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Considering Biking Through The L-Pocalypse? Let Transportation Alternatives Guide You

Sep 18 2018 - 5:31pm
Considering Biking Through The L-Pocalypse? Let Transportation Alternatives Guide You This article originally appeared on bushwickdaily.com and was written by Angely Mercado Need some support for navigating North Brooklyn via bicycle, consider attending a weekly group ride with... Read more »

New study lists Corona, Ridgewood, Glendale among neighborhoods with the most millennials in the country

Sep 12 2018 - 3:55pm
New study lists Corona, Ridgewood, Glendale among neighborhoods with the most millennials in the countryThis article originally appeared on qns.com and was written by Ryan Kelley Several Queens neighborhoods rank among the nation’s leaders in millennial population, according to a ... Read more »

Did Matt Damon and His Family Move Into The Standish in Brooklyn Heights This Week?

Sep 12 2018 - 3:49pm
Did Matt Damon and His Family Move Into The Standish in Brooklyn Heights This Week? This article originally appeared on brownstoner.com and was written by Cate Corcoran Actor Matt Damon, Luciana Barroso and their four children moved into the penthouse apartment on top of the The Standish... Read more »

World-renowned Evil Twin Brewing to open its first physical brewery in Ridgewood this fall

Sep 12 2018 - 3:44pm
World-renowned Evil Twin Brewing to open its first physical brewery in Ridgewood this fall This article originally appeared on qns.com and was written by Ryan Kelley After more than two years of planning and delays, Evil Twin Brewing is set to open its first physical brewery in the world... Read more »

Millennials Are So Last Year: Commercial Real Estate Developers Build With Gen Z In Mind

Aug 23 2018 - 4:50pm
Millennials Are So Last Year: Commercial Real Estate Developers Build With Gen Z In MindThis article originally appeared on Bisnow.com and was written by Melissa Oyler Welcome to Generation Z’s influence on commercial real estate. Multifamily and coworking locations will be earth-friendly.... Read more »

The L Train Will Be Shutdown for 15 Weekends Leading Up to the L-Pocalypse

Aug 15 2018 - 9:52am
The L Train Will Be Shutdown for 15 Weekends Leading Up to the L-Pocalypse This article originally appeared on bushwickdaily.com and was written by Angely Mercado  The L train will not be running during the weekends for months leading up to the... Read more »

Holden brings city officials to Glendale for a meeting on controversial homeless shelter

Aug 14 2018 - 1:47pm
Holden brings city officials to Glendale for a meeting on controversial homeless shelter This article originally appeared on qns.com and was written by Ryan Kelly  High-ranking city officials joined Councilman Robert Holden in his district last week to discuss the future of the... Read more »

Money Migrating to Wallflower Neighborhoods

Aug 2 2018 - 11:57am
Money Migrating to Wallflower NeighborhoodsThis article originally appeared on rew-online.com and was written by REW Demand for new and improved apartments is driving millions of dollars in investment to Ridgewood, Queens.In the past six months alone, a team from Eastern Union Funding, the New... Read more »

Scammers Cost U.S. Renters Millions, New Data Says. Here's How To Avoid It Happening To You

Jul 25 2018 - 12:10pm
Scammers Cost U.S. Renters Millions, New Data Says. Here’s How To Avoid It Happening To YouThis article originally appeared on Forbes.com and was written by Aly J. YalePhantom rentals, fake landlords and bait-and-switch schemes are costing Americans millions. According to new data, a whopping 5.2... Read more »

Local lawmakers call attention to ‘destruction’ of Ridgewood in letter to the mayor

Jul 19 2018 - 4:31pm
Local lawmakers call attention to ‘destruction’ of Ridgewood in letter to the mayor This article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley Two elected officials representing Queens have joined Community Board 5 and concerned local residents in the fight against a... Read more »

Board 5 flights back against ‘terrifying’ developments in Ridgewood historic district

Jul 19 2018 - 4:21pm
Board 5 flights back against ‘terrifying’ developments in Ridgewood historic districtThis article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley The prospect of gentrification deepening into Ridgewood is real, and Community Board 5 is prepared to fight back.At a Board 5... Read more »

Brooklyn’s Bushwick Zooms Up the List of Priciest NYC Neighborhoods

Jul 2 2018 - 12:02pm
Brooklyn’s Bushwick Zooms Up the List of Priciest NYC NeighborhoodsThis article originally appeared on Bloomberg.com and was written by Prashant Gopal Bushwick, deep inside hipster Brooklyn, isn’t the priciest New York neighborhood -- that prize goes to Soho -- but it’s zooming up the list... Read more »

