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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 Reader Restoration Diary, a Townhouse Transformation

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 Reader Restoration Diary, a Townhouse Transformation 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.

Tune In To Brooklyn Unfiltered

Don’t adjust your dials, folks: Brooklyn Unfiltered is coming in over the airwaves and hitting bars and taps near you. The beer itself is hazy, but the clean, smooth finish and gently bready body are perfectly tuned. Brooklyn Unfiltered is our take on the keller pilsner style, which traces its roots to the oldest days of lagering. Back then, beers were stored in cool, dark caves for months to allow that distinct lager finish to develop. This process lent its name to the overall type, as the word “lager” comes from the German word for “hold” or “store,” while “keller” translates to “cellar.” …

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.

Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location

After fifteen years in the neighborhood, Fornino has closed. The popular pizza restaurant opened its doors on Bedford Ave. before moving to a new location on South 2nd and Kent Avenues in 2017. Owners have posted a sign on their door announcing the closure. It remains unclear why they closed, but their locations in Greenpoint and Brooklyn Bridge Park are still open for business. The post Fornino has closed its Williamsburg location appeared first on Free Williamsburg.

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.

These Are The Pizzas In Your Neighborhood: An Incomplete Guide To Slice Spots Near Our Tasting Room

A true New York City style slice of pizza is a thing of nearly alchemical beauty. Crust, sauce, cheese, and toppings fuse centuries of tradition with modern know-how to provide a symphony equally at home at a fine restaurant or on a grease-spotted paper plate. Best of all, it provides us with something to argue over forever. No true New Yorker will ever back down from their favorite slice joint. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite slices within walking distance of our Tasting Room …

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.

This One Goes to Eleven: Weekly metal roundup

After a typically slow January, the ol’ metal skillet is starting to heat up with a fistful of new and notable releases. Lock on and dig in, because this is where the year truly begins. WHAT TO HEAR: First up this week are Boston-based blackgaze virtuosos Astronoid are and their glimmering, self-titled sophomore full-length (Blood Music). Brimming with the same helium-headed anthems that made their debut Air such a triumphant trip, Astronoid cements the band as a both incredible songwriters and a crossover force …

Celebrating Brooklyn Lager & Flagship February at H-E-B (TX)

In case you haven’t heard the good word, this month is #FlagshipFebruary for craft beer. In honor of the new movement, we’ve joined forces with the Mueller H-E-B in Austin to showcase our own flagship beer: Brooklyn Lager. For the whole month you can find deals on our award-winning dry-hopped amber lager that brought brewing back to Brooklyn. And since we just can’t help spreading the love we’re also featuring our heroically-hopped Defender IPA. The feature runs all month, and be sure to keep an eye out for more

Your February Kids Calendar: 9 motivations for getting the family out of the house

Start your February off with a Family Dance Party. Photo: Mark Morris It’s already February, and let’s hope you and the fam are jetting off somewhere warm for February break. An all-inclusive beach destination sounds pretty good right about now. Even if you’re staying put, it’s a good idea to get outside, brave the cold and soak up some sunshine—although that means extra time stuffing kids into heat-tech and snow pants before you get out there. If you need further motivation to actually leave the warmth of your apartment, here are 9 great ideas (including theater, movies, and activities)…

KettleSpace offers affordable co-working solutions for North Brooklyn

SPONSORED POST Williamsburg isn’t new to co-working start-up KettleSpace. Formerly located out of Diviera Drive, KettleSpace, which operates co-working inside of restaurants during the day time, has just opened up shop inside of Ela, an authentic, cozy Greek taverna at the corner of North 8th and Berry. With another KettleSpace located inside of Hotel RL in Bushwick, these Brooklyn spaces are part of KettleSpace’s growing network of NYC venues attracting creatives, coders…

Going Coastal: We’re Coming to California

For most people, California is the land of SoCal beaches, LA glamour, San Francisco magic, and a general sense of sunny wonder. For beer people, there’s more: legendary breweries and boundary-busting newcomers pouring from the northern woods to the southern border, giving the world the modern archetype of the IPA, and continuing to stand as one of the world’s premiere beer destinations. We’re proud to announce that we’re joining in the fun with distribution throughout California, starting in January 2019. Californians and transplanted East Coasters alike have been asking us to come to the Golden State for years. We’re celebrating our long-awaited arrival with a…

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.

