Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Heating and Cooling a Brownstone, Small Space Living

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    Massive Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for 176 Units in Brownsville, Starting at $367 a Month

    A massive and actually affordable lottery has opened up for 176 units at 672 Powell Street in Brownsville. It is the first phase of long-gestating Ebenezer Plaza, which will, in total, result in four buildings across two large lots.


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    Brownstone Boys: Heating and Cooling Options to Consider When Renovating

    We grew up in Las Vegas and New Orleans (Happy Mardi Gras!). Although we’ve both been in Brooklyn for decades now, we were raised with very different types of heating and cooling systems from what is typical here — ones that usually focus more on cooling a space rather than heating it.

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    An 1850s Country Cottage Transformed by Brooklyn’s Workstead, Yours for $549K

    This cozy rural cottage has both 19th century bones and contemporary Brooklyn design bona fides on offer.

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    Park Slope Brownstones With All the Mod Cons Plus Two More to See, Starting at $1.2 Million

    Our picks are mostly well-restored homes with details and updates in Park Slope and Bay Ridge, plus a promising fixer-upper close to Prospect Park in Crown Heights.

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    7 Tips for Small Space Living in Brooklyn and Beyond

    A small space can be a plus in many ways, spurring creativity, quality and living lightly — and it’s certainly easier to clean. The key is to use the space you have smartly and adapt it to your needs, whether you are one person or many.

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