Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Dripping With Detail in Prospect Heights

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    The Insider: Prospect Heights Brownstone Restored, Updated with Italian Modern Kitchen

    A gem of a brownstone, fairly dripping with detail, was “basically a time capsule” with the exception of an “ugly ’70s kitchen,” said Dumbo-based, Milan-trained Deborah Mariotti, who works as an architect in her native Italy and as an interior designer in the U.S.

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    Winners from multiple categories of the 23rd annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Crown Heights Block on Lincoln Place Wins This Year’s Greenest Block in Brooklyn Contest

    A stretch of Lincoln Place between Nostrand and New York Avenues in Crown Heights took first prize in the 25th annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest this year.

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    Barneys on Atlantic Avenue. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Barneys Closure Will ‘Leave Big Shoes to Fill’ on Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill

    Unlike fine dining, luxury retail isn’t doing so hot in brownstone Brooklyn. Barneys on Atlantic Avenue will close, the retailer announced earlier this week, and despite speculation a new owner could bring a change of plans, the store was shuttered Thursday.

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    Photo via The Corcoran Group

    Eye-Catching Park Slope Brownstone and Other Vintage Homes to See, Starting at $1.188 Million

    The changing fashions of a century of Brooklyn living are on display in our picks for open houses.


    The Drool-Worthy House From ‘Stepmom’ Has Hudson River Views and Picturesque Charm

    This waterfront 19th century manse has a bit of something for history lovers and movie buffs alike. The Upper Nyack, N.Y. house was home to a former mayor, is filled with period charm and was found alluring enough to be featured in two movies.

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