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Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Affordable Housing, Brooklyn’s Greenest Block

Are These Bed Stuy Apartments Starting at $2,100 a Month Really Affordable? An affordable housing lottery that stretches the idea of affordability has opened for three newly constructed units in a four-story building at 1032 Dekalb Avenue in Bed Stuy. — Park Slope’s Park Cafe Diner, Longtime 7th Avenue Staple, Suddenly Shutters Park Cafe,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Affordable Housing, Brooklyn’s Greenest Block appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Skinny House For Sale, a History of the Bathroom

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Brooklyn (2019 Edition) One of the biggest questions each Fourth of July concerns where the best place might be to see the fireworks. Where are the biggest crowds? How early do I have to arrive to see anything? Is the spot kid friendly?… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Skinny House For Sale, a History of the Bathroom appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The Future of Real Estate, Demolition Downtown

Demolition Planned for Terra-Cotta Survivor and Its Neighbors in Downtown Brooklyn A whimsical, early 20th century low-scale holdout may soon disappear from the increasingly tower-filled skyline of Downtown Brooklyn. — A Spanish Neo-Colonial With Two-Car Garage and Three Others to See, Starting at $685K Our picks for open houses to see encompass a wide… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The Future of Real Estate, Demolition Downtown appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Navigating Brooklyn Heights in the 1930s

Brownstone Boys: Tiles, Counters, and Hardwood…Oh My! In the past five months a lot of demo and building has been going on, but the next few weeks are going to show the biggest transformation so far. Work is finally happening for the tiling, hardwood flooring, and plaster. — Park Slope Co-op With Two… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Navigating Brooklyn Heights in the 1930s appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A New Research Resource from Brooklyn Public Library

Get Ready to Get Lost in Time: Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles In a move sure to get history-loving hearts racing, Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library is making more than 40 borough-specific newspapers available for online hunting. — Landmarked Brooklyn Heights Carriage House With Lofty Living Room, Indoor Parking… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A New Research Resource from Brooklyn Public Library appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bold Reno in Clinton Hill, New Dumbo Building Tops Out

The Insider: Central Stair, Bold Black Paint Distinguish Renovated Clinton Hill Townhouse Sarah Hill’s definition of sustainable design takes it back to basics. “We try to make forever homes that are welcoming and timeless and that the homeowners will not feel the need to change,” said Hill, an interior designer who… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bold Reno in Clinton Hill, New Dumbo Building Tops Out appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A ‘Burg Bachelor Pad Transformed, a Covetable Kitchen

The Insider: Bright Park Slope Condo Stands Out for Covetable Kitchen and Out-of-the-Ordinary Baths When a developer purchased a century-old eight-family building outside the Park Slope historic district, he hired a childhood friend, architect Idan Naor of Gowanus-based Idan Naor Workshop, with a plan to massage the corner building, much wider… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A ‘Burg Bachelor Pad Transformed, a Covetable Kitchen appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Weeksville Endangered, Design Shows to Catch

Breaking: Weeksville Heritage Center in Danger of Closing, Launches Crowdfunding Campaign The Weeksville Heritage Center is in danger of closing. It could happen as soon as July, according to an email sent today by the organization’s President and Executive Director Rob Fields. — Take in Some Interiors Inspiration at Design Shows During NYCxDesign… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Weeksville Endangered, Design Shows to Catch appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Townhouse Reno Brings a Garden View

Two Recently Renovated Brownstones and More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.25 Million For these open house picks, we have a spectrum of period homes in a range of conditions, all with impressive original details. — 6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence When the groundhog tests the weather in early… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Townhouse Reno Brings a Garden View appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Rendering Shows Pool Atop Landmarked Dime Savings Bank

6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Rendering Shows Pool Atop Landmarked Dime Savings Bank appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Life For a Crown Heights Fixer-Upper

Rare Warren Place Mews Townhouse and Three More to See, Starting at $1.695 Million Open houses to see include a few special places offering a rare glimpse inside such as a townhouse on the Warren Place Mews, built in the mid-19th century as a utopian enclave of Gothic-style brick workingmen’s houses… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Life For a Crown Heights Fixer-Upper appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Modern Look for a Prospect Heights Brownstone

