We’re happy to let you all know that Cate, Brownstoner’s fearless managing editor, had a baby over the weekend and will be on the sidelines for the next month or so. In her stead, Jim Rendon will be in the driver’s seat. Jim’s a freelance journalist who has covered real estate for The New York Times, The Times real estate magazine, Key, and SmartMoney. He’s also written about a broad range of topics including architecture and design for Dwell, Metropolis and other magazines. He’s a long time Brownstoner reader and occasional commenter. He and his wife started renovating their Bed-Stuy brownstone at the end of 2005 and still think that they may actually finish one day. Please join us in congratulating Cate and welcoming Jim to the Brownstoner family.
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Wood framed semi-detached row house Address: 133 Carlton Avenue Cross Streets: Myrtle and Park Avenues Neighborhood: Wallabout Year Built: 1840s Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No, but part of a proposed Wallabout Historic District. The story: In spite of all that’s happened on this block of […]
Bushwick’s Swallow Cafe has just opened a second location at 493 Driggs Avenue between North 9th and North 10th streets in Williamsburg. It opened Saturday and serves coffee, tea, sandwiches and pastries. There’s a short bar that will soon have a few stools under it. The otherwise nondescript storefront has a little hand-painted sign with […]
Yup, another incredible house on Arlington Place is for sale. The Renaissance Revival brownstone at No. 5 was built by George P. Chappell in 1887 and was a Building of the Day in 2012. It’s next door to the Crooklyn house, which sold for $1,700,000 in July. The house at No. 1, previously an SRO and delivered […]
We featured plenty of apartments at the Newswalk building in Park Slope in our day, but this two-bedroom duplex has to be one of the biggest and nicest of them all. The first level is a large, loft-like living area with a kitchen and bathroom; upstairs are two bedrooms and another bathroom along with a […]
This two-bedroom, two-bath pad at 100 Luquer Street — the building that prompted a downzoning in Carroll Gardens — has big windows and that bright new-condo feeling. The 1,079-square-foot apartment comes with a private balcony, central air, master bath with radiant heat and a large storage/laundry room. Designed by Karl Fischer (whether that’s a negative […]