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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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Big Crane on Cranberry Street Friday

Brian McGorry, owner of 31 Cranberry Street, posted signs today between Willow and Hick alerting neighbors that a crane will be in use Friday around the property.   On the note, he apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

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BHA House Tour 2011 – May 7

The BHA has announced the date for its annual House Tour – Saturday May 7. This year through the magic of the “internet” you may purchase advance tickets online! Early bird ducats for the grandaddy of all lookey lous are $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Day of the tour tix are $40 for […]

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Sidney Place House Getting Green Makeover

According to Brownstoner, an 1846 vintage row house on Sidney Place is being made into a “Passive House”, a technology developed in Germany that, through use of insulation, airtight windows and doors, and high efficiency heat pumps, reduces the energy needed to heat or cool the house by 80 to 90 percent.

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HGTV’s Genevieve Works Her Magic on Montague Street

As previously reported, BHB pal/Celine Dion fan/Montague Street resident/author Chuck Taylor and his partner Ayhan Sahin were the lucky recipients of a bedroom make over from HGTV’s Dear Genevieve. While Chuck is still under a “gag” order from the show (it will air in March) he shared just a lil’ bit more about last week’s […]

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Brooklyn Heights Apartment to Get HGTV Makeover

BHB pal Chuck Taylor’s Montague Street pad will get the full-on makeover treatment this week courtesy of HGTV. While he’s totally not allowed to blog the cat out of the bag regarding the Dear Genevieve bedroom makeover while it’s in progress he shares a little of the pre-redesign excitement:

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They’ll Need a Crane on Henry Street

Workers at 155 Henry Street (one commenter says it’s work on 161 Henry) are lifted to the job with a crane on Monday afternoon.

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Brooklyn Green Roofs: Sitting On Top of the World

I recently met up with Inger Yancey, architect and founder of Brooklyn Green Roofs, a company that designs and installs green roofs atop city homes and offices. Green roofs not only bring a bit of nature back to the city, but create more energy-efficient buildings as well. More information after the jump!

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