Rabbit rabbit and happy October, everybody! We may not be fully back to the frenzied cacophony of our pre-COVID lives yet, but at least Halloween is decidedly back on this year — not only is the Village Parade happening again, but more importantly so is my favorite annual event, the Great Pupkin dog costume contest in Fort Greene Park. There are lots of “returning to some semblance of a social life” developments afoot: museums, restaurants, bars, theaters, and concert venues are blazing ahead full steam, and…
The Insider: Bed Stuy Townhouse Emerges From Gut Reno With Pared-Back, Contemporary Style No sooner did Nathan Cuttle’s clients, an art professor and a sound engineer with a young child, close on their three-story Neo-Grec brick row house than they procured a demolition permit. “They wanted to get started,” said Cuttle,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Neo-Grec in Bed Stuy Gets a Pared-Back Reno appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn Heights Carriage House Rental With Private Outdoor Space Asks $2,800 a Month It is indeed on the petite side, but this rental does come with a bit of outdoor space and the ability to boast of carriage house living on one of Brooklyn Heights’ picturesque lanes. — A Renovated Bed Stuy Brownstone… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Cyclists Try Out the Brooklyn Bridge Bike Lane appeared first on Brownstoner.
Labor Day has come and gone and here we are in back-to-school mode, a phenomenon that seems to persist no matter how long you’ve been out of school or how uncertain we are about when life will actually get back to normal around here. I was on vacation for the past 2 weeks and studiously avoiding the news, but between the reports from Afghanistan, the storm in Louisiana, the fires in Tahoe, the flooding in Brooklyn, the rising COVID death …
At Least One Dead in Brooklyn as Hurricane Ida Floods Streets, Cellars All Over Borough Hurricane Ida dropped several inches of rain on Brooklyn in only an hour Wednesday night, flooding streets and basements throughout the borough and leaving one dead, as Mayor de Blasio declared a state of emergency. Flooding… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Hurricane Ida Hits Brooklyn appeared first on Brownstoner.
Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Brooklyn (2021 Edition) After the pandemic put a hold on 2020 celebrations, everyone was wondering where to view the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks this year. — Join a Ghost and Sidle Up to the Bar in a 17th Century Long Island Taproom, Yours for… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklyn Real Estate Market Continues to Rebound appeared first on Brownstoner.
Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Brooklyn (2021 Edition) After the pandemic put a hold on 2020 celebrations, the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks are set to light up the East River north of Williamsburg this year. — A Builder’s Carpenter Gothic Flight of Fancy in Rhinebeck, Yours for $595K The builder… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Watching the Fireworks, a Housing Lottery in Coney Island appeared first on Brownstoner.
Marine Park Craftsman With Stained Glass, Charming Vintage Bathroom, Garage Asks $999K This circa 1920s Craftsman-style house combines original details with modern updates and a garage to boot. The freestanding single-family house at 1750 Madison Place in Marine Park has plenty of curb appeal with its hipped roof, dormer window and… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Affordable Housing Lottery in Bed Stuy appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Puts William Tubby-Designed Manse Up for Sale for $30 Million For almost 75 years, this detail-filled neo-Jacobean manse with Prospect Park views has been home to the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, but this week the organization put the impressive property on the market for $30… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Park Slope Manse for Sale, New Greenpoint Park Opens appeared first on Brownstoner.
Wallpaper-Filled Park Slope Brownstone in Estate Condition With Marble Mantels Asks $2.35 Million Filled with some statement-making wallpaper, this 1870s Neo-Grec has some design flair on display in its estate-condition interior. There are also marble mantels, pocket doors, wood floors and a stair among the many original details. — Coney Island Steps Back… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Goes to Coney Island appeared first on Brownstoner.
After Years on the Market, Clinton Hill’s Remarkable Pfizer Mansion Enters Contract After a long stint on the market, one of Brooklyn’s most beloved homes has entered contract. Located at 280 Washington Avenue in the Clinton Hill Historic District, the Queen Anne brownstone is referred to as the Pfizer Mansion, and… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Clinton Hill’s Pfizer Mansion Enters Contract appeared first on Brownstoner.
Clinton Hill Estate-Condition Italianate Overflowing With Original Details Asks $2.795 Million Here is one for the true brownstone lover who is ready to put the work in to preserve the abundance of intact interior details in this 1870s Clinton Hill Italianate. Plasterwork, mantels, marble sinks, lighting fixtures, interior shutters; it is… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Estate-Condition Brownstone, a Garden With History appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn Heights No-Fee Two-Bedroom in Hunts Lane Carriage House Asks $2,800 a Month One long-ago resident of this tiny carriage house-filled Brooklyn street claimed the location “inspires goodness in children.” While it’s not clear if that 1940s wisdom about Hunts Lane holds true, the picturesque spot does still have plenty of… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Noisy Building Rattles Cobble Hill Residents appeared first on Brownstoner.