Teachers at PS88 in Ridgewood to be laid off due to drop in enrollment

Jul 2 2018 - 11:19am
Teachers at PS88 in Ridgewood to be laid off due to a huge drop in EnrollmentThis article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan KelleyDespite School District 24 being the most overcrowded district in Queens, a huge decline in enrollment at one elementary school in Ridgewood... Read more »

Bike Lane Changes in Ridgewood and Glendale get the green light from Board 5 committees

Jun 8 2018 - 3:52pm
 This article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley   Plans from the Department of Transportation (DOT) to expand the bike lane network into some sections of ... Read more »

City Councils members from Queens disappointed in lack of property tax rebate

May 22 2018 - 10:40am
City Council members from Queens disappointed in lack of property tax rebate in 2019 city budget This article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley With the announcement of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fiscal year 2019 executive budget proposal on April 26, many... Read more »

Here’s why next week’s Ridgewood meeting on the L train closure is one local commuters can’t miss

Apr 11 2018 - 11:11am
Here’s why next week’s Ridgewood meeting on the L train closure is one local commuters can’t miss This article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley With the closure of the L train steadily approaching... Read more »

Ridgewood party venue Nowadays opens indoor location

Jan 25 2018 - 4:13pm
Ridgewood party venue Nowadays opens an everyday indoor location with full dinner menu This article originally appeared on Queens.com and was written by Ryan Kelley After a ... Read more »

NYC to test bike valets

Jan 19 2018 - 3:52pm
New York City to test bike valets This article originally appeared on Fox5ny.com and was written by Jessica Formoso NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - Now more than ever New Yorkers are biking to and from work or wherever else their destination may be. Daily bike trips in New York have tripled... Read more »

Forgotten NY: Middle Village

Nov 28 2017 - 2:08pm
Forgotten New York: Middle Village Read on for a lengthy history of Middle Village!  This article originally appeared on forgotten-ny.com and was written by Christina Wilkinson THE Williamsburgh-Jamaica Turnpike was completed in 1814 and operated as a toll road between the... Read more »

How much do you need to make to live in these Queens neighborhoods?

Nov 7 2017 - 5:07pm
How much do you need to make to live in these Queens neighborhoods? Helpful info for anyone currently apartment searching in our area!  This article originally appeared on qns.com and was written by Angela Matua It’s no secret that rents in the city are rising.Studies show that... Read more »

PayNearMe helps NYC Residents pay parking tickets in Cash

Nov 4 2017 - 12:53pm
PayNearMe Helps NYC Residents and Visitors Pay Parking Tickets with Cash  This article originally appeared on globalnewswire.com SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PayNearMe®, a brand of Handle Financial, today announced a partnership with the New York City... Read more »

Real Estate experts see big things for Queens as borough continues to expand

Nov 4 2017 - 12:47pm
Real Estate experts see big things for Queens as the borough continues to expand  This article originally appeared on qns.com and was written by Anthony Giudice More than a dozen real estate and development experts took the stage at the QNS Real Estate Conference 2017 on Nov. 2... Read more »

The three spots you must visit in Ridgewood

Oct 30 2017 - 2:10pm
The three spots you must visit in Ridgewood We love stopping in at all three of these places – their close proximity makes them the perfect date night activity! This article originally appeared on timeout.com and was written by Jennifer Picht With so many streets in New York chock-... Read more »

Here's your guide to Family-friendly Halloween Activities in Queens

Oct 25 2017 - 5:09pm
Our pick is the open house at 104th Precinct here in Ridgewood!!!This article originally appeared on qns.com on October 24th, 2017 Here’s Your guide to some family-friendly Halloween events across QueensWhether you’re looking for the Great Pumpkin or just want to dress up and have some... Read more »

Should you hire a Buyer's Broker?

Oct 20 2017 - 3:46pm
Should you hire a Buyer’s Broker? This article originally appeared on streeteasy.com on June 20, 2016 If you are buying a home in NYC, should you hire an agent or broker to represent you? The quick answer is yes. While you may not have had a great experience with rental agents,... Read more »

German-American Steuben Day Parade

Oct 18 2017 - 4:35pm
 Werba Realty is proud to have partnered with the German-American Steuben Parade in NYC in September. We had a great time celebrating in the beautiful fall weather! http://germanparadenyc.org/about-the-parade/links/

Traffic Headaches returning to Middle Village/Ridgewood

Sep 25 2017 - 1:40pm
Traffic headaches returning to Middle Village/Ridgewood border as bridge reconstruction startsBy Anthony Giudice September 22, 2017Get ready for more traffic tie-ups on the ... Read more »

Where to Eat and Drink in Ridgewood, Queens

Sep 22 2017 - 3:31pm
Where to Eat and Drink in Ridgewood, QueensBy Robert Sietsema September 12, 2017Across the Queens border just north of Bushwick lies Ridgewood. The rhomboid-shaped neighborhood at the end of the M line is roughly bounded by Flushing Avenue on the west, Metropolitan Avenue on the north, the... Read more »

