Photo to 80 Metropolitan Avenue PHV via Halstead. Video still of Gavin McInnes via Rebel Media
Has Williamsburg lost its luster, or is Gavin McInnes just cashing in? The Vice Media co-founder — who left the company in 2007 citing “creative differences” — has listed his luxe 1,300-square-foot penthouse for $2.499 million, as first noted by Curbed.
That’s more than double what he paid for the pad a mere five years ago. (more…)
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If you don’t have much experience with cork flooring, you might have the wrong idea about what it looks like. No one is suggesting you cover your floor with an Office Max bulletin board. And it certainly won’t resemble your sister-in-law’s DIY wine cork art.
Cork flooring can look like your typical solid wood floor. But is it the right choice for your home? Read on for the surprising pros and cons of cork. (more…)
Our picks this week offer a range in both style and condition. They include a newly revamped Bed Stuy flip, a classic Stuy Heights brownstone, a brick Carroll Gardens three-story that needs some attention and a fully detached Windsor Terrace house that defies easy description.
Starting out in Bed Stuy, we’ve got a four-story flip at 521 Greene Avenue. It’s quite a nice one, renovated top to bottom in a thoroughly modern style, with open-plan living spaces and steel-railed staircases. It offers a two-bedroom triplex (which includes a finished basement) with a three-bedroom duplex above. (more…)
The world north of New York City has been a muse for countless writers, photographers, musicians and artists who draw inspiration from its wild corners and storied past. If you can’t slip away for a weekend retreat, bring the rolling hills, quaint towns and quirky characters of Upstate New York right to your living room with a good book.
We tapped the well-read team at The Golden Notebook, the fabulous Woodstock, N.Y., independent bookstore, for a list of their New York State must-reads. (more…)
Alhambra Apartments on Nostrand Avenue. Photo by Suzanne Spellen
There’s nothing like a Gilded Age apartment to set the heart racing — or to inspire a swap for one’s first born, as the movie Rosemary’s Baby so famously depicted. That particularly coveted real estate showstopper was located in Manhattan’s Dakota building, home to stars from John Lennon to Lauren Bacall.
But Brooklyn has its grand apartment buildings too. These immense elaborate structures attracted admiration like no others — and they still do today. (more…)
“The Kouwenhoven Farmhouse, the house that my great grandparents occupied from about 1900 until 1925 when the land was sold to developers and Kings Highway was expanded. The figures on the porch were farm hands.”
An old Dutch farm that once stood in Flatlands is gone but not forgotten. A Brownstoner reader sent in never-before-published family photos and stories of life on the farm circa 1900, when his great-grandfather lived there. (more…)