand, I can’t stop looking and reading about its jaw dropping amenities: private terrace with views of the city, open kitchen with brand new Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances,  maple flooring, tons of closets and an on-site yoga studio. […]

    Co-op for sale in Kensi

    Family Flat: 3br Luxurious Co-op in Kensington $629,000 / (Ocean Parkway & Ave. C)

    by Serena on 8/26/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Since I live in the Ditmas/Kensington area of BK, I can certainly rave about its amazing people, local business and family-friendly areas – and if you purchase this three-bedroom condo for $629,000 you’ll discover these exciting area amenities for yourself. The condo, right on Ocean Parkway, includes bamboo flooring, 24-hour doorman, an office, a dishwasher, […]

    This gorgeous kitchen can be yours!

    Family Flat: Renovated 2BR Carroll Gardens Apartment for Rent

    by Serena on 8/19/10 | 1 Comment(s)

    A gorgeous renovated apartment in the equally gorgeous Carroll Gardens is up for rent this week. The two-bedroom walk-up features a spacious living room, hardwood flooring, tons of closet space and (what I would be the most excited about) a brand new kitchen with granite countertops and customized cabinets. Living in Carroll Gardens ain’t too […]


    Family Flat: 3BR/2 Bath Modern Condo for Sale

    by Serena on 8/19/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Condo of the Week Location: Pacific Street at Franklin Avenue A modern and updated condo in the Prospect Heights/Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn is certainly worth checking out this week. The condo, listed for $469,000, is currently under construction (but will be ready in two months) and is described as a “dream house.” Sounds about […]

    A lovely rooftop deck included with sale of condo

    Family Flat: 2BR Williamsburg Condo for Sale- playroom, roof deck & private bath

    by Serena on 8/12/10 | 0 Comment(s)

    Not only renowned for its relentless hipster culture, Williamsburg has become something of an unexpected hot spot for families.  With this condo on the market maybe you and your fam can find a new home there, too. The condo, listed for $799,000, includes a 24-hour doorman, modern kitchen and amazing deck overlooking the city. This […]