Tag Archives: Atlantic Avenue

127 Winters Ago in Brooklyn

HAPPY NEW YEAR, devoted readers and anyone who may have landed accidentally on my humble six-year-old blog. For my first post of 2015, here’s a small sampling of seasonally appropriate photos from the Brooklyn Historical Society’s online photo database. It’s … Continue reading

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City Mouse Country Mouse

Al fresco dining: one of the chief pleasures of the season. Above, the garden of Brooklyn’s Bedouin Tent restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, with a view of the Belarussian church next door THESE DAYS, I’M BOTH a city mouse and a … Continue reading

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Atlantic Avenue’s Newest: Bright Lyons

Eames rockers, Danish ant chairs at Bright Lyons ATLANTIC AVENUE LIVES. There’s been a flurry of activity recently, including the avenue’s latest store, the month-old Bright Lyons, in a sleek new storefront between Hoyt and Bond. The focus is on … Continue reading

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Covetable Carriage Houses

MY POST THE OTHER DAY about a mews alley in Cobble Hill re-opened my eyes to the 19th century carriage houses that still exist in Brooklyn — not in great abundance, which makes those that remain all the more special. … Continue reading

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Seeking Storage, Finding Brooklyn

THE SITUATION IS DIRE: 11 cartons and 8 plastic bins, holding a lifetime’s worth of family photos, children’s artwork, published and unpublished writing, already pared down to what I consider essentials. Sitting out on the floor of my bedroom in … Continue reading

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The Last Time I Saw Brooklyn

….was on Sunday, when I began my search for a pied-a-terre (I think I’ve already found something, but it’s not a done deal so I’m not going to jinx it by blabbing). It had been many months since I really … Continue reading

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Lamplady Speaks

WHILE I’M NOT as schizy as Toni Collette in that new show, United States of Tara, I also have an alter ego. She’s known as Lamplady, and she is particularly fond of kitschy 1950s lamps. Lamplady even had a space … Continue reading

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