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Funny What a Little Humidity Can Do for the Imagination

When I stepped outside yesterday morning, the air was heavy and warm, like a washcloth recently wrung. I hesitated on my stoop. I was, firmly, in Brooklyn, brownstoned and magnolia’ed, rust-painted steps beneath my feet, and across the street sprawled Lafayette Avenue Presbytarian, that giant ochre pile. 79 more words

Pavement Coffeehouse

Youngness: ★★★★☆                 Wildness: ★★★★☆                 Veganness: ★★★☆☆

Coffee, coffee, coffee. This place has amazing coffee. But more than that, it has an amazing atmosphere. From the street, you have to walk down a flight of stairs to get to the main entrance, like you’re walking into a hidden layout. 336 more words


The View Outside My Home Office

A lot of rooms in our house are still in the transition phase. This includes my future home office space which is directly connected to our bedroom and used to be Axel’s nursery. 245 more words


When Less Is More (Lots More): Brooklyn Brownstones Go Condo, But They Don't Go Cheap

“Ideally located on a timeless and peaceful tree-lined street, this 1930s townhouse mansion offers a distinctive place to call home,” cooed the listing for 117 First Place, in Carroll Gardens, which debuted the first week of January. 1,820 more words

Focus on Fort Greene

IT’S NOT NEWS THAT BROOKLYN’S FORT GREENE NEIGHBORHOOD has some of the most elegant brownstones in the borough. And that Fort Greene Park, designed by Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, like Central and Prospect Parks, is no less a masterwork of 19th century landscape architecture. 244 more words


Reviving Old Masonry Buildings | GreenBuildingAdvisor.com

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“A New York City firm that specializes in materials for high-performance buildings has published an online book that explains how historic masonry buildings can be retrofitted using the products that the company sells. 31 more words

Brownstone Suffern NY

some buildings empty,
people homeless, no shelter —
seems a spiteful waste.