Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Saving a Historic House, Celebrating Michael Jackson


    Fort Greene Brownstone With Atrium and Three More to See This Weekend, Starting at $1.69 Million

    This weekend’s open house picks are all brownstones, despite one particularly deceptive facade. Inside, they range from a current SRO with center stair to one with a uniquely renovated atrium. Located in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy and Crown Heights, they all have original details and appear to be in move-in condition.

    378 6th avenue

    One-Bedroom Condo in Park Slope Corner Brownstone With Bay Windows Asks $579K

    Here’s a one-bedroom condo in Park Slope that’s compact and appealing, with multiple exposures and some original details. It’s located at 378 6th Avenue, on the top floor of a late 19th century brownstone and corner property that’s three blocks from Prospect Park.

    228 adelphi

    Fort Greene Two-Bedroom in Former Church With 18-Foot Arched Window Asks $8,250 a Month

    Here’s a unique two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with a striking 18-foot arched window and modern updates. Located at 228 Adelphi Street in the Fort Greene Historic District, it’s in a prime location 2.5 blocks from Fort Greene Park.

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    The fedora Jackson wore during the Victory Tour. Image via the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Celebrate the King of Pop at Spike Lee’s Annual Michael Jackson Block Party

    Mark the birth of the pop music king in Brooklyn style, with a Bed Stuy block party. Spike Lee, the director of classic Brooklyn films “Do the Right Thing” and “Crooklyn,” not to mention borough brand entrepreneur, is hosting his eighth annual Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson block

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    From Ruin to Restoration: Saving the Picturesque Legacy of Hudson’s Dr. Oliver Bronson House

    Twenty-one years ago, its once grand porches were piled with garbage, plywood closed up the gracefully proportioned windows and the once welcoming veranda was stripped of its ornament. But for those passionate about preservation, architecture and local history it was clear that underneath the dismal dressing was a 19th century Hudson Valley architectural legacy worth saving.

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