Tag Archives: Carroll Gardens

The Insider: Newlywed’s Nest in Carroll Gardens

TODAY, “THE INSIDER” — my weekly column for the Brooklyn real estate website Brownstoner.com — visits a sweet rental apartment decorated by Lauren Stern, a young interior designer who lives there with her husband of one year, Ori Schwartz. It’s … Continue reading

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Debut of “The Insider” on Brownstoner.com

LAST THURSDAY, the first post in my new series “The Insider,” exploring how we Brooklynites furnish and decorate our homes, went up on┬áthe powerhouse real-estate site, Brownstoner.com. Every Thursday at 11:30AM, I’ll be putting up a new entry, covering the … Continue reading

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Diary of a Suddenly Busy Lady

LATELY, I’VE BEEN RUNNING hither and yon and back again. In the five days since my last post, I put 450 miles on my car — from East Hampton, L.I., to Brooklyn (108 miles), down to Philly and back (150 … Continue reading

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Springtime Fix-ups in Boerum Hill

CHOOSING EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS is even more nerve-wracking than choosing interior paint colors. After all, everyone will see them. And you have to consider context. You don’t (I don’t anyway) want it to clash with the house next door. I’m … 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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