Tag Archives: Brooklyn Heights

The Insider: ‘No Compromises’ Reno in Brooklyn Heights

THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT of The Insider, my weekly column on Brownstoner.com, is a no-holds-barred (and no expense spared) renovation of an 1840s Greek Revival brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. Both architect and designer are Brooklyn-based. The house was basically taken down … Continue reading

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The Insider: Shipshape Kitchen in Brooklyn Heights

THE LATEST IN MY WEEKLY INTERIORS SERIES for Brownstoner.com is this warmly appealing, functional kitchen by North Fork, L.I.-based designer Kate Altman. Not long ago, it was an “impossibly bad” ’70s galley kitchen. Now it has floor-to-ceiling storage and two … Continue reading

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Literary Brooklyn

I’M LIFTING THIS ARTICLE WHOLESALE from Channel 13’s email newsletter, MetroFocus. It expands on Evan Hughes’ well-received new book, Literary Brooklyn, by showing pictures of Henry Miller’s childhood home in Williamsburg and the Clinton Hill house where Walt Whitman wrote … Continue reading

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High Deco in Brooklyn Heights

UPDATE: I’ve been called out — and rightly so — by a Massachusetts reader for making light of the “anti-climactic” “non-hurricane” in yesterday’s post below. I think we in NYC were so relieved when skyscrapers didn’t topple in heavy winds … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Snapshots

Prospect Heights looking lush Cherry blossoms and brickwork, Prospect Heights High style on Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Heights Rope wrapped tree, Fourth Avenue, Boerum Hill A cornice too pretty for a boiler company, Fourth Avenue, Gowanus Window box show, Columbia Heights, … Continue reading

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