Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Choosing a Kitchen Layout, Budget-Friendly in Bay Ridge

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    Historic Townhouses With Original Details and Improved Kitchens to See, Starting at $1.7 Million

    Here’s a gander at four townhouses abounding in historic decorative detail, mostly updated a few years ago but ostensibly in good condition.

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    Almost ready to decorate our new open kitchen!

    Brownstone Boys: Closed Kitchen Comeback or, Is an Open Kitchen Right for You?

    An open kitchen was on the top of our wish list, but there are a growing number of people who are looking for a more traditional closed kitchen.

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    Midwood Street in Lefferts Manor in 1924. Photo via New York Public Library

    Welcome, Neighbor! Covenants and Deed Restrictions in Brooklyn

    One neighborhood in Brooklyn has an unusual restrictive covenant that has helped it remain economically stable, racially integrated, and fiercely committed to maintaining its special flavor and history.


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    The Insider: Emerging Designer Tackles a Young Family’s First Home in Bay Ridge

    A new designer in town energetically sourced items both kid-friendly and budget-friendly for a young family’s starter home in Bay Ridge.

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    Would You Rent This Bay Ridge Floor-Through With Parquet, Updated Kitchen, Dishwasher for $2,200?

    Here’s one of those spacious apartments that would be a good fit for a small family or, at least in theory, shareable — depending on how much privacy, light and space the roommates are willing to sacrifice.

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