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The Insider: Gloss and Glamour in Park Slope

My recently re-inaugurated column for Brownstoner.com, the behemoth Brooklyn real-estate website, looks at how up-and-coming designer Tamara Eaton freshens up an exceptional Victorian brownstone, on the purchase of which the new homeowners had already blown their budget, with little more … Continue reading

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Focus on Fort Greene

IT’S NOT NEWS THAT BROOKLYN’S FORT GREENE NEIGHBORHOOD has some of the most elegant brownstones in the borough. And that Fort Greene Park, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, like Central and Prospect Parks, is no less a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn the Beautiful

WITH DAFFODIL FOLIAGE PUSHING UP in the front yards of brownstone Brooklyn, the winter of my content is coming to an end. I’ve enjoyed this uninterrupted two-month spell of  life in my ever-amazing home borough, where you see things like … Continue reading

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And Then There’s Manhattan…

CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, I do sometimes go across the river to the little island with the big buildings. And I usually come back with a sigh of relief to the low-rise precincts of Brownstone Brooklyn. However, a recent stroll … Continue reading

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The Insider: Built-ins for Brownstones

TODAY, ‘THE INSIDER,’ my weekly column on Brownstoner.com, features three projects by the Brooklyn-based design team Nastasi Vail, who’ve made a specialty of attractive, well-designed, reasonably priced built-ins particularly suited to the proportions and storage requirements of 19th century row … Continue reading

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Jersey City Jaunt

SO MUCH FOR PRECONCEIVED — or rather, outdated — notions. I hadn’t been to Jersey City in probably ten years, so when I went there yesterday (a distance of 7 whole miles from my home in Brooklyn) to visit a … 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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