Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Photographer Documents Brooklyn Stoop Life


    This Picturesque Italianate Villa, on the Market for $625K, Was Home to Two Newburgh Architects

    His name may not be as well known as the other architectural greats who worked in Newburgh, N.Y., but Thornton M. Niven designed a number of buildings that are part of the 19th century architectural story of the city.

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    Brick Row House in Bay Ridge With Built-ins, Coffered Ceiling, Landscaping Asks $1.25 Million

    There’s room to spread out in this early 20th century brick row house, which also has curb appeal and some period details remaining on the interior. It’s located just behind the Bay Ridge Parkway-Doctors’ Row Historic District at 453 76th Street.

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    Photo by Dimhou

    From the Forum: Should a Homeowner Let a Neighbor Fence Off Part of Their Shared Driveway?

    A neighbor wants to fence off a section of their shared driveway and a homeowner isn’t sure if this is something that they should, or can, permit.

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    ‘A family gathers for the 7 p.m. applause, Brooklyn, April 30, 2020.’ Photo by Francesca Magnani

    Italian Expat Photographer Documents Brooklynites on Their Stoops During Pandemic

    The photographs of people on the street Francesca Magnani takes every day document how New Yorkers have been coping with the virus. Originally from Padua, Italy, the writer and photographer has been living in Brooklyn for more than 15 years, and her work has been featured in a solo show at Photoville and many publications, including Brownstoner.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    After 21 Years, Iconic Brooklyn Boutique Bird Closes Park Slope Store But Others Will Keep Going

    Clothing boutique Bird has permanently closed its Park Slope store, its first, after 21 years in the neighborhood. Its other locations, in Fort Greene, Cobble Hill and Williamsburg, will reopen, according to a sign posted on the window.

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