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.
Today’s rental is yet another three-bedroom, two-bath upper duplex, but this one’s in Bed Stuy. This spacious apartment has some lovely details, like parquet floors, decorative fireplaces and wainscoting. The kitchen and living room looks quite large, as does the master bedroom with two closets and a mirrored wooden mantel. The kitchen looks standard for […]
James Cleary Architecture recently completed a gut renovation of a four-story townhouse in Park Slope. The clients were primarily interested in creating a comfortable home for themselves and their two children. They didn’t want to make “any design moves that were too aggressive,” said Cleary. Existing original detail was retained and, when necessary — as […]
The long white parking garage on St Johns between Franklin and Classon in Crown Heights will come down soon for an eight-story Karl-Fischer designed residential development, according to a plan exam filed last week. Developer Rabsky Group filed plans December 13 for a 172-unit project at 564 St. Johns Place, which was first reported by […]
With the opening of Whole Foods this week, the condition and fate of the Coignet building has been in the news a lot. To many, it’s just another wreck of an old building that should be torn down. But for preservationists, and architectural historians, this “wreck” is an important building. It stands there, forlorn and […]
Lighstone has demolished the first of two old brick warehouses on Bond Street between 1st and 2nd streets in Gowanus, to make way for their 700-unit rental development, Pardon Me For Asking reported. Demolition work began earlier this week but hit a snag on Tuesday. The demolition crew broke a water main and flooded the […]