For those who love hunting the nooks and crannies of Brooklyn for architectural surprises, a hidden street is always a treat. Brooklyn boasts a number of tiny streets, including Barwell Terrace, located off 97th Street between 3rd and 4th avenues in Bay Ridge.
It’s a brownstone kind of weekend here at Brownstoner, with three of our open house picks fitting that description. The outlier is not far off, with a stone face of another stripe: limestone, to be exact. Two are newly renovated, one looks move-in ready, the fourth is indeterminate. They’re found in Bed Stuy, Cobble Hill and Dyker Heights.
After a year in business, a popular Danish restaurant on Smith Street’s restaurant row in Boerum Hill has shut up shop. The reason? The owners, Claudi and Lone Kofod, could not get a visa.
Here’s a big one — a circa-1854 Carroll Gardens brownstone that measures a whopping 34 feet wide, offering almost 6,000 square feet. At 16 2nd Place, it’s one of five such houses that stand in a row on the block, between Henry and Hicks streets.
Sometimes it can be hard for a creative person to be defined by only one work, but when that one work makes you a household name, who can argue? For James Sarsfield Kennedy, a gifted architect working in the early 20th century, that one work would be the house he designed for Howard and Jessie Jones, at 8200 Narrows Avenue, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
- Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Plans For Jehovah’s Witnesses HQ, Pier 5 Uplands Progress
- Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: DeKalb Market Hall Opens, Astor Family Rhinebeck Estate
- Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Quirky Carroll Gardens Condo, a Chic Clinton Hill Reno