This Sunday our own Montrose Morris and regular commenter Amzi Hill, aka Morgan Munsey, are hosting a tour through the Stuyvesant Heights Expansion District. The Landmarks Preservation Commission just designated the expansion this spring, enlarging the original district created in 1971. They’ll tour through both districts, covering residential, civic and sacred architecture as well as cultural highlights. The tour is hosted by the Municipal Arts Society; tickets are $20, or $15 for MAS members.
Photo via Historic Districts Council
In a five-part series, The New York Times followed an 11-year-old girl living with six siblings and her parents in a homeless shelter in Fort Greene. The story contrasts the appalling conditions at the shelter — it has made headlines for years for having no heat and other problems — with the changes in the […]
We saw this limestone on the house tour a few years back when it was under construction by the contractor who has owned it since 2002. Now it’s on the market for $3,000,000, which would certainly set a record for a townhouse in Bed Stuy, as BK to the Fullest was the first to point […]
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Apple is “looking closely” at Two Trees’ BAM South site and a converted brick factory building on Bedford between North 3rd and North 4th for its first Brooklyn location, The Real Deal reported. Rumors have been flying about Apple’s first Brooklyn store since 2008, but so far none have come to pass, including a location […]