Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: BQE Plans Get a Hearing at a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall


    A Redone Brownstone With Original Details and Three Other Houses to See, Starting at $1.5 Million

    This weeks’s open house picks are all 19th century row houses, ranging from a brick townhouse in Carroll Gardens with mostly mid-20th century updates asking $3.499 million to a Romanesque Revival brownstone in Bed Stuy with ornate terra cotta panels on the facade looking for $1.5 million.


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    Brooklyn Inn. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Drink to the Ghost of Brooklyn Past at One of the Borough’s Oldest Bars, the Brooklyn Inn

    The Brooklyn Inn is one of Brooklyn’s oldest bars. Opened in 1885, it stands at the corner of Bergen and Hoyt streets in Boerum Hill. It’s got a ton of history, exhaustively detailed in the book Hoyt and Bergen Streets by Joel Shifflet.

    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.

    Brooklyn Real Estate Six Months Later: Two Sold, One Still Available, One off the Market

    This week, a look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago focuses on homes in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Park Slope, Bed Stuy and Clinton Hill. How did they fare?


    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade in 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Innovative New Proposal by Bjarke Ingels Group Excites Residents at BQE Town Hall

    At the opening of Wednesday night’s town hall meeting regarding the planned reconstruction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, Hilary Jager of the organization A Better Way NYC laid out the community’s main objectives.

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