Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Brookyn Heights Designer Showhouse Opens

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    A 21-Story Tower Is Starting to Rise Above a Prominent Corner in Downtown Brooklyn

    Even by the standards of Downtown Brooklyn, where buildings seem to sprout up like weeds in a garden, the future 21-story building bound by Boerum Place, Red Hook Lane and Fulton Street is moving rather quickly.

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    The deck is almost finished and you can barely even see the condensing unit

    Brownstone Boys: Central Air Conditioning Vs. Ductless Mini Split

    We’re having some warm autumn weather. It’s been so nice we even sneaked away to go to the beach last weekend. With the late summer we’re having, since we moved upstairs we also have needed AC. Our place didn’t have an air conditioning system when we moved in, so it’s something we added to the project early on.

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    Designer Showhouse Brings Color, Bold Design to Historic Brooklyn Heights House (Photos)

    A walk through the second Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse takes you on a journey through a wide range of design styles — from traditional to eclectic to transitional to contemporary. Bold colors, furnishings and artwork pop against the backdrop of the classic woodwork and architecture of the Federal-style wood-frame.

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    The Insider: Lofted Row House Co-op in Brooklyn Heights Gains an Overall Refresh

    In a wide row house near the Promenade that had been converted to co-ops some years back, an architectural historian with a teenage son purchased a two-bedroom unit made up of the building’s parlor floor plus the rear half of the floor above.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Hungry Ghost Coffee Opening New Locations in Park Slope and Williamsburg

    Hungry Ghost, the chain of coffee shops quickly becoming ubiquitous in Brooklyn, is opening new shops in Park Slope and Williamsburg.

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