“Crowds are all over cheering,” said a Brownstoner reader who snapped photos at Barclays Center and in Fort Greene a few minutes after the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential election for Biden and Harris. On Twitter, Brooklynites captured crowds in the streets, cars honking, Spike Lee popping champagne outside… Read More >The post ‘Crowds All Over Cheering’ in Brooklyn as AP Calls Election for Biden and Harris appeared first on Brownstoner.
Jumbo Fort Greene Brownstone With 12 Mantels, Grand Details in Need of Work Asks $6.5 Million This Fort Greene Neo-Grec has the impressive proportions and intricately detailed woodwork that might capture an old house enthusiast willing to take on a property in estate condition. The 33-foot-wide house also has a location… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The 19th Century Craze for Octagon Living appeared first on Brownstoner.
The Decaying Splendor of a Fort Greene Manse It has been slowly crumbling for years. With broken windows, a boarded-up front door at the top of a once-grand stoop, and a trash-strewn yard, the 1860s Italianate across from Fort Greene Park gives up few clues as to whether any tantalizing remnants… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: The History Behind a Crumbling Interior in Fort Greene appeared first on Brownstoner.
In this insanely wild ride of years, it’s cute to think that Halloween—not a deadly virus run amok, a cratering economy, or our entire democracy hanging by a thread—used to be the scariest thing about October. Obviously, things are very different this time around, and while I am excited to preview this month’s truly top-notch cultural events and opportunities happening around town (and streaming to you at home), I also want to urge everyone to set aside some time in the next 34 days to take some action to prevent another Trump term, which would be disastrous for innumerable reasons, …
Clinton Hill Romanesque Revival Carriage House With Garage, Garden Asks $4.6 Million While carriage house living might evoke visions of charming but cramped quarters, this Clinton Hill specimen offers all the curb appeal with unexpected spaciousness. That’s because it’s actually two carriage houses combined into one at 375 Vanderbilt Avenue in… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A History of Bathroom Design, Restoration in Prospect Park appeared first on Brownstoner.
Hidden House With Wide Plank Floors, Secret Garden, Art Studio in Gowanus Asks $2.695 Million With the main dwelling set back at the rear of its lot and a hidden courtyard garden, this single-family home has a quirky character that fits into the raffish charm one finds in Gowanus. On a… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Building Collapse in Williamsburg, Horizontal Fences appeared first on Brownstoner.
11 Brooklyn Creatives Make a Townhouse Their Own Here are the stories of 11 creative Brooklynites and their families who took on the renovation and decoration of an historic Brooklyn townhouse and adapted it to suit their own modern lives. Each property posed its own challenges — including rentals, one that… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Creative Brooklynites and Their Homes appeared first on Brownstoner.
Coney Island Lit Up for the First Night of Macy’s Reimagined 2020 Fireworks The first of several nights of July 4 fireworks lit up the skies of Coney Island Monday, across from the red, white, and blue Steeplechase Parachute Jump. — Crown Heights Tenants Say Prominent Brooklyn Couple Tried to Illegally Evict Them Tenants… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Can a Mini Split System Heat as Well as Cool? appeared first on Brownstoner.
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 29 Units in Williamsburg, Starting at $1,101 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 29 newly constructed units in a seven-story building at 187 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg. — Live Your Dollhouse Dreams in This Petite Cold Spring Cottage, Yours for $499K If you are drawn to… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Affordable Housing in Williamsburg appeared first on Brownstoner.
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 37 Units in Brownsville, Starting at $666 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 37 newly constructed units in an eight-story building at 7 Livonia Avenue in Brownsville. — 6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence People must be dreaming of outdoor projects while they… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Choosing Backyard Plants, Affordable Housing in Brownsville appeared first on Brownstoner.
Brownstone Boys: How to Get Budget Kitchen Cabinets With a High-End Look Kitchens are often the most expensive spaces to renovate. There are a lot of complex parts and pieces that add up quickly. Of those, often the biggest and most expensive is the cabinetry. There are a wide range of… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Getting High-End Kitchen Cabinets on a Budget appeared first on Brownstoner.
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 31 Units in Greenpoint, Starting at $1,288 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 31 newly constructed units in an eight-story building at 12 Eckford Street in Greenpoint. The building, constructed after a number of lots were combined, is known as the 470 Manhattan… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Backyard Design, Affordable Housing in Greenpoint appeared first on Brownstoner.
This is an unusual one, an Arts and Crafts duplex house in the Crown Heights North III Historic District overflowing with exterior charm and original interior details. Located at 1040 Sterling Place, it is one of the early examples of a specific duplex house design known as the Kinko Duplex… Read More >The post Arts and Crafts Kinko House in Crown Heights With Built-ins, Juliet Balcony Asks $1.625 Million appeared first on Brownstoner.
