Tag Archives: Fort Greene

Wood Among the Brownstones

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, yesterday’s New York Times had an article in the Real Estate section about rare wood-frame houses in New York City. Living in one of these often-freestanding relics can feel very much like living in the … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

OLD TOWNHOUSES usually come with big ‘buts,’ points out Ingrid Abramovitch in the intro to her new book, Restoring a House in the City: A Comprehensive Owner’s Guide to Renovating Town Houses, Brownstones and Row Houses With Great Style (Artisan). … Continue reading

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GUESS WHERE?

WHO CAN GUESS where these very old houses are? City, neighborhood, intersection? I’m not sayin’. At the end of this weekend, everything will be illuminated. ANSWER: Accolades to Julie, who is the closest. These are the last two buildings on … Continue reading

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Radical Reno in Fort Greene

THIS IS the big BKLYN DESIGNS weekend, spread over three venues in DUMBO, when Brooklyn shows the world it’s an epicenter of furniture-making talent. In seven years, the show has grown from 30 to over 70 exhibitors, drawing on the … Continue reading

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The Filet of the Neighborhood

Part four of the apartment-hunt quartet and then we’ll give it a rest. Sunday morning I saw a historic goodie of a flat in Fort Greene, on a block I was always curious about: the glorious Washington Park, northernmost rim … Continue reading

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