Tag Archives: Crown Heights

Scenes from a Flea

THE PERIPATETIC BROOKLYN FLEA has a new winter home. It opened last weekend for the seasonĀ at 1000 Dean Street in Crown Heights. The market was jam-packed yesterday afternoon — in fact, my friend and I couldn’t deal with the level … Continue reading

Posted in ANTIQUES & COLLECTING, BROOKLYN, BROWNSTONE DECORATING | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Brooklyn Resource: Reclaimed Home

A TRIP TO THE NEW CROWN HEIGHTS STORE, Reclaimed Home, could just save you a longer trip upstate. The architectural salvage and secondhand furniture on offer here are reminiscent of what you might find while foraging at the Stormville flea … Continue reading

Posted in ANTIQUES & COLLECTING, BROOKLYN | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Hello Crown Heights

Park Place stop on the ‘S’ train. Who knew? BROOKLYN IS VAST — a mighty city in its own right until 1898, when it was consolidated into New York City and forever after out-dazzled by its skinny neighbor across the … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Brooklyn Bar Crawl

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS are made for places like the Sycamore Bar and Flowershop in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, a section of detached Victorians that comes as a welcome relief from the relentless trendiness of the closer-in-to-Manhattan neighborhoods. The Sycamore is kind of … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN, TRAVEL | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Must-Go List: Weeksville and Onderdonk

THIS WEEK’S E-MAIL NEWSLETTER FROM Brooklyn Based reminded me that there are still some nearby historic houses in my “I keep meaning to get there” category. I’ve seen the Lefferts homestead in Prospect Park (not its original location), the 1652 … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN, HISTORIC PRESERVATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Walkabout with Montrose on Brownstoner

I WANT TO TURN YOU ALL ON to a new weekly feature on Brownstoner, the powerhouse Brooklyn real-estate website without which I would have about one-fifth of my readership. “Walkabout with Montrose” is the work of a Crown Heights resident, … Continue reading

Posted in BROOKLYN, HISTORIC PRESERVATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment