This house — at 119 Vanderbilt Avenue in Clinton Hill's Wallabout Historic District — has a number of points of distinction. First off, it's Gothic Revival, a rarity among Brooklyn homes — built around 1852 according to the designation report. Second, the seller is actress and director Lake Bell and her husband Scott Campbell, a lauded tattoo artist.
The Brooklyn real estate market still looks hot. Prices are up, the number of sales is up, and inventory is down, second-quarter reports from four firms agree.
In the case of this century-old wood-frame, the clients were a mother and a fifth-grader who had her own design ideas. "The daughter watches a lot of home shows and has strong opinions. From the beginning, she said, 'I want a marble kitchen,'" recalled architect Alexandra Barker of the Downtown Brooklyn-based Barker Freeman Design Office, who was hired to gut renovate the hopelessly dated kitchen and create a new powder room and master bath.
Prospect Park serves as a respite for Brooklynites and tourists alike — yet many see its rolling hills and flowering gardens as a single mass, without knowing the names of the individual lawns. And of those who do know the names of the park's lawns, even fewer know the meanings behind them.
You may or may not have heard the well-known phrase, "If you believe that, then I've got a bridge to sell you." But are you familiar with the details of the conniving con men and the swindles that inspired it?
Each of these five co-ops boasts two bathrooms and at least one showstopper feature.
Brownstoner speaks with photographer Peter Bellamy about how Brooklyn has changed since he photographed the borough four decades ago.
This 1840s Greek Revival brick and brownstone townhouse has had some serious work done, but more remains. The structure and staircase have been reinforced, the mechanicals and roof are new, and it's been insulated.
Much of upstate is off-limits to car-less New Yorkers -- but not these three spots. Accessible, affordable and beautiful, here are some day trip options for those looking to get out of and back into the city on public transit.
"One day last week a marvelous apparition was seen near Coney Island," begins a surreal New York Times article from September 1880 describing "An Aerial Mystery," as the title reads.