6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Modern Look for a Prospect Heights Brownstone appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Installing Fences and Homes on the Market

Longtime Owner Sells Flatbush Edwardian for $5.15 Million, Corner to Become Apartments Back in November of 2017, a developer’s plan to replace a freestanding house at 100 Lenox Road in Flatbush with a block of modern apartments was suddenly halted, and they were looking to sell. — Well-Preserved 1910s Arts and Crafts House… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Installing Fences and Homes on the Market appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bed Stuy Restoration, a Dramatic Cobble Hill Reno

The Insider: No-Compromises Gut Gives Cobble Hill Townhouse Window Wall, Dramatic Interior Volume When you have a wide-open brief from adventurous clients, creative architects at the top of their game, no serious budget constraints and, by the way, fine taste, here is the result: the complete transformation of an 1850s brick… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Bed Stuy Restoration, a Dramatic Cobble Hill Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Look at Home Renovations in Flatbush and Carroll Gardens

‘Artistic Home’ With Porch, Stained Glass, Fanciful Topper in Kensington Asks $1.499 Million This real charmer in Kensington belongs to a row of circa 1910 two-story brick homes with front porches and fanciful toppers. Inside are impressive original details like parquet floors with elaborate borders, stained glass windows, a pier mirror… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Look at Home Renovations in Flatbush and Carroll Gardens appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Tea in Brooklyn Heights, A Brownstone’s Modern Update

Alice’s Tea Cup Set to Bring Its Whimsy to Brooklyn Heights This Spring A slice of wonderland is coming to Brooklyn this spring when quirky cafe Alice’s Tea Cup opens in Brooklyn Heights. The storefront windows of their new location at 43 Hicks Street are currently papered over as the work,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Tea in Brooklyn Heights, A Brownstone’s Modern Update appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Looks in Design, a Hoboken Brownstone Reno

A Gauntlet of Italianates From Fort Greene to Greenwood Heights to See, Starting at $1.8 Million Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Looks in Design, a Hoboken Brownstone Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Frida Kahlo at Brooklyn Museum, Gothic in Bronxville

Romanesque Revival in Park Slope and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $850K You may be thinking at this moment, I vow to never go outside again. But we are assured that by Sunday, these open houses will present every opportunity to luxuriate in the open air again. — Sprawling… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Frida Kahlo at Brooklyn Museum, Gothic in Bronxville appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Chic Reno, Affordable Housing in Brooklyn Heights

Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 23 Units in Brooklyn Heights, Starting at $596 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 23 newly constructed units in the 20-story tower under construction on Montague and Pierrepont streets, just outside the historic district in Brooklyn Heights. — The Insider: On Deadline, Designers Pull Off… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Chic Reno, Affordable Housing in Brooklyn Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Selling in Brooklyn

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Put Park Slope Brownstone on Market for $4.599 Million Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are selling their Park Slope brownstone. The couple purchased the Italianate row house for $1.91 million in 2006. Located at 36 Sterling Place in the Park Slope Historic District Extension II,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Selling in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in Brooklyn Heights

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Buy Entire Floor at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights for $11 Million Two more actors have joined Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights. In fact, they are moving to the same building. — Wegmans Will Open in Brooklyn Navy Yard This Fall, Start Hiring 500 Next Month The highly anticipated… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in Brooklyn Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon’s New Pad, a Williamsburg Duplex Condo

Duplex Condo With Curved, Double-Height Window Wall in Williamsburg Asks $999K This two-bedroom duplex condo has two terraces and a lot of glass — most notably the dramatic double-height curved wall of windows in the living room that dominates the space. — Did Matt Damon Break Record With Penthouse Purchase in The Standish… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon’s New Pad, a Williamsburg Duplex Condo appeared first on Brownstoner.

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights, a Glamorous Reno

Charming Prewar Two-Bedroom Co-op in Prospect Heights, Near Grand Army Plaza Asks $795K Here’s a prewar co-op in Prospect Heights that’s primely located just a half-block from Grand Army Plaza. It’s located at 274 St. Johns Place, in a circa 1913 brick building with 16 units, one of several built along… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights, a Glamorous Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.