A Kensington reader passed on a note left by a nosy neighbor/concerned citizen (which is it, do you think?). It reads: “As I pass through my neighborhood, I find it necessary to remind my neighbors of their responsibility to keep our home values high by not only taking care of the inside of their homes but also of their front areas. I have taken the liberty of grading each home and front areas. This letter is just a reminder and not intended to injure or insult anyone. I am sure we all want to maintain our property at the highest of standards and therby [sic] insuring that our property values remain high. This is a preliminary rating another [sic] will follow at a later date.” Luckily, there are many A’s. Our flummoxed reader writes, “I’m all for working to make our block look as beautiful as it can be, but really this is creepy! Don’t you think? Have you heard from others who have received similar letters?” We haven’t. Have you?
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Come out to Brooklyn Bridge Park this weekend to enjoy spring temperatures and classical music played on a floating barge off Fulton Ferry slip. Violinist Mara Milkis and pianist Francine Kay will play tunes from Telemann, Prokofiev, Schubert and Schumann Friday evening at 7 pm. Tickets are $35, $30 for seniors and $15 for students, and can […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Park Place Station, Franklin Avenue Shuttle Address: 605 Park Place Cross Streets: Franklin and Classon Avenues Neighborhood: Crown Heights North Year Built: Original station-1900, rebuilt 1906. This station-1999 Architectural Style: Vaguely Mission style Architect: Unknown MTA architects; railings and gates by Isha Shabaka Landmarked: No The story: The history […]
Signage has gone up in the windows of 602 Vanderbilt Avenue, where restaurant 606 R&D is preparing to expand with takeout and groceries. The spinoff, to be called R&D Foods, will have a counter with seating, according to the website. Offerings will include prepared foods, vegetables, sandwiches, deli items, breads, pastry, donuts, and coffee. There will […]
The first thing you notice about the red brick and brownstone Queen Anne at 196 Hancock is the exceptional exterior. Designed by architect Gilbert Alphonse Schellenger, the house was built in the early 1880s, according to Save Bedford Stuyvesant. Inside there are plenty of original details, including parquet floors, elaborate fretwork screens, mantels, a pier mirror, shutters […]