Bushwick City Farm recently got some attention as a chicken haven in Brooklyn, but the organization does a whole lot more than that: BCF has two mini-farms that offer free vegetables, clothing, and educational programs in Bushwick, and now the owners are eying a third site. BCF has cleared out a previously dangerous corner of empty land at Stockton Street and Lewis Avenue and hopes to grow fruits and vegetables there. (The organization is run by volunteers; materials they use are recovered from the garbage or donated; and everything that the farm provides is free.) A Kickstarter campaign is going on now to raise money for topsoil, supplies, and fruit trees. The goal is $5,000 by September 25th. They’re pretty close! Read more about the farm here and watch the Kickstarter video here.
Roosting in Bushwick [Brownstoner]
This new listing in the Clinton Hill Co-ops is either a big one-bedroom or a small two-bedroom, depending on how you’d use the dining nook. Despite being on the second floor, the apartment seems bright and the kitchen has been modernized (though not exactly lavishly). The maintenance is $837 and the asking price is $399,000. […]
You don’t see many unconverted lofts on the market in Brooklyn these days, but this 2,500-square-foot two-bedroom pad in Clinton Hill seems like the real deal. Although it’s currently configured as a two-bedroom, renters could probably build out an extra bedroom or two to offset the cost. There are some very high tin ceilings and large, […]
For years, we’ve been dying to go to the house tour in Newburgh, N.Y., called the Candlelight Tour, and this year we finally did. We’d heard of Newburgh because we read the blog Door Sixteen, but we didn’t know anything about it. One day we were tagging along with a friend who had business in […]
In 1859, a commission was formed by the New York State Legislature, charged with finding locations for parks in the rapidly expanding city of Brooklyn. James S. T. Stranahan, a wealthy Brooklyn businessman, was president of this Brooklyn Board of Park Commissioners. Washington Park, in Fort Greene, was the city’s first park, but the city […]