Welcome! If there’s one thing that we hope this platform will facilitate, it’s reader involvement. As you explore new features on Brownstoner, we think you will see that its success hinges on what mba’s call “The Network Effect.” That is just a fancy way of saying that the site will become exponentially more useful with each additional participant. Frank but courteous is the rule of thumb around here.
The Services page, where you are invited to post questions about buying, renovating and maintaining your house, is the first of its kind that we know of to focus on the needs of owners of historic Brooklyn homes. The primary goal of the Listings section is to increase the accountability and depth of information in the brownstone market. Please use the Comments sections to fill us in on an address we’re missing, to blow the whistle on a misleading description or to share your general thoughts after seeing a property. To ensure quality control, we’re going to retain posting authority for the time being, so please email us to let us know of new listings. Lastly, we will be photo-blogging the Renovation of our recently purchased brownstone in Clinton Hill. We expect to have our building permits within the next week or so. In the meantime, we will acquaint you with the history and existing conditions of the house. Enjoy.