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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.

Dystopian Oscar Wilde-themed musical coming to Bushwick

A Dystopian immersive musical about Oscar Wilde! Well that sounds like a lot of fun. Check out OSCAR at The Crown at 3 Dollar Bill in Bushwick beginning May 11. An immersive nightclub musical about Oscar Wilde, which ran for three sold-out weeks earlier this year, will return this weekend to start an open-ended run. The second coming of “Oscar at the Crown,” which starts previews at Bushwick’s 3 Dollar Bill on May 11, offers even more thrills than the first, said its creator and star. “It’s bigger, better, faster — all of that!” laughed Mark Mauriello. “We’ve been able to level up the aesthetic of the costumes, the set piece…

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.

Bel Air Sour Is Your Cocktail Companion

Thanks to its tropical aromas and tart edge, our Bel Air Sour is a tasty and versatile candidate for making beer cocktails. At first, Bel Air Spritzes were something of a brewery secret, but as more recipes came to us we decided we had to share the fun. Check out our recipes below and try them at home or at your next party. And don’t forget the secret ingredient: another Bel Air Sour for …

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.

We’re the May Brewery of the Month at Buckeye Beer Engine (OH)

We’re celebrating National Burger Month at Buckeye Beer Engine now that we’re their Brewery of the Month for May. This means you’ll find our Summer Ale on draft for $4.50, or $3 during happy hour–the perfect time to accompany some of Buckeye Beer Engine’s legendary burgers. They’ll also feature $4 cans of Brooklyn Lager and Bel Air Sour to give Summer Ale some company as the month goes on. Drop by anytime and treat yourself to a burger and a beer the Brooklyn way.

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.

Let’s Have A Beer, Colorado

Like many breweries in the U.S., a key part of our calendar each year is the trip to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Spending time in a city packed with beer fans in a state known as a crucial center of craft beer is inspiring for beer people like us. Every trip is punctuated with more than a few moments of wistful dreaming of a day when we could send our beer to Colorado on a regular basis. Now, that dream is finally coming true. Our kegs are filled, our bags are packed, and we’re setting off for Colorado this month. We’re extremely excited to bring our beers to the drafts and fridges that have inspired us…

Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: BQE Plans Get a Hearing at a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall

A Redone Brownstone With Original Details and Three Other Houses to See, Starting at $1.5 Million This weeks’s open house picks are all 19th century row houses, ranging from a brick townhouse in Carroll Gardens with mostly mid-20th century updates asking $3.499 million to a Romanesque Revival brownstone in Bed Stuy… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: BQE Plans Get a Hearing at a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall appeared first on Brownstoner.

Explore The World Of Sherry With House Of Lustau & Brooklyn Capataz

For many Americans, sherry is something of a mystery. It’s been relegated over the years to the very back of our national bar cart, only truly shining in serious cocktail bars or Edgar Allen Poe references. We believe it’s time for sherry to step forward once more, and luckily enough, House of Lustau agrees. We’re proud to introduce you to Brooklyn Capataz— but first you have to learn about sherry. Come with us. By definition, sherry is a fortified wine grown and produced in either Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda or El Puerto de Santa María in Andalusia, Spain. All sherry starts as a wine produced from white grapes and is fortified with a grape spirit …

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.

Brooklyn Brewery Recommends: Horror Movies

With Halloween almost here, we turned to our Brooklyn Brewery staff for their best horror movie memories and recommendations. From seasoned slasher fans to through-the-fingers watchers, we racked up plenty of spooky suggestions for your holiday viewing and beyond. Enjoy the list below, and good luck sleeping with the lights on. Paige Snider Social Media Coordinator What was the first horror movie you remember seeing? Ghostbusters. I made it to the ghost in the library and shut it off to watch Casper the Friendly Ghost…

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 …