Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A New Research Resource from Brooklyn Public Library

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    Get Ready to Get Lost in Time: Brooklyn Library Digitizes Thousands of Historic Newspaper Articles

    In a move sure to get history-loving hearts racing, Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library is making more than 40 borough-specific newspapers available for online hunting.

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    Photo by DDReps, courtesy of The Corcoran Group

    Landmarked Brooklyn Heights Carriage House With Lofty Living Room, Indoor Parking Asks $6.5 Million

    We know not which gent originally rode his buggy into this late 19th century carriage house or exactly when it was built, but its magnificent arched entrance and windows recall features of Romanesque Revival architecture, and old maps show a stable at the property by 1880.


    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    When the groundhog tests the weather in early February, it’s time to start thinking about the rotting fence you never got around to replacing. Fencing comes in a wide variety of styles and materials, not to mention price ranges, from premade fence panels on the low end to custom Ipe horizontal fencing on the high end.


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    Garden Two-Bedroom in Park Slope With Terrace, Working Fireplace, Closets Galore Asks $1.2 Million

    Though relatively modest in size, this two-bedroom garden-level co-op is centrally located in Park Slope and lacks for nothing in its interior planning. At about 900 square feet plus a terrace, it might do the trick for a well-off couple or small family.

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    Photo by Allyson Lubow via The Corcoran Group

    Rent This Rare 19th Century Workers’ House in Cobble Hill With Modern Kitchen for $5,500

    It is always hard for us to resist the attractions of these wee Warren Place mews houses. A stretch of red brick Gothic Revival workers’ houses commissioned by philanthropist Alfred Tredway White in 1878, they are tucked away along a pedestrian-only alley and shared courtyard garden in the Cobble Hill Historic District.

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