Tag Archives: Greek Revival

Mid-19th c. Greenport Cottage 430K

HERE’S A NEW YEAR’S GOODIE. Yep, with the turn of the calendar, it’s time to start thinking about…summer houses! The listing says this sweet and unpretentious 3BR, 2 bath¬† (bigger than it looks at from the outside) dates from 1847, … Continue reading

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Bay Avenue, Greenport

A FIELD GUIDE to 19th century American architecture, all on one block in one town. Not even that long a block either: Bay Avenue in Greenport, on the North Fork of Long Island. There’s everything from a c.1820 Greek Revival … Continue reading

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Jersey City Jaunt

SO MUCH FOR PRECONCEIVED — or rather, outdated — notions. I hadn’t been to Jersey City in probably ten years, so when I went there yesterday (a distance of 7 whole miles from my home in Brooklyn) to visit a … Continue reading

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The Insider: ‘No Compromises’ Reno in Brooklyn Heights

THIS WEEK’S INSTALLMENT of The Insider, my weekly column on Brownstoner.com, is a no-holds-barred (and no expense spared) renovation of an 1840s Greek Revival brownstone in Brooklyn Heights. Both architect and designer are Brooklyn-based. The house was basically taken down … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW Garden Guide: New York City

NEW YORK in 2011 is truly a great garden city. World-class, I’d venture to say. Yet, as Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry¬†point out in the newly revised edition of Garden Guide: New York City (W.W. Norton, $22.95), as recently as … Continue reading

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