Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Bed Stuy Affordable Housing, a Townhouse Makeover

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    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 55 Units in Bed Stuy, Starting at $1,097 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 55 units in an under-construction 10-story building at 1134 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy.

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    Alex Webb, Williamsburg, 2014

    How to Leave Brooklyn: A Farewell From Two Photographers

    Photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb are leaving Brooklyn. Or at least they are planning on leaving sometime in the future. No firm plans have been set. They came to Park Slope around 20 years ago, after both having formerly lived in Manhattan and, at the time, there were practical reasons for the relocation. “We appreciate a more casual and neighborhood-oriented borough, not to mention a place where several of our friends—photographers, writers, and others involved in the arts—live nearby,” says Alex. It was the first place the couple lived together prior to getting married in 1999.


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    Bed Stuy Brownstone With Creative Renovation, Five Outdoor Areas Asks $3.495 Million

    This Neo-Grec brownstone in Bed Stuy has a high-design renovation with substantial outdoor spaces and contemporary touches that radiate calm hygge intonations. 158 Halsey Street is a circa 1882 row house in the Bedford Historic District with a sharply angled bay, pronounced window surrounds, and incised details.


    Interior Design Ideas Brooklyn Shapeless Studio Bed Stuy

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    The Insider: Modern Minimalist Design Blends Seamlessly Into Victorian Townhouse in Bed Stuy

    Jess Thomas and Hagan Hinshaw spent quite a few weekends house-shopping before they hit upon this three-story late-Victorian row house with plentiful original woodwork. “We wanted historic details, but we weren’t thinking of doing a total renovation,” said Thomas, a Columbia-trained architect who partners with Andrea Fisk in Greenpoint-based Shapeless Studio, a young firm with projects in progress all over New York City.


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    Brooklyn Heights Townhouse With Period Charm, Carriage House, Screening Rooms Asks $18 Million

    On the market in Brooklyn Heights, an early 19th century brick townhouse will perhaps test the advantages of a large and elaborate home in a historic district compared to the latest trophy penthouses. This through-the-block compound at 88 Remsen Street comprises a five-story townhouse, carriage house, garage and four outdoor spaces. It has all the mod cons and then some, including two underground screening rooms, one of which includes an atrium with a skylit shower.

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