Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A New Reno Diary, Amy’s Bread Arrives in Brooklyn

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    A Downtown Brooklyn Brownstone Turned Rathskeller

    In 1887, this odd numbered side of Jay Street between Willoughby and Fulton streets had a row of six brownstone row houses on it. They took up all the lots on the block except for the corner lots on Willoughby and Fulton.

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    Carroll Gardens Brownstone Ready for Modern Living With Architect-Led Overhaul Asks $5 Million

    Here’s a three-story brownstone in Carroll Gardens that has been given a thoughtful modern makeover by architect Stephanie Kim of STK-D Design, including new mahogany floor-to-ceiling windows in the back of the parlor floor and tons of additional built-in-storage.

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    Brownstone Boys Renovation Diary: The Close

    It’s been our dream for years to buy and renovate a Brooklyn brownstone. The tree-lined streets with charming 19th century architecture. The rows of stoops ready for a coffee in the morning or a glass of wine in the afternoon.

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    History Is Electric at This Greek Revival Wood Frame in Newburgh

    If you are looking for a house with a smattering of quirky history across the centuries, this early 19th century house offers everything from Thomas Edison as a house guest to murals by a contemporary artist.

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    Amy’s Bread Opens Newest Location in Brooklyn Heights

    The first Brooklyn location for pastry purveyor Amy’s Bread opened this week in Brooklyn Heights.


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