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Researching a Cobble Hill Alley

Verandah Place in the 1930s A COUPLE OF HOURS SPENT IN THE STACKS of the Brooklyn Historical Society’s library goes a long way toward understanding what Brooklyn was really like in the days when our brownstone neighborhoods were first carved … Continue reading

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Mews-ing in Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Park, Brooklyn WHAT IS IT ABOUT A MEWS that I (and others) find so irresistible? Nineteenth century brick carriage houses are neither as elegant nor as large as your classic high-stoop brownstones, but in neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights … Continue reading

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