GUESS WHERE?

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WHO CAN GUESS where these very old houses are? City, neighborhood, intersection?

I’m not sayin’. At the end of this weekend, everything will be illuminated.

ANSWER: Accolades to Julie, who is the closest. These are the last two buildings on Vanderbilt Avenue at the corner of Park Ave, just east of the BQE. That’s a fascinating, eclectic block (Vanderbilt between Park and Myrtle, on the boundary between Fort Greene and Clinton Hill), with numerous architectural styles in evidence, and a few real gems. I almost bought a house on that block in March 2000 – fifth or sixth in from the corner of Park. It was equally old and unimproved, but larger, and was on the market for 330K. The timing wasn’t great for me and there was waist-high standing water in the cellar, which was extremely daunting. But what an investment that would have been! Add it my long list of Real Estate Regrets.

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I blog for fun here at casaCARA, and write about architecture, interiors, gardens and travel for many national magazines and websites. My recently published posts and articles can be found here: https://casacara.wordpress.com/recent-articles/
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6 Responses to GUESS WHERE?

  1. Astor C. says:

    One of those tiny blocks in Bed-Sty that empty into Atlantic Ave? Then that would be the LIRR overpass in the bg…

  2. Julie says:

    The BQE overhead, on the outskirts of Fort Green? Close to the Navy yard?

  3. jenny says:

    washington ave and atlantic?

  4. Adrienne says:

    Ft. Greene…………..I dream about renovating one of those homes!

  5. cara says:

    OK – everyone realizes it’s Brooklyn! Thanks, folks, for your participation. Accolades to Julie, who is the closest. These are the last two buildings on Vanderbilt Avenue at the corner of Park Ave, just east of the BQE. That’s a fascinating, eclectic block (Vanderbilt between Park and Myrtle), with numerous architectural styles in evidence, and a few real gems. I almost bought a house on that block back in March 2000 – fifth or sixth in from the corner of Park Ave. It was equally old and unimproved, but larger, and was on the market for 330K. The timing wasn’t great for me and there was several feet of water in the cellar, which was daunting. But what an investment that would have been! Add it my long list of Real Estate Regrets.

  6. Adrienne says:

    Real Estate Regrets!!!……..That could be a whole other blog!

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