Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: A Building Collapse in Williamsburg, Horizontal Fences


    Hidden House With Wide Plank Floors, Secret Garden, Art Studio in Gowanus Asks $2.695 Million

    With the main dwelling set back at the rear of its lot and a hidden courtyard garden, this single-family home has a quirky character that fits into the raffish charm one finds in Gowanus. On a block with a mix of light industrial, commercial and residential, 561 Union Street has an unexpected garden behind its front gate, connecting a one-story studio at the front and a two-story dwelling at the rear.

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    A firefighter clears away debris. Photo by Todd Maisel

    Empty Storefront Owned by RedSky Collapses on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg

    A three-story building collapsed on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday afternoon, covering nearby parked cars in debris. The facade of the three-story structure at 204 Bedford Avenue, between North 5th and North 6th streets, came crashing down around 12:45 p.m. — but luckily the building was vacant at the time and no injuries have been reported so far, according to a spokesman for the police department.

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    Photo by Susan De Vries

    Food Bazaar Will Replace Fairway in Red Hook

    Grocery chain Food Bazaar will replace Red Hook’s Fairway Market after a judge approved the deal, according to the struggling supermarket’s landlord. “We are happy to officially report that Food Bazaar will be our tenant at the Red Hook Stores Building,” said the O’Connell Organization in a post to a local Facebook group on July 30.

    6 Things You Must Know Before Installing a Fence

    People must be dreaming of outdoor projects while they stay home as this story from 2018 is particularly popular again this week. If you are mulling a new fence for your backyard oasis, there are six things you should consider.

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    Top 10 Brooklyn Real Estate Listings: A Condo in Bushwick, a Standalone in Kensington

    The most popular listings on Brownstoner last week included a carriage house rental in Brooklyn Heights, an Anglo Italianate in Fort Greene and a limestone in Park Slope.

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