James Deaver is not a professional designer; he’s an attorney. But that didn’t stop him from hands-on planning a major renovation of his beautifully intact circa 1870s brownstone, then confidently decorating with antiques and vintage modern pieces acquired over time. As such, the place feels very personal, and every picture and object has a story to tell.
The most popular listings on Brownstoner include a row house in Bay Ridge, a brick house in Windsor Terrace and the famed Coignet Building in Gowanus.
While Labor Day now marks the end of the summer and the onslaught of the busy fall season, New Yorkers have been celebrating the American worker on this day since 1882.
Beautifully restored in 2016 after decades of decay, Gowanus’ landmarked Coignet Building is back on the market and asking $6.5 million. Built as the headquarters and showcase for the New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company in 1873, it was one of the earliest cast concrete stone structures in the United States.
Hot Bird, a former late night-staple in Clinton Hill, has been razed. The bar, once known for its large outdoor area and banning of children, was taken down along with the entire side of the block on Atlantic Avenue between Clinton and Vanderbilt Avenues, which included a car wash and auto-repair garage
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