04/17/15 1:08pm

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There is a popup shop event at by Vedazzling Accessories at 145 Front Street from 6-10pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015. If you haven’t stopped by the shops at 145 Front Street, in addition to Vedazzling Accessories, there are several individual owned stores in the ‘mini-mall’.

Vedazzling Accessories (vedazzlingaccessories.com)
145 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

04/17/15 6:26am

We posted about the broken car window incidents on Water Street and Gold Street about a week ago. Yesterday, more car windows were seen broken along Plymouth and Bridge Streets in Vinegar Hill. Photos of five different cars:

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Be on the lookout for suspicious activity and call the 84th Precinct (718-875-6811 (store this number in your cell phone)) or 911 if you witness any crimes. Please continue to call so they can log/track the area.

04/16/15 3:53pm

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Get fresh, organic produce and help support a local farmer by becoming a member of the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA for the summer of 2015. The last day to register is Wednesday, April 29.

CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) offers a way for people in our neighborhood to buy vegetables directly from a local farmer. The Dumbo CSA works with Fred Lee of Sang Lee Farms, a family-owned and -operated certified organic farm on the North Fork of Long Island. Last year, more than 140 families in Dumbo and Vinegar Hill signed up for weekly vegetable deliveries.

Here’s how it works:

  • Veggies: Every member receives a weekly selection of fresh, organic vegetables—approximately eight different varieties each week (though it may be more during peak harvest months). The cost is $590 for 25 weeks ($23.60 per week).
  • Optional add-ons: Fruit for $195 and cheese for $195 ($10.83 per week for 18 weeks). New this year, you can also sign up to receive a weekly selection of homemade products from Sang Lee’s certified organic kitchen, from seasonal soups and salads to dressings, pestos, and dips ($375 for 25 weeks). The CSA is also partnering with local vendors to offer bread, olive oil, and almond butter shares to members.
  • Pickups: Wednesday evenings from 5-8 p.m. at the Phoenix House on 50 Jay Street. The season runs from June to November.

This will be the Dumbo CSA’s 8th season partnering with Sang Lee Farms for organic vegetables. Briermere Farm provides the fruit, and the cheese share rotates between a selection of eight New York State dairy farms. Sali Artisans and She Wolf Bakery also provide products to CSA members.

Visit the Dumbo CSA website to learn more about how the CSA works and to sign up—it only takes a few minutes.

Feel free to contact the CSA at core [at] dumbocsa [dot] org with any questions about payment plans or details about the program.

Previously:
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2014 Registration Open}
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2013 Registration Open, 07May2013}
{Sign Up for the 2012 Dumbo / Vinegar Hill CSA, 17Apr2012}
{Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season Kick Off, 15Jun2011}
{Sign up for the Dumbo/Vinegar Hill CSA 2011 Season, 07Mar2011}
{Past CSA Posts}

04/10/15 12:02pm

MNS, the Brooklyn real estate firm published their March 2015 Brooklyn Rental Market Report today (along with their Manhattan Rental Market Report). Andrew Barrocas, CEO of MNS, notes that average rents throughout Brooklyn increased 0.38% this month, to $2,711.22 in March from $2700.99 in February.

Brooklyn rents remained stable this month and year-over-year increases were 2.87% from March 2014. Listing inventory grew only 0.57% in March—up to 2,984 from 2,967 units in February.

The largest increases in rent prices were seen in studio in Brooklyn Heights and two bedroom units in Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill. The biggest drops in rents occurred in studio units in Cobble Hill, Crown Height and Fort Greene, and two bedroom units in Fort Greene. It should also be noted that the current inventory of studio units in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights and Bushwick was less than 15 units at the time data was collected. Thus, these neighborhoods may demonstrate extreme price sensitivity compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods.

The greatest year-over-year changes occurred in Boerum Hill and Greenpoint. Average prices in Boerum Hill increased by 21.3% since March 2014. Average prices in Greenpoint fell by 7.3%, to $2,655 in March 2015 from $2,864.41 in March 2014.

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Some other highlights of the report include the following:

  • Average rents in Brooklyn increased to $2,711.22 in March 2015. Monthly growth was 0.38% from February 2015
    • Year-over-year increases were 2.87% from March 2014
    • Listing inventory grew only 0.57% in March – up to 2,984 from 2,967 units in February
    • The current inventory of studio units in Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights and Bushwick was less than 15 units at the time data was collected.
  • The largest monthly increase
    • Studios in Brooklyn Heights rose by 9.55%
    • Two bedroom units in Boerum Hill rose by 9.6%
    • Two bedroom units in Cobble Hill rose the most this month with an 11.91% increase
  • The largest monthly decrease
    • Studios in Cobble Hill decreased by 15.92%
    • Studios in Crown Heights decreased by 7.1%
    • Studios in Fort Greene decreased by 7.78%
    • Two Bedrooms in Fort Greene decreased by 8.13%
  • Neighborhood Trends
    • Dumbo: March’s most expensive rental properties are in Dumbo, with studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms at prices up to $3,004, $3,979 and $5,451 respectively
    • Bay Ridge: March’s least expensive studios and one bedrooms are in Bay Ridge, at $1,291 and $1,606 respectively
  • Average studio pricing: $2,139, down from $2,166 in February 2015
  • Average one-bedroom pricing: $2,608, up from $2,570 in February 2015
  • Average two-bedroom pricing: $3,386, up from $3,367 in February 2015

In Dumbo for March 2015, studios were $3,004 (vs $3,035 in February 2015), one bedrooms $3,979 (vs $4,141 in February 2015), and two bedrooms $5,451 (vs $5,795 in February 2015). Here are the Dumbo price trends over 13 months for studios, one bedrooms, and two bedrooms:
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For full report, go to www.mns.com/brooklyn_rental_market_report

Previously:
{January 2015 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{December 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{October 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{July 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{May 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{March 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{January 2014 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{November 2013 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{October 2013 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{July 2013 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{May 2013 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{Brooklyn Rental Market Report (Year End 2012)}
{October 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{September 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{June 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{May 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}
{April 2012 Brooklyn Rental Market Report}