Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Frida Kahlo at Brooklyn Museum, Gothic in Bronxville


    Romanesque Revival in Park Slope and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $850K

    You may be thinking at this moment, I vow to never go outside again. But we are assured that by Sunday, these open houses will present every opportunity to luxuriate in the open air again.

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    Sprawling Colonial Revival With Porch, Two-Car Garage in Prospect Park South Asks $2.868 Million

    This single-family Colonial Revival house is a little bit — or a lot — of the suburbs stuck right in Prospect Park South, with its siding, two-car garage, lawn, front porch and basketball net in the driveway. 1221 Albemarle Road has no fewer than eight bedrooms — we can’t even imagine what you need eight bedrooms for in a single-family house in Brooklyn, but that’s none of our business.

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

    As we enter the second month of the new year, our look back at four of our featured listings from six months ago centers on homes in Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park, Park Slope and Fort Greene. How did they fare?

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    Nickolas Muray, Frida in New York, 1946; © Nickolas Muray Photo Archives. Photo via Brooklyn Museum.

    New Exhibition Dedicated to the Work of Mexican Artist Frida Kahlo Opens at the Brooklyn Museum

    “Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving,” the largest U.S. exhibition in a decade devoted to the influential Mexican painter, will show paintings, drawings, photographs and films, along with clothing and other personal possessions — including hand-painted corsets and prosthetics — that were discovered in 2004.

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    A Gothic Crow’s Nest With Some Gilded Age Glamour in Bronxville

    Here’s a Bronxville manse that comes complete with a historic nickname and a past that begins well before the town’s late 19th century boom. The house on the market at 50 Crows Nest Road has pre Civil War origins and has been known for most of its existence as Crow’s Nest.

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