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Brownstoner July 31, 2013 at 10:53 am

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History February 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Finding 1940s Tax Photo?

Hi all,
I’m looking for the old tax photos of our home. As I understand it, the city took photos of every building in the 1930s/1940s and again in the 1980s. I could only find the 1980s one (by searching the street address here: http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet). Any advice on how to find the older one? Perhaps it just hasn’t been put online yet?

History February 8, 2013 at 7:11 pm

What is the purpose of the long metal rod extending out from my fire escape?

The fire escape off the brownstone in Gowanus that I just moved into has a long metal pole extending out from the fire escape on the 2nd floor and another on the 3rd floor. They’re about 5 feet long, anchored to the railing in two spots, and have hooks on the end. I can’t figure out what they’re for, and Googling didn’t help. Does anyone on here know? Thanks! 

History October 8, 2012 at 8:48 am
History November 6, 2011 at 1:25 pm
History October 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Researching the history of a particular Brownstone

We purchased a brownstone a couple of years ago and I would like to know more of it’s history. Has anyone done this? Or could anyone offer advice in how to do so.. I have often heard people say to me, oh, you should go down and research the public records..Sure, that sounds easy enough but, where exactly am I going down to?  Obviously, i would prefer to contact the proper places via email or mail but, if I have to go somewhere then, I guess I have to..
Thanks in advance,.


History August 26, 2011 at 11:17 pm

The worst outcome of the hurrecate will be …

I think it will be broken TimeWarrner wires. They are hanging in the backyard at mersy of squerals. Last time something fall on it we spent two weeks without internet or TV. Now imagine ten thousands broken wires. I expect TimeWarner backlog to strech into the next year.
And you cannot imagine life without internet.

History July 29, 2011 at 9:45 am

Searching for Boerum Hill Article

Over cocktails yesterday evening, a fellow Brooklynite recalled an article in Victoria Magazine about a family who restored a Victorian house in Boerum Hill.  She thought that it may have appeared in the mid-90′s.  Apparently, the house and the restoration were exceptional.
Does anyone know what issue featured this Boerum Hill renovation?

History June 13, 2011 at 2:08 am

What happened to building (now parking lot) Between 171 and 209 Lincoln Pl.

Is there any chance anyone reading this has been in Park Slope long enough to know what became of the building that was between 171 and 209 Lincoln Place? The side of 171 seems to suggest a building was taken down; just curious…

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