Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Restoring Woodwork, Affordable Housing in Brownsville

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    Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 20 Units in Brownsville, Starting at $571 a Month

    An affordable housing lottery has opened for 20 newly constructed units in an eight-story building at 212 Hegeman Avenue, between Watkins Street and Mother Gaston Boulevard, in Brownsville.


    Photo by Craig Hubert

    Robert A.M. Stern-Designed Mansion Tops Out in Midwood

    A huge one-family house designed by a famous architect is currently rising on a prominent corner in Midwood.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Woodwork Restoration Secrets Revealed: How to Get That Nineteenth Century Glow

    Perhaps you live in an historic house with perfectly intact, never-painted wood. You can just leave it be, or gently clean it with a rag dipped into water with a squirt of Ivory liquid soap.

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    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    Brooklyn Heights Co-op in 1914 Neo-Colonial With Views, Updated Kitchen Asks $1.25 Million

    A co-op in a prewar apartment house in Brooklyn Heights has a balance of period style and tastefully renovated features such as the updated kitchen. The attractive and well-proportioned place is located at 38 Livingston Street on what appears to be on the top floor of the six-story elevator building.


    Outside Community Board 1’s office Monday night. Photo by Craig Hubert

    Williamsburg Residents Shut Out of Meeting for Bjarke Ingels-Designed Waterfront Development

    Around 50 residents gathered outside Community Board 1’s office in Williamsburg Monday night. They had arrived hoping to attend a presentation about a proposed waterfront development—complete with a public beach, massive rental towers, affordable housing and a starchitect designer—on a property in Williamsburg formerly owned by Con Ed.

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