The Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project and the Historic Wallabout Association will release the Wallabout Homeowner’s Preservation Manual at a community reception and informational meeting at Building 92 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 7 pm to 9 pm tonight. The 90-page manual, focusing on wood-frame and masonry homes found in the Wallabout Historic District, will cover basic maintenance, large-scale restorations, tax credits and financing programs in a landmarked district, improving a building’s energy efficiency, and more. Representatives from the State Historic Preservation Office and the New York Landmarks Conservancy will be at the meeting to answer questions about living in a historic district. For anyone living in Wallabout, the manual is free. For those who live outside the district, the manual can be purchased with a $10 donation. If you are interested in the manual or in attending tonight’s meeting, get in touch with MARP at email@example.com or 718-230-1689.
There is probably no more all-consuming home design trend in the last 35 years than the “great room,” a giant open plan room that combines family room and dining room with kitchen. This has resulted most recently in Brooklyn in flippers who rip all the walls out of 19th century houses and the building of […]
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Preservationists Elizabeth Finkelstein and Chelcey Berryhill will teach a class next week on how to research the history of any wood frame, stone or brick townhouse or apartment building in Brooklyn. Making use of digitized, online resources as well as other repositories in Brooklyn and Manhattan, “Research Your Historic Brooklyn House” will cover how to research the […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 207A-209 18th Street Cross Streets: 4th and 5th Avenues Neighborhood: Greenwood Heights Year Built: Before 1888 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but these blocks should be The story: In 1844, the city of Brooklyn voted to extend open up 18th Street from 9th […]