Here’s a note from Jane Greengold, the Cobble Hill-based artist who has been covering her fence with pumpkins every Halloween for the past ten years. “For more than ten years I have been impaling 100 individually carved pumpkins on a spiked iron fence in Cobble Hill for Halloween, and then leaving the pumpkins to rot into gruesome, gnarly shapes. This year, we are inviting others to join in, adding to the number. There are 274 spikes on the fence, so there is lots of room for participation.” They are looking for pumpkins around five inches in diameter, taller than they are round, and soft enough to carve. Cut a 3/4-inch square hole in the bottom of the pumpkin, and carve a face. Remove the insides of the pumpkin through the face. Then bring your carved pumpkin to the corner of Kane and Strong between 3 pm and 7 pm on October 31st. The pumpkin will be impaled for you! See pictures of previous pumpkin projects here.
A tipster sent along these photos of Tripp & Cooper Cafe in Fort Greene, which the city closed Tuesday for operating without a permit. The cafe and coffee shop at 80 Dekalb Avenue, across the street from the Long Island University campus, opened in the fall of 2012. It served crepes, coffee, sandwiches and pastries. […]
Park Slope 526 3rd Street Broker: Brown Harris Stevens Price: $3,995,000 Sunday 12:00 – 1:30 GMAP Greenpoint 78 1/2 Norman Avenue Broker: Corcoran Price: $2,495,000 Sunday 1:00 – 2:30 GMAP Clinton Hill 308 Waverly Avenue Broker: Elliman Price: $2,250,000 Sunday 1:00 – 3:00 GMAP Bed Stuy 165 Lewis Avenue Broker: Corcoran Price: $840,000 Saturday 2:00 […]
Comment: Three out of four sold! Open House Picks 10/11/2013 [Brownstoner]
Have we yet extolled the virtues of Coxsackie? Pretty sure we have, but we’re going to do it again, because it’s spring and you need an excuse to visit a new place. Coxsackie in Greene County, 30 minutes south of Albany, 10 minutes north of Catskill, and two hours and 35 minutes north of Brooklyn. […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. Since wooden houses are in the Brownstoner news lately, today’s Past and Present shows some that are no more. They were lovely little frame houses on Bainbridge Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard (formerly Reid Avenue) and Sumner Avenue. These houses were from this eastern part of Bedford’s early […]