Tag Archives: BROOKLYN

Cottage Furniture in a Brooklyn Souk

IN MY QUEST for a storage solution for the boxes of files and photos presently stacked in the bedroom of my new Brooklyn apartment, I found FIND, a sprawling home-furnishings warehouse hiding in plain sight across from the Lowe’s parking … Continue reading

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Raking Leaves is a A Fool’s Errand

THAT PHRASE POPPED INTO MY HEAD TODAY as I raked leaves. It’s an impossible task, because every night’s breezes bring a fresh layer. Yesterday I observed my next-door neighbor raking, raking, raking, making huge piles for the town pick-up. Today, … Continue reading

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Down Memory Lane

THIS OLD-HOUSE FIXATION OF MINE is nothing new. I came to Manhattan at 17 to attend NYU and lasted one year in a dorm. Since then, I’ve never lived in a modern building, only 19th century relics — a series … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Brownstone Bargains

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I got a fascinating flyer in the mail from the Corcoran Group. The center spread showed a collection of brownstone facades representing 3- and 4-family building sales in Brooklyn for the second quarter of 2010 (presumably … Continue reading

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Prospect Heights 1BR $2100/mo.

NOTE: This is NOT my new pied-a-terre, and the apartment is no longer available. This post is for voyeuristic and informational purposes only. MY COUCH-SURFING DAYS WILL SOON BE OVER. I’m on the verge of signing a lease for a … Continue reading

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