Tag Archives: Clinton Hill

Spare Us the ‘Fancy Houses’

PROSPECT HEIGHTS in Brooklyn was designated a New York City Historic District  in 2009. Now any external changes to a house’s appearance are subject to the guidelines and regulations of the city’s  Landmarks Preservation Commission. No longer will it be … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, OLD-HOUSE MAKEOVERS, RENOVATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Covetable Carriage Houses

MY POST THE OTHER DAY about a mews alley in Cobble Hill re-opened my eyes to the 19th century carriage houses that still exist in Brooklyn — not in great abundance, which makes those that remain all the more special. … Continue reading

Posted in ARCHITECTURE, BROOKLYN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

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IS DIRE: 11 cartons and 8 plastic bins, holding a lifetime’s worth of family photos, children’s artwork, published and unpublished writing, already pared down to what I consider essentials.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

Posted in ANTIQUES & COLLECTING, BROOKLYN, BROWNSTONE DECORATING, INTERIOR DESIGN | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in BROOKLYN, PROPERTIES FOR SALE, REAL ESTATE/INVESTING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Classic Clinton Hill Brownstone Under 1M

I COULD TOTALLY WORK THIS BUILDING. If I could scare up 200K for a down payment, that is. First off, I think the ask is very reasonable (it’s newly reduced to 995K from 1.15M). The building is utterly classic, a … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN, PROPERTIES FOR SALE, REAL ESTATE/INVESTING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments