A black feather boa was a must-have women’s accessory in the late 19th century and, if Brooklyn Daily Eagle lost and found classified ads are anything to go by, flocks of the fluffy plumes ornamented the borough, lost by their wearers. While a festive holiday accessory, black boas were popular… Read More >The post The Lost Black Feather Boas of Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Brooklyn to Show Up in Force at Post-Inauguration Protest Eagle Fortis Files Plans for Third Tower on LICH Site Eagle Bay Ridgers Miffed as Affordable Housing Applications Botched BK Paper Catching Up With the Last Owner of Brooklyn Heights Cinemas BHB Rezoning Could Create “Venice” on the Gowanus Canal Crain’s A Bay Ridge… Read More >The post Daily Links: Heights Cinemas’ Last Owner Reflects, “Gentrification” Forces Bed Stuy Church Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Squibb Bridge Firm Ordered to Give Bridge Park Access to Key Software Eagle City Will Not Use Solar Panels in Bay Ridge Park BK Daily Cuomo Fails to Return 50,000 Apartments to Rent Regulation ProPublica MAS Calls Special Meeting to Discuss Leadership Future ArchPaper The 10 Most Valuable Brooklyn Condo Filings Accepted… Read More >The post Daily Links: Menorahs Vandalized in Two Parks in Prospect Heights and Park Slope appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Behind Brooklyn Walls: A World of Sound NYT Kwanzaa Festival Aims to Support Black-Owned Businesses NYDN Cuomo Ignores Mayor’s Plea to Pause Ocean Parkway Traffic Changes BK Paper Get Your Clothes Ironed for Free in Brooklyn Bars Next Month Gothamist Remembering 18th Avenue’s Walker Theater Bensonhurst Bean Meadow Buys Helen Keller HQ in… Read More >The post Daily Links: Kwanzaa Festival Draws Hundreds to Central Brooklyn, Helen Keller HQ Sells in DoBro appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Where Trash Makes a Stop in Brooklyn, Neighbors Want It Gone NYT Rapper Troy Ave Is Shot in Brooklyn NYT Man Accused of Killing Landlord Menachem Stark Says They Were Pals NYP 5 NYCHA Leaders Voice Support for BQX Streetcar Eagle Workers: TJ Maxx Replacing Former Met Foods on Smith Street [BK… Read More >The post Daily Links: Will TJ Maxx Replace Met Grocery on Smith Street? appeared first on Brownstoner.
If you’re looking for something to do in Brooklyn for New Year’s, you’ve got no shortage of options to ring in 2017. Celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Prospect Park 2017 is the 150th anniversary of Prospect Park’s existence, and Brooklyn is kicking it off with a literal bang. There will be midnight… Read More >The post How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
It was a beautiful year of Brooklyn images as photographers roamed the borough to capture classic brownstones, swirling snowstorms and iconic bridges. Take a scroll through the slideshow to see the 15 most popular images from our @brownstoner feed this year. 15. Perfect Timing 14. Nighttime Sparkle in Dumbo 13. Autumn… Read More >The post Brownstoner’s Top 15 Instagram Photos of 2016 appeared first on Brownstoner.
Chloe Sevigny Puts Classic 7 Park Slope Prewar on the Market for $2.75 Million Actress Chloe Sevigny is selling the Classic Seven co-op she bought on Prospect Park West just over three years ago — and it’s a pretty smashing pad. At 9 Prospect Park West, it’s one of the most… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Chloe Sevigny Puts Park Slope Co-op on the Market appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Love the Place in Williamsburg, Hate the View NYT Bed Stuy Nursing Home: Landlord Flipping Property Led to Deaths NYP Brooklyn Scores Over $15 Million in Development Awards Eagle In DoBro, a Difference of Opinion on the BQX Streetcar Eagle Fire Shuts Down Bushwick’s Occult Bookstore BK Daily Cousins of Killer of Brooklyn… Read More >The post Daily Links: Fortis Files More Building Plans for Cobble Hill’s Controversial LICH Development appeared first
If you’re looking to sharpen up your skates and hit the rink this winter, you don’t have to leave the borough. Some options are even open year round. Here are three spots where you can follow the Zamboni out onto the ice in Brooklyn. Abe Stark Skating Arena Surf Ave between 19th… Read More >The post Where to Go Ice Skating in Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Time is running out to enjoy the pine-scented sidewalks of Brooklyn. Christmas tree stands pop up across the borough the weekend of Thanksgiving and disappear quickly after Christmas. For the brief time they are here, they brighten the streets with green and cheer passerby with their woodsy fragrance. Related Stories A Brief Brooklyn… Read More >The post The Conifer-Bedecked Sidewalks of Brooklyn (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Manhattan Bridge Statues Prepare for a Homecoming NYT Brooklyn College Vows to Protect Undocumented Students BK Paper 7 Injured in Escalator Accident at Atlantic Terminal Mall Gothamist City Seeks Developers for East New York Affordable Units Crain’s A Chef’s Small and Stylish Williamsburg Apartment AT Build Your Own NYC Subway With This Sim… Read More >The post Daily Links: Manhattan Bridge Statues Return, Tenant Advocates Urge Reform Before Rezoning appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Bushwick Inlet Park Supporters Happy as Pieces Fall in Place Eagle City Shuts Down Greenpoint Airbnb at Former Concert Venue Gothamist Loaded Gun Found at a Bushwick Park BK Daily Neighbors Protest Eviction of Errol’s Caribbean Bakery in Flatbush DPC Borough Park School Closed as Main Break Cuts Off Heat, Water [PIX… Read More >The post Daily Links: Bushwick Inlet Park Supporters Cheer Progress, City Shuts Greenpoint Airbnb appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News Sunset Parkers: New Hotels Will Be Glorified Shelters BK Paper Common Co-Living to Partner on 140-Resident Building in Boerum Hill WSJ Gowanus’ Morbid Anatomy Museum Has Closed Gothamis More Tall Buildings Sprouting Near Prospect Park? Q Parkside Spotlight on Greenpoint Artist Stephen Eakin Greenpointers Developers, Church Proceed With 512-Unit Brownsville Project TRD City Ignored… Read More >The post Daily Links: Sunset Parkers Decry Homeless Shelter Hotel Plan, Morbid Anatomy Museum Shuts appeared first on Brownstoner.
The first significant snow hit Brooklyn this past weekend and residents took full advantage. The blanket of white was quickly marked with footsteps as it was tromped through for the creation of snowmen and snow angels and the photographing of wintry Brooklyn scenes. The arrival of rain and warmer temperatures… Read More >The post A Brief Brooklyn Winter Wonderland (Photos) appeared first on Brownstoner.
In the News National Grid Charges NYC Customers for Gowanus Canal Cleanup Eagle Student Body at P.S. 307 in Vinegar Hill Hasn’t Changed Since Rezone BK Paper Inside a Bright and Cheerful Renovation in Fort Greene NYM One of the Best Bushwick Galleries Closes After 5 Years BK Daily Landmarks Approves Replacement for Long-Time Clinton… Read More >The post Daily Links: Clinton Hill Food Co-op May Be Evicted, New Look for Replacement Building on Washington appeared first on Brownstoner.