Brooklyn Nets Barclays Center Tickets

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Consider this our early Valentine’s Day gift to you and your loved one, because nothing says “I love you” (or “I love Brooklyn”) quite like getting four free tickets to watch the Nets go up against the Memphis Grizzlies on February 10 at Barclays Center.

To enter, simply sign up for our raffle, below. The winner will have to pick up tickets on Friday at our HQ in Dumbo. (more…)

Holiday Tradition Brooklyn

Pull up a chair and settle down with a mug of hot cocoa and a candy cane, the better to peruse our holiday-themed reading today.

Even if you’re far away from Brooklyn, you can still take a virtual trip through the borough and its seasonal delights — holly-bedecked brownstones, Santas on the street, and the dazzling display of lights in Dyker Heights — via our morning holiday photo post. (more…)

Brownstoner notifications

It used to be that most of Brownstoner’s readers visited Brownstoner.com directly and basically read it like a newspaper.

Today, many people still do that — thank you! — but many also arrive via Facebook or Twitter, and increasingly, of course, people are reading the site on their phones.

With the limited real estate on the smartphone, though, most people aren’t looking for a newspaper-like reading experience anymore. Instead, they’re getting content pushed to their phone — via email, text messages, Facebook notifications, etc. — and interacting with it in more bite-sized installments. (more…)

Brooklyn Poster for Sale

We did it, Brooklyn! We released our version of Joseph Lee Sweeney’s “The Doors of Brooklyn” poster, and just in time for the holidays. To place an order click HERE.

This exclusive, limited-edition giclée print is the perfect gift for Brooklyn enthusiasts, burgeoning and established architects, and residents. Feeling lucky? Enter our raffle for a chance to win a free poster! (more…)

A very colorful Prospect Park. Photo by Edrei Rodriguez

A very colorful Prospect Park. Photo by Edrei Rodriguez

In honor of the holiday, Brownstoner will be publishing special stories today and Friday.

First up is a guide to beautiful walks to take in Brooklyn to work off your Thanksgiving dinner. Later in the morning, our columnist Suzanne Spellen (aka Montrose Morris) will be taking a look at the history of Thanksgiving celebrations in Brooklyn. (more…)

Brooklyn Brownstoner montrose Morris Suzanne Spellen Book

Over the past seven years, I’ve written more than a thousand Buildings of the Day and hundreds of Walkabouts and Past and Present columns — all under the screen name Montrose Morris. In the process, I’ve learned a great deal about Brooklyn and its magnificent architecture and history.

I’ve been passionate about chronicling stories about the fascinating people, places and events that have slipped through the cracks of time. It’s important to know the past as we rush headlong into the future.

I’ve long dreamt of writing a book about these passions. And now I will be doing just that. It will be Brownstoner’s first in-print publication, to be released around holiday time of 2016. (more…)

Brooklyn Gardening: Fall Photos

Brooklyn gardens are in their final flowering. How is your garden looking?

As the air gets crisper but before the leaves start falling in earnest, we’d love to share your scenes of autumnal Brooklyn plantings. Send us your garden photos while you have the chance and we will publish them.

Email photos to laura [at] brownstoner.com along with your neighborhood info and any details of interest to Brooklyn gardeners. Or simply tag @Brownstoner in a twitter or Instagram post and we’ll embed your picture.

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Brownstoner reader survey 2015

It’s been a few years since we last asked you to fill out a reader survey (five, to be exact) so here we are again, on bended knee, hoping that you’ll take a couple of minutes to give us some anonymous feedback and data. All of the information is submitted anonymously and is definitely interesting to see, which you will, because we’ll share it with you after the survey’s done next week. Here’s the link.

Photo by Barbara Eldredge