Tag Archives: Boerum Hill

These Walls Talk: Story of an 1830s Brooklyn House

I AM BACK in Brooklyn for the winter and turning my attention to another of my vintage properties, one that hasn’t had much love in recent years: a four-story brick in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, located conveniently but noisily between two … Continue reading

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The Itinerant Urban Gardener

IT BEGAN when my daughter moved into a Prospect Heights brownstone with a struggling pine tree in a barrel¬† out front. Each time I visited, I eyed the dead branches, wishing I could take a pruner to the thing and … Continue reading

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Barclays Ain’t Bad

LEAVE BROOKLYN FOR A LITTLE WHILE, you come back and find new things happening left and right. Reacquainting myself with my neighborhood after some months spent mostly out on the East End of Long Island, I’m aware of a definite … Continue reading

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The Insider: All the Details in Boerum Hill

MY COLUMN TODAY on Brownstoner features a duplex apartment I know very well: it’s the 1872 home of a friend, chock full of those coveted brownstone “details.” Go here to ogle her pier mirror, Eastlake-style mantelpiece, plaster molding, and more.


The Insider: New-Construction Townhouse in Boerum Hill

THAT’S SOME SUPER-MODERN townhouse among the brownstones, above, but to my surprise, the often snarky commenters on Brownstoner seem to like it.¬†Most of them anyway. I was afraid the architects, Ben and Christine Hansen, might be raked over the coals. … Continue reading

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