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The Outsider: Gardening on Concrete in Williamsburg

FRONT YARDS, BACKYARDS, ROOFTOPS, DECKS…whatever outdoor space a Brooklyn homeowner or renter can stake out…all are fair game for my new weekly column for the Brooklyn real-estate website Brownstoner.com. The Outsider debuts today, Sunday, April 22, and will run every … Continue reading

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The Insider: Speedy Reno in Williamsburg

TODAY, THE INSIDER, my weekly interiors/renovation column on Brownstoner.com, spotlights a relatively low-budget project, though I dare not use that term for fear of stirring up those (like myself, actually) who consider a quarter million dollars far from low-budget. “Low-budget” … Continue reading

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Literary Brooklyn

I’M LIFTING THIS ARTICLE WHOLESALE from Channel 13’s email newsletter, MetroFocus. It expands on Evan Hughes’ well-received new book, Literary Brooklyn, by showing pictures of Henry Miller’s childhood home in Williamsburg and the Clinton Hill house where Walt Whitman wrote … Continue reading

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Hotel for Hipsters

TOURISTS WHO WANT TO SEE THE REAL NEW YORK need look no further than the new Hotel Le Jolie in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. While a good portion of the hotel’s 54 rooms have spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline to the … Continue reading

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GARDEN VOYEUR: Williamsburg Rooftop

This post is adapted from an article I wrote that appears in the current issue of Garden Design magazine. These are my own scouting shots, taken a year ago this month. THE VIEW FROM THIS 4,000 SQUARE FOOT ROOFTOP TERRACE … Continue reading

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