Tag Archives: Brooklyn Navy Yard

Rockaway Bungalow Reno: Before & During

What M.’s bungalow looked like when she bought it in January of this year. The green X’s alert firefighters that the house is unoccupied. …and how it looked last week, with a ‘rough coat’ of stucco. THIS WORK-IN-PROGRESS, an early … Continue reading

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Admiral’s Row Outrage: The Latest

Photo: Gothamist SNOWSTORMS HAVEN’T BEEN KIND to Admiral’s Row, a group of early 19th century naval officers’ residences adjacent to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The once-distinguished strip of brick Greek Revival-style houses has been allowed to deteriorate shockingly. The buildings … 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IS DIRE: 11 cartons and 8 plastic bins, holding a lifetime’s worth of family photos, children’s artwork, published and unpublished writing, already pared down to what I consider essentials.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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A Crying Shame

I USED TO DRIVE by the Brooklyn Navy Yard and look through the iron gates at the abandoned Civil War-era row houses with mansard roofs, watching them fall into disrepair and wondering why no one was doing anything about it. … Continue reading

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