10/07/15 4:30pm

Monroe Street Clinton Hill Brooklyn

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Slopers Want to Bring the B71 Bus Back to Life [BK Paper]
Drink-and-Paint Studio Hopes to Foster Arts Scene in Dyker [BK Daily]
A Short Guide to Ordering at Bay Ridge’s Nablus Sweets [Hey Ridge]

[Monroe Street in Bed Stuy | Photo: Brownstoner reader Elizabeth Coughlin]

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10/07/15 3:22pm

Where to Get a Flu Shot in Brooklyn

Autumn means crisp weather, colorful leaves and, unfortunately for many, the flu. Although seasonal flu activity tends to peak at the beginning of the new year — in January and February — the season sometimes begins as early as October and doesn’t always end until May, according to flu.gov.

With so many free flu shots available borough wide, though, there’s no reason Brooklynites can’t enjoy the season influenza-free. (more…)

10/07/15 1:00pm

Stuyvesant Heights Brooklyn -- 406 MacDonough St History

Brooklyn, one building at a time.

As the automobile’s importance grew, sometimes a plot of land was more important as a garage than as dwellings. Here’s such a case from 1916.

Name: Garage
Address: 406-410 MacDonough Street
Cross Streets: Stuyvesant Avenue and Malcolm X Boulevard
Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights
Year Built: 1916
Architectural Style: Early-20th-century garage
Architect: Eric O. Holmgren
Other works by architect: 122-134 Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights North; Evening Start Baptist Church (former LDS Chapel) on Gates Avenue in Bedford Stuyvesant; 189 Ocean Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens; theaters in Williamsburg; Alku Toinen Cooperative Apartments in Sunset Park
Landmarked: Yes, part of Stuyvesant Heights Expansion Historic District (2013)

In 1905, the first automobile show in Brooklyn took place at the 23rd Regiment Armory, at the corner of Bedford and Atlantic avenues. It was the beginning of Brooklyn’s love affair with the automobile. (more…)

10/07/15 11:31am


Sponsored By 465 Pacific.

465 Pacific is a boutique condominium building featuring 30 one to five bedrooms including terrace duplex homes and penthouses.

Created By BlankSlate

Boerum Hill — especially Atlantic Avenue — has changed drastically over the past decade. The historic brownstones and rowhouses are still there, as are the antique stores and the Middle Eastern markets, but they’ve been joined by upscale restaurants, bridal boutiques, and art galleries. Add to that the proximity to institutions like Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and it’s no wonder that demand for housing in Boerum Hill has increased.

The newest change to this upwardly mobile neighborhood is at Atlantic Avenue and Nevins Street, in a lot formerly occupied by the Atlantis Super Wash Center and its oversized, largely unused parking lot.

Architect Morris Adjmi, the man behind Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel, has different plans for the space. Featuring a design meant to complement neighboring rowhouses, 465 Pacific will bring 30 new homes and plenty of retail space to the corner. The residences, ranging from one- to five-bedroom, will include terrace duplex homes and penthouses. The 1,300-square-foot rooftop garden features panoramic city views. (more…)