Ornate Stuy Heights Limestone With Wood-Filled Interior, Working Dumbwaiter Asks $2.75 Million Practically bursting at the seams with details, this 1890s Stuyvesant Heights beauty is sure to appeal to lovers of Gilded Age interiors. Elaborate woodwork, pier mirrors, a columned divider with stained glass, mantels, pocket doors, built-ins and a working… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Detail-Filled Bed Stuy Limestone on the Market appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn Heights ‘Moonstruck’ House With Lush Interior, Parking Asks $12.85 Million The 1987 film used the exterior of 19 Cranberry Street as the home of the multi-generational Castorini family, and the surrounding area figured prominently in the movie along with stars Cher, Nicholas Cage and Olympia Dukakis. — Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The ‘Moonstruck’ House in Brooklyn Heights for Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
As we creep into spring with three viable vaccines and appointments increasingly available, it seems clear that we are teetering on the precipice of the world opening up again in relatively short order. Movie theaters are back at reduced capacity as of today, with the promise of more entertainment venues to come and even outdoor concerts on the horizon! It feels like there really is a chance that things might start to look like pre-pandemic life in the city around here a lot sooner than some of us may have thought a few weeks ago, and that is reason enough to feel hopeful for the future—even as it probably dredges up a variety of other emotions. As a person who writes a…
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 94 Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $667 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 94 units in an 11-story building at 1620 Fulton Street (with an alternate address of 1612 Fulton) in Bed Stuy. The building bears the name The Garnet. — Brownstone Boys: Updating… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Housing Lottery in Bed Stuy, an IKEA Dresser Hack appeared first on Brownstoner.
Grand But Crumbling Ditmas Park Mansion Hits the Market Again at $1.5 Million Its columned facade was once a graceful sibling to the manse next door, but for decades the Colonial Revival on Ocean Avenue has been losing its luster. On the market in 2017 for $2.85 million, 1000 Ocean Avenue… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: New Retail in Fort Greene, a Crumbling Mansion for Sale appeared first on Brownstoner.
Sale of Brownstone Mansion on Brooklyn Heights Promenade Sets Borough Record at $25.5 Million On Christmas Eve, a pricey brownstone in Brooklyn Heights set a new sales record for the borough. Property records show that a five-story mansion located at 8 Montague Terrace and overlooking the Brooklyn Heights Promenade sold for… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Influential Brooklyn Retailer Closes appeared first on Brownstoner.
Co-op in Former Brooklyn Heights Church With Fireplace, Private Terrace Asks $1.995 Million With soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and multiple levels of living space this Brooklyn Heights apartment certainly doesn’t have a cookie-cutter interior. The Gothic Revival style flourishes are thanks to its location inside a converted 19th century church… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Brooklyn Heights Mansion Sets a Sales Record appeared first on Brownstoner.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated. Read the original post here. For those following the Gregorian calendar, and that’s most of us, that magic moment when the old year ends in the last seconds of 11:59 on December 31 and the new begins at midnight on January 1 is… Read More >The post Parties, Gossip and Too Much Brew: How 19th Century Brooklynites Celebrated the New Year appeared first on Brownstoner.
Park Slope Prewar Co-op Near Grand Army Plaza With Sleek Renovated Kitchen Asks $850K This one-bedroom apartment offers broad views from its 11th floor perch along with a marble-adorned kitchen designed for its food columnist owner. It’s set in the 1920s Neo-Gothic tower of 1 Plaza Street West, located across from… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Designing Custom Shelves and Cabinets appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklynites Fight Proposed Sprinkler Law They Say Will Cause Row House Evictions, Foreclosure A Bed Stuy block association and Community Board 3 are fighting a proposed sprinkler law they say could devastate homeowners and tenants in Brooklyn and beyond. Introduced in 2018, Intro 1146B is coming up for review by the… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brooklynites Fight a Proposed Sprinkler Law appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brooklyn Heights Mid-Century Co-op Steps From Promenade With Bay Window, Parquet Asks $699K This one-bedroom apartment offers an alluring brownstone view, an appealing layout and a location that’s steps away from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. It’s at 57 Montague Street, in the building dubbed The Breukelen, a nod to the Dutch… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: An Affordable Housing Lottery in Prospect Heights appeared first on Brownstoner.