The 5th Annual Art of Brooklyn Film Festival is decidedly inclusive. The independent festival, which showcases Brooklyn-born, Brooklyn-based, and Brooklyn-centric films and filmakers represents every Brooklyn neighborhood and community.
It’s international, and presented by nonprofit organization The Art of Brooklyn. (more…)
We found a rendering on the fence that shows a low-slung store will replace an empty lot at 61 and 63 North 6th Street, on a busy commercial strip not far from the water in Williamsburg. The building could be interesting architecturally, depending on what materials are used. (more…)
Coming next month: Brooklyn’s juried design fair highlighting designers, architects, builders, consumers and other creatives in the borough. Bklyn Designs will showcase furniture, lighting and home accessories designed or made locally.
Now in its 12th year, the event will feature talks and panels on such subjects as residential design trends, emerging architects and preservation. By Brooklyn, CASA Kids, History + Industry and Reclaimed Home are some of the local makers and retailers who will participate. (more…)
This Bed Stuy duplex apartment offers plenty of indoor space and has a backyard large enough for outdoor dining and recreation. Its three bedrooms and 1.5 bathrooms make it suitable for a family; all bedrooms accommodate queen-size beds plus sitting area furniture.
The first level features parquet floors in the living and dining rooms, and there is a big kitchen in the back with an island. There are also plenty of old details such as paneling, molding, a pier mirror and old doors.
Click through for more photos after the jump. The ask is $4,500 a month. Do you think that’s reasonable, considering the location fairly far east?
Wood and brick Federal-style homes were among the first to be built in Brooklyn Heights, beginning in the 1820s. The oldest houses in the Heights still standing today were built in this decade.
The longest standing Brooklyn Heights houses reside on Willow, Hicks and Middagh streets. One of these is 84 Willow Street, which was listed in the first city directory of 1822, indicating that it is at least that old. A house at 68 Hicks Street was also listed in the 1822 directory.
In 1824, three more houses were built that are still standing today. These are 43 Willow Street, 30 Middagh Street and 24 Middagh Street. Conveniently, a plaque on 30 Middagh Street’s façade displays its year of construction. (more…)
NYC Housing Connect is now accepting affordable housing applications for the new building finishing up at 490 Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill. As you may recall, this is where the Associated Supermarket used to be, between Hall and Emerson.
Affordable units make up 20 percent of the seven-story, 93-unit building. The 19 affordable units start at $816 a month for a studio. (more…)
Arts in Bushwick’s “Making History” pays homage to local artists by featuring exactly 400 of them in a special exhibition at Storefront Ten Eyck. The show will survey the Bushwick arts scene by including diverse artists with studios in Bushwick, who have had studios in Bushwick over the past 10 years, or who have recently participated in Bushwick gallery shows.
The exhibition, which runs from April 19 through May 10, will culminate with a benefit event. Ticket sale proceeds will go towards publishing a book celebrating Arts in Bushwick and commemorating the tenth anniversary of its Bushwick Open Studios.
You can see the full list of artists here. Tickets to the May 10 benefit are $200 and include one piece of work from a local artist. For more information or to buy tickets, go here.
This three-bedroom duplex in Bed Stuy retains an original feel with decorative marble mantels and original moldings. Modern kitchen appliances and a high end stacked washer/dryer complement the apartment’s original character. There is also an updated bathroom.
It occupies the top two floors of a brownstone and is close to Stuy Heights shops. Do you think it’s a good deal, for $3,300 a month?