Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A New Park for Williamsburg, an Unfortunate Renovation

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    New Low in Townhouse Design?

    A Brownstoner reader sent in this photo of a renovated wood-frame townhouse close to the corner of Bedford Avenue in Bed Stuy with the comment “a new low in townhouse design.”

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    The Insider: Historic Hoboken Firehouse Transforms Into Light-Hearted Bachelor Pad

    Hoboken’s Engine House No. 5, built in the closing years of the 19th century and now a four-unit residential building, took on several feet of water during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Subsequently, the two ground floor apartments were thoroughly renovated.

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    Photo by Craig Hubert

    Two Trees Plans Waterfront Park, May Seek Rezoning for Housing on Williamsburg Con Ed Site

    What do Williamsburg residents want in a new waterfront park and development? Peace and quiet.


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    Bed Stuy Brownstone With Modern Interior, Fine Woodwork, Swanky Baths Asks $2.5 Million

    This late Victorian brownstone in Bed Stuy has been revamped from top to bottom but still features some incredible woodwork and mantels. Set up as a duplex below two 1.5-bedroom apartments, 595 Hancock Street belongs to a row of three that combine elements of popular architectural styles of the day, such as Romanesque Revival and Neo-Grec.

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    Queen Anne Brownstone With Extravagant Details in Need of Renovation in Bed Stuy Asks $1.5 Million

    Advertised as one of the best built houses in the city in 1893, this impressive Queen Anne brownstone is in need of renovation but has some extravagant details, including Gothic ornament on the exterior and seven elaborate mantels on the interior.

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