Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Emily Blunt and John Krasinski in Brooklyn Heights

Photo of The Standish by Susan De Vries, photo of Emily Blunt and John Krsinski by John Deering Davis via Wikimedia Commons


    Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Buy Entire Floor at The Standish in Brooklyn Heights for $11 Million

    Two more actors have joined Matt Damon in Brooklyn Heights. In fact, they are moving to the same building.


    The building under construction in August 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

    Wegmans Will Open in Brooklyn Navy Yard This Fall, Start Hiring 500 Next Month

    The highly anticipated Wegmans will open in the Brooklyn Navy Yard this fall. The beloved upstate grocer has a manager for the store, has opened a hiring office there, and will make job offers and start training in February, Fox 5 NY reported.

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    Garlanded Co-op With Library, Stained Glass in Park Slope Limestone Asks $1.145 Million

    This third-floor co-op has a few clean, well-lighted places for books. An office nook filled with built-in bookshelves takes advantage of the front living room alcove, and the unit has a well-appointed library between the bedroom and kitchen, which also serves as the passage from the bedroom to the bath.

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    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade under construction, 1949. Photo from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle via Brooklyn Collection, Brooklyn Public Library

    The Story of Brooklyn’s Grand Stage, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

    It is almost impossible to watch a television show or movie set in Brooklyn without encountering a scene set on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade. Whether it features heartbroken characters leaning on the railing with Manhattan as their backdrop or chase scenes along its length, the promenade is the perfect setting.

    The classic floret vintage-style tile will be highlighted in the guest bathroom. Photo via Brownstone Boys

    Brownstone Boys: Battle of Old Vs. New in the Bathrooms

    One of the only things that we are actually adding to the house is a guest bathroom upstairs. So our challenge is to make something that will be brand new fit with the house and our style.

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