Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Looking at Unique Bay Ridge Homes, Danish Eatery Closes

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    The Charming “Old English” Hidden Terrace of Bay Ridge

    For those who love hunting the nooks and crannies of Brooklyn for architectural surprises, a hidden street is always a treat. Brooklyn boasts a number of tiny streets, including Barwell Terrace, located off 97th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues in Bay Ridge.

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    Three Brownstones and a Limestone to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.488 Million

    It’s a brownstone kind of weekend here at Brownstoner, with three of our open house picks fitting that description. The outlier is not far off, with a stone face of another stripe: limestone, to be exact. Two are newly renovated, one looks move-in ready, the fourth is indeterminate. They’re found in Bed Stuy, Cobble Hill and Dyker Heights.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Danish Restaurant Bornholm in Boerum Hill Trumped by Visa Problems?

    After a year in business, a popular Danish restaurant on Smith Street’s restaurant row in Boerum Hill has shut up shop. The reason? The owners, Claudi and Lone Kofod, could not get a visa.

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    Extra-Wide Carroll Gardens Brownstone With Four Kitchens, Front Garden Asks $5.1 Million

    Here’s a big one — a circa-1854 Carroll Gardens brownstone that measures a whopping 34 feet wide, offering almost 6,000 square feet. At 16 2nd Place, it’s one of five such houses that stand in a row on the block, between Henry and Hicks streets.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Photo by Susan De Vries

    The Story Behind Bay Ridge’s Famous Gingerbread House and How It Came to Be

    Sometimes it can be hard for a creative person to be defined by only one work, but when that one work makes you a household name, who can argue? For James Sarsfield Kennedy, a gifted architect working in the early 20th century, that one work would be the house he designed for Howard and Jessie Jones, at 8200 Narrows Avenue, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.

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