5 Rules of Engagement for Requesting Repairs from Sellers

Sep 18 2017 - 10:22am
5 Rules of Engagement for Requesting Repairs from SellersBy SusyH September 11, 2017When buyers and sellers start going head-to-head, no one comes out a winnerKey Takeaways·         It’s reasonable to ask for roof and termite clearances and that the... Read more »

Top Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in NYC

Sep 15 2017 - 2:19pm
Top Neighborhoods to Raise a Family in NYCBy Mariela Quintana September 7, 2017In the classic storybook “Make Way for Ducklings,” Mrs. Mallard was referring to the streets of Boston when she declared, “This is no place for babies!” No doubt many a New York City parent has probably thought... Read more »

M Line soon to be restored to Middle Village

Aug 28 2017 - 5:08pm
M Line soon to be restored between Middle Village and Ridgewood, but the train pain will continueBy Anthony Giudice, August 21, 2017 What started as the ... Read more »

Neighborhoods that Play Hard to Get

Aug 22 2017 - 10:43am
Neighborhoods that Play Hard to GetBy Stefanos Chen August 11, 2017 Richmond Hill, in southwestern ... Read more »

Where to eat & What to do in RW Queens

Aug 3 2017 - 4:29pm
Where to Eat & What to Do in Ridgewood, QueensBy Colter Hettich   colter.hettich@amny.com August 2, 2017By now you’ve heard -- likely ad nauseam -- of the exploding commercialization and gentrification of... Read more »

Street Parking in All 5 Boroughs Can Now Be Paid for on your Phone

Jul 20 2017 - 4:00pm
Street Parking in All 5 Boroughs Can Now be Paid for on your Phone                 QUEENS — Drivers can now use their cellphones to pay for street parking in all five boroughs.The ... Read more »

The L Train is Actually One of the Most Punctual Train Lines

Jun 27 2017 - 4:43pm
                 The L train may seem like it is always letting Bushwick residents down. But according to daa obtained by Gothamist, the L train is one of only two subway lines that meets the MTA’s standard for on-time performance. The other line,... Read more »

Big Construction Project will make this Ridgewood public school accessible

May 19 2017 - 2:50pm
Big construction project will make this RW public school accessible to everyone Students at I.S. 93 in Ridgewood will be getting a lift from the School... Read more »

Target will move into Elmhurst building that will replace old movie theater

May 5 2017 - 2:00pm
Target will move into Elmhurst building that will replace old movie theater An old movie theater in Elmhurst that was bought by two development companies in 2016 will house a Target, the ... Read more »

The Total Ridgewood Immersion Saturday, June 3

May 5 2017 - 1:48pm
 The Total Ridgewood Immersion Saturday, June 3 Join us Saturday, June 3 for The Total Ridgewood Immersion, our first Immersion of the season with Brooklyn Brewery. If you’ve never been on one of these daylong adventures with... Read more »

City dedicates $2 million for spray shower upgrade in Middle Village park

Mar 22 2017 - 11:37am
Things will soon be getting wetter and better at Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village. The city’s Parks Department unveiled plans during ... Read more »

With the Box Factory, Ridgewood gets its own creative office complex

Mar 7 2017 - 3:06pm
The developers of this 67,000-square-foot complex hope to lure companies from Manhattan and WilliamsburgA 67,236-square-foot warehouse previously occupied by Brick & Ballerstein, a manufacturer of boxes for perfume and jewelry, is now on its way to becoming New York’s newest creative hub.... Read more »

Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 M train shutdown between Queens and Brooklyn

Mar 2 2017 - 5:36pm
Here’s what you need to know about the 2017 M train shutdown between Queens and Brooklyn Phase 1 of the MTA’s overhaul of the Myrtle Avenue Line in 2017 will ... Read more »

Kosciuszko Bridge Will Be Blown Up This Summer

Mar 2 2017 - 4:59pm
Kosciuszko Bridge Will Be Blown Up This Summer GREENPOINT — The Kosciuszko Bridge will be blown up and carted off in segments this summer, the... Read more »

NYC Beer Week Kicks off on Friday

Mar 2 2017 - 4:45pm
New York City Beer Week Kicks off on FridayGet ready to toast to the brief warm weather with a frothy craft beer.  New York City Beer Week, an eight-day celebration of the city's best suds, kicks off Feb. 24 — when the temperatures are set to ... Read more »

M Train Shutdown starting March 4th

Mar 2 2017 - 4:09pm
The M train will be closed between Middle Village and Bushwick for 11 weekends starting March 4. Middle Village and Ridgewood residents already dreading ... Read more »