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The Insider: Brand New in Red Hook

TODAY, THE INSIDER (my weekly column for Brownstoner.com) features a pair of newly built townhouses near the Brooklyn waterfront. Designed by CWB Architects, one is a 3,800 square foot home for the property owner’s family (with the lighted garage door, … Continue reading

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The Insider: Radical Reno in Red Hook

THIS WEEK, “The Insider,” my Thursday interiors column for Brownstoner.com, visits out-of-the-way Red Hook, where a surprisingly open, bright, and modern interior hides behind a nondescript, vinyl-clad facade. Architectural designer Elizabeth Roberts transformed the space, a formerly unfinished, unheated basement, … Continue reading

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Hooked on Red Hook

SPENT TIME IN RED HOOK, BROOKLYN, this weekend, and forgot to take pictures of the Statue of Liberty. Instead… …this beached boat reinvented as a planter… …new mural art cropping up everywhere… …families picnicking at Valentino Park… …development development development… … 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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Upstate Farmhouses, Acreage, 650K+

IF EVER THERE WAS A ‘BACK ROAD,’ it’s Starbarrack Road in Red Hook, N.Y., a little-traveled, winding two-laner with nothing on it but old houses and barns. In northern Dutchess County, heart of the Hudson Valley, Starbarrack Road is a … Continue reading

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Me-Haul

IT’S RAINING AND I’M GLAD. Rain is just what you want when you’ve been planting perennials. It “settles” them, helps their roots make close contact with the soil. Yesterday I returned from Upstate New York with a Honda Fit-ful of … Continue reading

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Undiscovered Milan: Oldies, Acreage from 519K

COMING TO YOU TONIGHT FROM MILAN, not to be confused with the Italian fashion capital. This Milan is pronounced MY-lan, and it’s in northern Dutchess County, N.Y. In the 19th century, there was a crossroads around here called Milanville, with … Continue reading

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