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HomeStories Replaces St. Marks Comics at 148 Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Back in October, the Brooklyn Eagle announced that a “Swiss Family Robinson” type couple had emigrated here and sunk $700K into a new venture called HomeStories. The store, the story claimed, was set to open in the former home of St. Marks Comics at 148 Montague Street in January. The New York Times reports today [...]

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Shirky Gives the Word at BHA Annual Meeting: the Internet Will Not Destroy Culture

A lot went on at Thursday night’s Brooklyn Heights Association Annual Meeting, much of which is touched on in our “Tale of the Tweets” coverage. I have a few points about the business side of the meeting to expand on. In addition to the awards for “best diner” to Clark Restaurant and to Patricia and [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Pad Profiled in Apartment Therapy

Jessie and Jon are two crazy kids who found their way to Brooklyn Heights and turned a 710-square foot apartment into a space worthy of an Apartment Therapy House Tour. Have a look at the slideshow—I have to hand it to them, the space really does look a lot bigger than I would’ve thought. Maybe [...]

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Cleaning Up in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights has never felt so fresh. Just in time for the holidays, the bustling Brooklyn Heights intersection of Clark and Henry is about to smell a whole lot better, thanks to local soap makers Ross Caudill and his fiancé Joanna Maltese. Named after the famed intersection, Clark & Henry recently opened as an online [...]

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Atlantic Avenue Biz Tour Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the Atlantic Avenue BID is hosting a tour of businesses that are part of the design industry. The first tour, Home Goods, runs from 12pm – 2pm and begins at Kea Carpet (477 Atlantic Ave.). It includes: From the Source – A Brooklyn-based furniture designer and manufacturer. Bright Lyons – Rare and high-end designer [...]

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White Carriage House @ 165 Columbia Heights Being Restored To Original Brownstone Brick

Landmarks has approved restoration of a beauty of a carriage house at 165 Columbia Heights, which currently is adorned in white stucco. Curbed reports that the former Jehovah’s Witness property, which sold last year for $4.1 million, will be stripped of the facade—added in 1932—to restore the brownstone brick underneath. Ann Krsul is the architect [...]

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Inside The Reno At Stately Federal-Style 146 Hicks Street

After 2011′s Hurricane Irene sent a mature elm hurling from Mansion House into the two adjoining wood clapboard multi-level town-homes across the street at 146 and 148 Hicks Street, many in the nabe watched as the homes underwent some pretty major cosmetic renovations, ultimately restored to grandeur. BHB showed you the exterior results in March [...]

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City Modern Brooklyn Home Tour Sweeps Through Heights Sunday, 10/7

New York magazine and design periodical Dwell are co-sponsoring the City Modern Brooklyn Home Tour, with five renovated homes in Brooklyn Heights and Boerum Hill, on Sunday, October 7. The starting point is Heights’ modular design retailer Module R, 141 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Henry). Architects will be on hand during the tour to [...]

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NY Observer’s Deep Dish On Willowtown Mansion Sale

The manse at 40 Willow Place that sold for $7.3M, as we reported Tuesday, gets a deeper look in a story published by the New York Observer. It begins: “The modern masterpiece may not be able to command a sales price like some of its Brooklyn Heights neighbors—to wit, Truman Capote’s old abode at 70 [...]

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Open Thread: Best Handyman Serving Brooklyn Heights

Last Thursday’s Open Thread on the Best Car Service serving Brooklyn Heights was an 8-cylinder success. We’ll keep this going every week from here on for as long as we—and you—come up with valuable goods & services that folks rely upon in the neighborhood.

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Apartment Therapy Looks at Brooklyn Heights Couple’s Digs

Brooklyn Heights’ Remsen Street residents “Kim and George” get the full-on lookey loo treatment from home design site Apartment Therapy this week:

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Iconic 1826 Hicks Street Homes Reveal Fresh Facades

The two adjoining wood clapboard multi-level town-homes at 146 and 148 Hicks Street—whose exteriors were seriously damaged when the Mansion House tree fell during last August’s Hurricane Irene—have both been undergoing intensive renovations since, with all new planking installed and replacement windows, many of which were broken by the felled American elm. This weekend, the [...]

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Brooklyn Heights ‘Dear Genevieve’ Episode Encores Tuesday

HGTV’s “Dear Genevieve” makeover show descended upon Brooklyn Heights in January to make magic at 62 Montague Street, offering residents Chuck (that is I) and Ayhan a bedroom makeover, complete with new floors, moldings, furniture and accessories.

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