Tag Archives: Gowanus

Gateway to Gowanus

WHO WAS IT THAT SAID if you live long enough, you see everything? If you’ve lived in Brooklyn long enough (which I have — 35 years), you’ve seen the bleak no-person’s-land around the grievously polluted Gowanus Canal become a coveted … Continue reading

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New Year’s in New York

AS THE OLD YEAR CAME TO A CLOSE, I said goodbye to my beloved East Hampton cottage — at least for a year, perhaps forever. Yet as I drove away on December 15, leaving it to my new renters — … Continue reading

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City Mouse Country Mouse

Al fresco dining: one of the chief pleasures of the season. Above, the garden of Brooklyn’s Bedouin Tent restaurant on Atlantic Avenue, with a view of the Belarussian church next door THESE DAYS, I’M BOTH a city mouse and 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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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IS DIRE: 11 cartons and 8 plastic bins, holding a lifetime’s worth of family photos, children’s artwork, published and unpublished writing, already pared down to what I consider essentials.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

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Cottage Furniture in a Brooklyn Souk

IN MY QUEST for a storage solution for the boxes of files and photos presently stacked in the bedroom of my new Brooklyn apartment, I found FIND, a sprawling home-furnishings warehouse hiding in plain sight across from the Lowe’s parking … Continue reading

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Concrete Survivor in Gowanus

THE CORNERSTONE of the future, much-anticipated Whole Foods in Gowanus will be this odd remnant of New York City’s industrial past. The Coignet Stone Company Building, one of the nation’s first concrete structures, has always been a puzzlement, standing by … Continue reading

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