Back in November, a developer’s plan to replace a freestanding house at 100 Lenox Road in Flatbush with a block of modern apartments was suddenly halted, and they were looking to sell. On one side of the house, at 94 Lenox Road, is another freestanding house of the same era, in the same family for decades, according to public records.
This 16-foot-wide wood frame house was cramped and sagging, with sad vinyl siding, when it first came to the attention of South Slope-based Ben Herzog Architect (BHA). The 14-person firm, founded in 2009, expanded in 2014 to include a full-service interior design department.
No longer exactly a well-kept secret, Hudson, N.Y., nestled in the Hudson River Valley and benefiting from a train station, has a reputation as a bustling, artsy town with fabulous architecture. It’s packed with 19th century domestic buildings, so it’s easy to stumble across amazing examples of Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate and Second Empire (in various states of repair).
Here’s a condo with uncommon grandeur and a distinctive address. It occupies the parlor and garden floors of an 1882 Neo Grec mansion on Clinton Hill’s Mansion Row, at 313 Clinton Avenue, written up here as a Building of the Day. The house is notable for reasons beyond its architectural splendor: for over two decades it’s been the site of Halloween 313, a beloved neighborhood extravaganza.
The roar of Brooklyn students could be heard echoing in Downtown Brooklyn this morning as middle and high school students began gathering to participate in the National School Walkout. Intended as a 17-minute protest across the country to commemorate the 17 students killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., last month and demand gun control measures, the Brooklyn protest was still going strong after more than an hour.
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