Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Navigating Brooklyn Heights in the 1930s

The guest bathroom will be classic with a vintage touch


    Brownstone Boys: Tiles, Counters, and Hardwood…Oh My!

    In the past five months a lot of demo and building has been going on, but the next few weeks are going to show the biggest transformation so far. Work is finally happening for the tiling, hardwood flooring, and plaster.

    Park Slope Co-op With Two Bedrooms, Built-ins and Trim in Neo-Classical Walk-up Asks $949K

    A two-bedroom, one-bath co-op is for sale in an eight-unit circa 1900 Neo-Georgian walkup in the Park Slope Historic District. The apartment is on the second floor at 509 2nd Street and features plenty of woodwork, window and door trim and built-ins with egg and dart molding, fluting and classical motifs.

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    Photo by Russ Ross, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    Elegant Crown Heights Limestone With Palladian Windows, New Kitchen Asks $1.995 Million

    This striking turn-of-the-last-century townhouse built by one of Brooklyn’s “lady developers” has an unusual graphic facade and a sparkling new kitchen and other updates that highlight its original features.

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    Former Nursing Home in Bed Stuy Is Being Razed for Controversial New Development

    Space is being cleared for a large new development—almost an entire block long—in Bed Stuy.

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    Map produced by the Garden Place Association and designed by Elmer Carson in 1933 and printed in “Brooklyn Heights: Yesterday Today Tomorrow.” Image via collection of Susan De Vries

    Finding Your Way Around 1930s Brooklyn Heights

    Faced with helping party guests navigate from Manhattan to a Brooklyn Heights abode, what was a 1930s hostess to do?

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