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148 Hicks Street: Front Room For $3.50 A Week (In 1902)

Earlier this month, we shared CWB Architects’ photos of its interior reno at 146 Hicks Street, after 2011′s Hurricane Irene hurled a mature elm from Mansion House into the two adjoining townhomes at 146 & 148 Hicks Street. Now it’s time to give a little love to the equally lovely wood clapboard residence at 148 […]

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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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Another Magnificent Brooklyn Heights Elm Doomed

It’s been a bad year for elm trees in the Heights. Just under a year ago, the great elm in the courtyard of the Mansion House, 145 Hicks Street, fell victim to Hurricane Irene. Now we have learned that the even larger and probably older elm in the courtyard of Grace Church (photo) off Hicks […]

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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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Truck Downs Mature Elm At Montague & Henry Streets

A beautiful, mature elm tree was downed this morning in front of Andy’s Chinese at 128 Montague Street, when an oversized truck attempted to make a left turn from Montague Street onto Henry. Local fire department crews responded and removed much of the debris by noon, with police tape wrapped around the trunk and remaining […]

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Sawdust Memories: Mansion House Elm Ain’t Nothin’ but Mulch Now

BHB reader “Carl” shot these photos of yesterday’s clean up of the Mansion House American Elm, which met its demise early Sunday morning. Just as many of the trees felled by Hurricane Irene and its aftermath, Brooklyn Heights’ beloved elm will be ground down into mulch. “Too bad it couldn’t be turned into lumber to […]

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#Irene Takes Out Mansion House Elm

The giant American elm tree that has graced the courtyard of the Mansion House at 145 Hicks Street was knocked down by Hurricane #Irene overnight. The elm, which faced the axe four years ago was beloved by many in Brooklyn Heights. VIDEO AFTER THE JUMP

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Hurricane #Irene – A Tree Falls in Brooklyn

The American elm at the Mansion House [145-153 Hicks Street] has come down in the middle of the street, smashing a brick wall at the apartment building, and breaking a window at the house across the street. Fortunately, nobody was parked underneath. We remember the tree and the controversy it caused here.

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Can Alfalfa Stop the War on Trees?

Friends, there clearly is a war on trees happening in Brookyn Heights and DUMBO.  Today’s reports from the Brooklyn Eagle regarding two evergreens put in “cement shoes” on Remsen Street and from the Brooklyn Paper of “artist” Olafur Eliasson’s continued NYC Waterfall attack on trees lining the Brooklyn Heights Promenade as well as trees at […]

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Still Standing: Mansion House Elm

Proving that man is ephemeral but trees are eternal, the Mansion House American elm tree which had faced the axe last summer blooms for another season at 145 Hicks Street.

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