Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: BAM Park Opens by Mistake, Then Closes Again

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    Domino Park Opens on the Williamsburg Waterfront (Photos)

    Domino Park officially opened Sunday — the fanfare included acrobatics, music and performances — and was flooded with children all weekend. Sunday’s overcast and drizzly skies didn’t deter them from jumping into the fountain or climbing the Domino Sugar Refinery-themed playground equipment.

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    Charming Bay Windowed Park Slope Single-Family With Six Mantels, in Need of Work Asks $1.8 Million

    At 263 11th Street, on a historic Park Slope block unfortunately not protected by any historic designation, this single-family brick home is lovely but in need of some love. The compact three-story house has a number of original details and has had the same owner since 1984, but it’s in estate condition and needs work — possibly in the $500,000 range.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Fort Greene’s BAM Park Suddenly Opens After Years of Being Overgrown and Locked

    Dangerously unstable and locked for more than a decade, BAM Park in Fort Greene has suddenly reopened. Whether the crumbling underlying structure that made the park dangerous to walk in — the park sits on top of the Fulton Street G train stop — has been fixed is unclear.

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    Photo of Spike Lee by via David ShankboneWikimedia Commons, photo of park by Susan De Vries

    BAM Park Accidentally Opens to the Public Following Spike Lee Film Shoot

    As quickly as it opened, BAM Park has closed once again. But what does Spike Lee have to do with it? Turns out the opening was a mistake.


    Standout Clinton Hill Victorian and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $800K

    This week we have four quaint 19th century townhouses scattered from Gowanus to Bed Stuy, including one standout Clinton Hill home with a striking facade. Two of the homes require work, and two are recently renovated.

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