Brooklyn Life


A reader turned us on to this manufacturer of ceramic tiles. According to the company’s website, American Restoration Tile’s philosophy is that “If it has been made before, then we can make it again.” Our reader used ART to source some hexagonal tile for her bathroom. “I just got off the phone with them, ” she enthuses, “and they were sooo helpful!” We’ve already got our tiles, but sounds like a great resource for others.
Welcome [American Restoration Tile]


The owner of today’s Central Slope house won it at public auction back in October 2004. Since then, he and his wife have been focusing on the interior renovation, including a gut of the parlor floor. In addition, they are digging the floor in the cellar and adding a roofdeck to capitalize on the expansive views. Take a tour today on My Brownstone.
Central Slope Reno [My Brownstone]


Wide, Brooklyn Bridge. Photo by Dave Martinidez
Fire Dep’t Cutbacks in W’burg [NY Daily News]
Crown Heights Hate Crime [NY Post]
B’kln Bridge Park Moves Forward [Brooklyn Eagle]
Shelter: Ditmas Park Arrival [Village Voice]
71 Coffey Development [The Real Estate – NYO]
State of the Flip in Williamsburg [Curbed]
Cash-out Refinancings Up [Inman News]
What To Do With Green Tiles [Apartment Therapy]
Sterling Place [A Brooklyn Life]


As we’ve confessed on a number of occasions, our programming skills don’t extend much beyond the basic html we need to write our daily postings. So we’re going to need some help creating a new feature we want to launch in September and are hoping there might be a coder out there willing to lend a hand. If you are interested in helping out, please shoot us an email.
Thanks a lot.