Brownstoner Reader Survey 2015 Results

Earlier this month Brownstoner asked you to tell us about yourselves and your lives in Brooklyn.

You also gave us some great feedback about how we’re doing — what you want to see more of (renovations, interiors and small businesses, among many other topics) and less of (bye bye, Brownstoner Pets…) — and we’ll continue to keep all of that in mind as we grow our editorial content.

We also heard your excellent feedback about our listings and Forum functionality, and it’s made us even more excited to share some important news: We’re gearing up to relaunch Brownstoner with a host of new features and upgrades that speak directly to what you want to see. (more…)

Most of the research for the brownstoner bible “Bricks and Brownstone” was conducted through site visits — surprisingly, most of it in Brooklyn, according to Patrick Ciccone, a preservationist and collaborator on the most recent edition of the book, who moderated a panel on the life and legacy of its author, Charles Lockwood, Tuesday at the Salmagundi Club in Manhattan. However, not all the research took place in Brooklyn: Lockwood and his photographer were out in the Village one day in 1970 shooting for Lockwood’s thesis, which eventually became the first edition of the book, when the Weather Underground bomb accidentally exploded just down the block at 18 West 11th Street. Somehow Lockwood got the credit for the famous photo that ran in the next day’s New York Times, said Ciccone. (more…)