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In 2005 the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission published a handy guide to NYC rowhouse styles, including Anglo-Italianate, Beaux-Arts, Federal, Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival, Greek Revival, Neo-Grec, Italianate, Queen Anne, Renaissance Revival, Romanesque Revival, and Second Empire. Today, the guide is every bit as relevant as it was in 2005. You can read the complete Rowhouse Style Guide PDF here. Excerpts follow below.

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The Brownstone Guide, published by the New York Landmarks Conservancy Technical Services Center, is an eight page PDF that is more a consumer’s brownstone maintenance and restoration handbook than a technical manual. Rather than a source of step-by-step instructions for repair materials and techniques, the Guide is designed to help owners of historic properties understand the character of sandstone and the basic causes of its decay.

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The Brownstoner Forum has hundreds of posts by hundreds of people about finding, refinishing and maintaining interior and exterior brownstone doors. Whether you are dreaming, planning, researching, building, shopping, restoring, maintaining or just curious about brownstone doors, the Brownstoner Forum can provide you with the information you are looking for.

If you are a door expert, or a home owner with experience, share with the community by visiting the Forum and contributing.

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The Brownstoner Forum has hundreds of posts by hundreds of people about wood, stone, steel, backyard and roof decks. Whether you are dreaming, planning, researching, building, shopping, restoring, maintaining or just curious about decks, the Brownstoner Forum can provide you with the information you are looking for.

If you are a deck expert, or a home owner with experience, share with the community by visiting the Forum and contributing.

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Only two of last week’s Top 10 Listings returned to the roster this week. The new upstarts are just dripping with details — there’s a Park Slope home with a grand marble fireplace, a restored Cobble Hill condo, a Clinton Hill Queen Anne with a “wondrous” exterior, and a lovely shingle house in Beverly Square West that comes with a sweet (non-original) recording studio.

Which would you choose?

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Joseph Lee Sweeney is a name few Brooklynites will recognize, and yet he left us with a remarkable legacy. A Park Slope resident, successful architect and gifted photographer, Sweeney scoured Brooklyn on foot, documenting hundreds of the borough’s gorgeous doorways. In 2004, he picked 30 of his favorite photographs to create an iconic poster called “The Doors of Brooklyn.”

Today marks the first anniversary of Sweeney’s death. In honor of his contribution to the community, we’re launching a tribute to Sweeney’s project by inviting you to share your portraits of Brooklyn’s majestic doors.

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Did you know that Brooklyn is the biggest hub for photography in the U.S.?

If you’re contributing to this trend and want your Brooklyn photos featured on Brownstoner, send your shots to laura [at] brownstoner [dot] com either as email attachments or via a link to a shared folder (e.g. Dropbox or Google Drive).

Please include your name and a link to your website if you have one, and they may be featured in one of our daily Blogwrap posts. Photos should be horizontal (no squares) and at least 1000 pixels wide.

Photo by Shinya Suzuki via Flickr