Cheers to Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken, the New Champion of Winter Comfort Food

The cold days and long nights of winter make us all long for the sort of hot, hearty meals that warm from the inside out. Luckily, the team at Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken has answered the call with the limited edition Winter Warmer, a Brooklyn Winter Lager-battered fried chicken sandwich that will fend off the weather better than your big puffy coat. We met with Mike DeGregory (that’s him above) in the East Village location of Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken to get a look at what went into this recipe. It was the …

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.

News about L Train brings joy followed by anger and confusion

(Credit: Getty Images) With yesterday’s announcement that the L Train shutdown has been cancelled, most of us affected have gone from feeling shock, to joy, to confusion. Commuters and business owners are the biggest winners, but let’s not forget about our lucky neighbors who received rent reductions: Rents in North Brooklyn have fallen a cumulative 1.5 percent since the shutdown was first announced, while rents borough-wide increased by a cumulative 3.3 percent. “Look for rents to rise sharply as many who thought they were forced to look elsewhere adjust …

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.

2018: The Year in Electronica

Fans of electronica had a lot to be happy about this year. Aphex Twin released new music (always good news), Lone released more great Ambivert Tools, Khan issued a double pack of old tapes (Traditions 08), and Autechre saw the official release of its epic NTS Sessions, available in 12-LP and 8-CD sets. There were also many newcomers who kept things interesting. Some relished in retro, but others pushed the boundaries. Electronica continued to spark new directions in indie rock as well. The following is just a sampling — 13 featured recordings — of what 2018 had to offer house and techno heads. Maestros Aphex…

The Brooklyn Brewery Best of 2018 List

Living through 2018 was like laying down under a stampede of angry ducks. Amidst the hard-beaked nips of the news cycle and the eye-watering feathers of each freshly bizarre meme, we kept asking one another, “surely, this can’t last much longer?” But we were wrong, so very strangely wrong. At this point, wave upon wave of ducks have trampled us for so long that major events like the Olympics or your own birthday feel like a long-ago memory. But among the slapping…

Upstate casinos eye tax break to compete with NYC-area rival

From left: Michael Treanor and Nevele Casino rendering At least three casino developers are seeking hundreds of millions of dollars in property tax breaks for upstate gaming venues, in part because the incentives will help them compete with a casino project that would be located about 45 minutes from New York City. Michael Treanor, CEO of Nevele, told Capital New York that his company’s $640 million casino in Ulster County’s Ellensville would have a harder time attracting customers if the state grants …

Ex-Hudson Companies exec plans Bronx affordable housing

2065 Walton Avenue in the Bronx Developer Alan Bell, formerly a principal with Hudson Companies, and supportive-housing builder Jericho Project have teamed up to construct a 10-story affordable-housing building in the West Bronx. The property at 2065 Walton Avenue, near East Burnside Avenue, is set to hold 92 apartments. Bell and Jericho paid $1.15 million for the site in November 2013. Michael Gelfand’s MHG Architects was hired to design the site, which is slated for completion by 2016. About 60 percent of the units are intended for homeless veterans, and 40 percent are designated for homeless people ages

CORE hires Douglas Heddings, absorbs his brokerage

From left: Shaun Osher and Douglas Heddings CORE has absorbed the Hedding Property Group as part of its hiring of Douglas Heddings as the new executive vice president of sales, the brokerage announced today. Heddings, a veteran broker, had founded the residential brokerage Heddings Property Group in 2010 after leaving Rutenberg Realty. HPG opened an office at 119 West 23rd Street in Chelsea last year following the closure of several suburban outposts.  “In this new role, he will oversee our growing sales division, which has more than doubled over the last two years, recruit and mentor our team of agents and lead the way in the implementation of our growth plan and strategy,” CORE CEO …