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Brooklyn Ironwork Etched in Snow

THE IRONWORK OF BROWNSTONE BROOKLYN is extraordinary in any season, but snow makes chunky cast-iron newel posts and scroll-like gates and railings stand out all the more graphically. Before the snow melts completely, I thought I’d share a few images … Continue reading

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Gingerbread for Sale

There are a couple of astounding gingerbread houses on the market right now. Not the edible kind — the Victorian kind. In the mid-19th century, when gingerbread trim on houses first became popular, carpenters would laboriously cut out custom patterns. … Continue reading

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The Ironmonger Under the El

You must have wondered – as I did – What is all that antique iron doing in the Lowe’s parking lot?  For a while, it was a hopeless jumble, but Roy Vaccaro, whose family has been in the scrap iron … Continue reading

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