Massive Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 176 Units in Brownsville, Starting at $367 a Month A massive and actually affordable lottery has opened up for 176 units at 672 Powell Street in Brownsville. It is the first phase of long-gestating Ebenezer Plaza, which will, in total, result in four buildings across… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Gage & Tollner Readies for Opening in March appeared first on Brownstoner.
There is something bittersweet about writing a Top 25 albums post at the end of a decade marked by so much change in music, the way its distributed, and the way it’s reviewed. The last thing I wanted to do, was rehash how algorithms have created our own individual musical vacuums for the thousandth time, but then we sat down to put this list together! This was the most challenging list to assemble to date, and I realized upon further reflection that our shared favorites had been diminishing a little more with each passing year…
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 75 Units in East Flatbush, Starting at $1,721 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 75 units in an eight-story building at 310-350 Clarkson Avenue in East Flatbush. — Mayor Commission Wants to Raise Taxes on Brooklyn Brownstones As the city quietly raises townhouse taxes across Brooklyn,… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Broker Fees Nixed on Rentals, Property Tax Proposal appeared first on Brownstoner.
Park Slope Brownstone With Energy-Efficient Features and Three More to See, Starting at $625K Our open house picks from last week all have beautifully crafted details regardless of their age or condition. Two are from the 19th century and two from the 20th; the latter both come with that most coveted… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Roof Gone at Domino, Inexpensive Kitchen Reno Tips appeared first on Brownstoner.
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 20 Units in Brownsville, Starting at $571 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 newly constructed units in an eight-story building at 212 Hegeman Avenue, between Watkins Street and Mother Gaston Boulevard, in Brownsville. — Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Mansion Tops Out in Midwood A huge one-family… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Restoring Woodwork, Affordable Housing in Brownsville appeared first on Brownstoner.
via Two Trees Management Two Trees has a new proposal for the area just north of Domino Park. Like the Domino Sugar complex, the proposal is over-the-top, ambitious, and largely out of scale with the rest of the neighborhood. But now that the quaint, lovable Williamsburg of old is ruined anyway, we say bring it on. From Curbed: Developers Two Trees Management—also behind the Domino megaproject—unveiled a proposal to build two mixed-use towers, up to 650-feet-tall, designed by Bjarke …
A new mural has appeared in the Tasting Room thanks to the hard work of local artist Masaya Nakayama. The latest artist to leave their mark on our western wall, Masaya got his start in Japan where he graduated from Osaka University of Arts before working as a public junior high school art teacher. The mural in progress. In 2012 he moved to the US and set up his base of operations right here in Brooklyn. Since then he’s been a whirlwind of activity, frequently travelling to Japan and overseas to present works at galleries and museums the world over. Masaya is also actively engaged in educational activities such as nursery art design and holding workshops for children and adults. He’s also part of …
Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Two Units in Ocean Hill for $899 a Month An affordable housing lottery has opened for a pair of apartments in a four-story building at 1666 Broadway in Ocean Hill. — It’s Just a Heights One-Bedroom Reader Renovation Diary: We Pull the Trigger Four years and 1,906 open houses… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Affordable Housing in Ocean Hill appeared first on Brownstoner.
Yahoo. The spot is called Redcrest and they open on Tuesday in the back of the Starliner bar. It looks delicious and if it’s good enough for Philly, then it’s good enough for us. Well actually, that’s not true, but we’re excited to give Redcrest a try: A popular Philadelphia fried chicken place called Redcrest will try its luck in Brooklyn starting tomorrow, November 19 — opening in a back patio space behind well-liked Bushwick bar the Starliner. It’s only the second location for Redcrest, whose fried chicken, served in either bone-in or sandwich form, is on Eater …
Miss Gabe Barry covers the map as our Education Manager of Europe, spreading the word of good beer and far and wide. If you’ve been to most of our better parties in the past few years, then you’re already familiar with her infectious energy, deep knowledge, and commitment to beer as a tool for social change. Ahead of her lecture at The Brewers Congress on November 28, we caught up with Miss Gabe for the latest from her global classroom. …
A 21-Story Tower Is Starting to Rise Above a Prominent Corner in Downtown Brooklyn Even by the standards of Downtown Brooklyn, where buildings seem to sprout up like weeds in a garden, the future 21-story building bound by Boerum Place, Red Hook Lane and Fulton Street is moving rather quickly. — Brownstone Boys:… Read More >The post Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brookyn Heights Designer Showhouse Opens appeared first on Brownstoner.