Ditmas Park – Block by Block

Ditmas Park, known for its detached single-family homes with open and generous front porches, is often referred to as “the brownstone alternative.” Click here.

Ditmas Park for Front Porches

Christopher Gregory New York Times If New York is a patchwork quilt of neighborhoods, the part of Brooklyn that spreads out south of Prospect Park could be compared to gingham. What may look more or less uniform from a distance can seem…

Fiske Terrace, an Enclave in Flatbush, Offers a Taste of Suburbia

by Melanie Lefkowitz Wall Street Jorunal   Thirty-five years ago when Fred Baer was looking to buy a house, he considered settling in New Jersey because he liked the suburban atmosphere. Instead, he found a similar feel and more affordable…

Being Related to the Family Firm

The Future of the Franchise Alexandra Reddish was 18 when she got her real estate license; she had helped out her grandmother, Mary Kay Gallagher, at open houses while in high school. Ms. Gallagher ran her business her way, working…

She’s the One Holding the Keys

The pale stucco home, built for the long haul in 1922 but lately a bit under the weather, is in need of someone to coddle it. Mary Kay Gallagher, the woman charged with finding that someone, is not interested in…