Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Roof Gone at Domino, Inexpensive Kitchen Reno Tips


    Park Slope Brownstone With Energy-Efficient Features and Three More to See, Starting at $625K

    Our open house picks from last week all have beautifully crafted details regardless of their age or condition. Two are from the 19th century and two from the 20th; the latter both come with that most coveted of Brooklyn features — a garage. They range in price from $625,000 for a standalone home in East Flatbush to $3.999 million for a Renaissance Revival brownstone in Park Slope.

    Rendering by Woods Bagot

    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 91 Units in Midwood, Starting at $2,346 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for a whopping 91 units in an eight-story building at 1277 East 14th Street in Midwood.


    We assembled our pendants ourselves and saved hundreds of dollars. Photo by David Sauerhoff

    Brownstone Boys: Top 5 Hacks for an Inexpensive Kitchen Renovation

    Our budget was maxed out just on the construction expense for our renovation so we had to get creative when buying finishes. We managed to put together the look that we wanted on a much lower budget than anyone said we needed. The kitchen was an area where were able to save a lot so we thought we would share our top five inexpensive kitchen reno hacks.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Sky Shows Through Landmarked Domino Sugar Refinery on the Williamsburg Waterfront

    The sky can now be glimpsed through the windows of the historic Domino Sugar Refinery. A recent stroll through Domino Park showed that all but the lowest floors are open to the elements.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    An Inventive Architect Designs a Bank With Industrial Grit in Williamsburg

    Although many of Brooklyn’s historic bank buildings are quite large and very often quite impressive, that’s not always the case. A successful bank building was one that inspired confidence in the institution and was the bank’s most visible advertisement. Who’s going to trust their money with a bank that physically doesn’t inspire trust, and looks like it will collapse into insolvency?

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