12/03/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By car2go.

car2go will get you to where you need to be: just take it, drive it, park it. It's fun, saves money and helps the environment.

Created By BlankSlate

Traveling over the winter holidays makes for a nice change of pace, especially if you’re going somewhere warm. But it can be hard to leave the comforts of home behind. Fortunately, for those of you who may have become addicted to the convenience of carsharing, your car2go account is one thing you can take with you.

There are over a dozen other North American cities served by car2go — Austin, Denver, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Columbus, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal — and your account allows you to use cars in any of those cities, just as you would in Brooklyn. Exploring new cities just got a whole lot easier.

Be a prepared traveler, though. Just as every city has its own character, it also has its own car2go parking rules, rates, and home area. You can familiarize yourself with these rules before you travel by going to car2go.com or clicking on any of the individual city links above.

This is all assuming that you already have a car2go account, of course. If you don’t, what are you waiting for? You’ve got a lot of urban exploration to do, and you’ll want to do it from behind the wheel of a car2go.

12/02/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By Two Trees Commercial Management.

Two Trees has made Dumbo one of the most sought-after commercial and residential neighborhoods in NYC.

Created By BlankSlate

It’s no surprise that Dumbo, the Brooklyn epicenter of creativity and innovation, offers so many great perks to employees in the area. What was once a virtual ghost town with a smattering of restaurants and bars now boasts a funky mix of fashion boutiques, handmade craft shops, and top-notch cafes.

In a previous post, we gave you an exclusive look into some of Dumbo’s coolest offices. Today we will take you out of the box and onto the street, showing you what it’s like to work in this vibrant neighborhood — with hints on the best places to eat, drink, shop, and exercise.

Picture of Dumbo courtesy of mr.rayburn via Flickr

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11/20/14 3:43pm

PS 307 Open Houses

Daniel Hale Williams PS 307

PS 307 in Vinegar Hill is hosting open house dates (209 York Street) on November 21 from 9-10am, December 8 from 6-7pm, and December 12 from 9-10am. If you are wondering about Pre-K options for your child born in 2011, this is a good chance to visit the Magnet School for STEM Studies that offers a public Pre-K program with Mandarin and more.

PS 307 (Daniel Hale Williams)
209 York Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (Between Navy & Gold Streets)

PS 8 Overcrowding

PS 8 is asking parents to alert the Department of Education, our elected officials, and others about our severe concern regarding current and future overcrowding at our school. There is an online petition for public support to push for short and long term solutions to this problem.

There is a meeting tonight, Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Plymouth Church (57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights), 6:30-8pm

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11/19/14 4:32pm
Photo taken from the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway

Photo taken from the Brooklyn Bridge pedestrian walkway

Two Trees Management Company’s new rental development in Dumbo Brooklyn, 60 Water Street has released its first listings. The new construction building includes 290 rental units, as well as a 300 seat public Middle School with an entrance along Dock Street and some ground floor retail along Water Street (The interior build-out of the middle school is expected around August 2016).

The building is designed by LEESER Architecture and Ismael Leyva Architects. 60 Water Street will feature studios, one bedrooms and two-bedrooms and will be leased in phases with a couple dozen residences released during the first phase and occupancy will begin December 1. The full launch of the building will begin with the second phase which is scheduled for early 2015, when a larger selection of residences will be made available.

A few floorplans were posted last month.

11/19/14 11:00am

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Sponsored By car2go.

car2go will get you to where you need to be: just take it, drive it, park it. It's fun, saves money and helps the environment.

Created By BlankSlate

By now, those of you who live or work in Brooklyn have probably seen a car2go in the wild. They’re hard to miss, those tiny little cars perfect for city driving and parking. You may even have heard about how easy it is for members to find one nearby, get in, drive wherever they want to go, park it, and go on with their day.

But what about the trunk space? Could a car that small have enough space to make it practical for errands? See for yourself: following is a look at what you can expect to fit in the back of a car2go. (more…)