Author: husband

A stadium rises

When we moved to Brooklyn in 2008, the plans to develop the Atlantic Yards in Prospect Heights were well underway. Amid opposition from nearby residents, the great recession and basically one guy who refused to move, the first phase is finally complete…

Opening Up

The second floor is really starting to open up after we expanded the doorway from the hallway and removed the wall between the old bedrooms in the back. We hired professionals who within a single day (and a crew of…

Floor 2 demo

          With all the out of town weddings and other work being done on the rental, it was starting to feel like work wasn’t progressing on our place. This weekend all that changed. We demoed our 2nd…

Grave site

The New York Times had a great piece this morning on a possible grave site that could contain the remains of 256 soldiers from the First Maryland Regiment, which saved Washington’s army during the Battle of Brooklyn on Aug. 27, 1776.…

Spiral staircase

         The shed deconstruction a few weeks back made way for a spiral staircase. This was necessary to allow access to the shared backyard with our tenants. We used a Brooklyn based company and they were very…

Electricity

Before we moved in we knew the electricity would need some updating. Since the prior owner had converted the electric room to a bathroom (dangerous not to mention illegal) we had to take it all apart. The fact that someone…

The basement fiasco

On Tuesday night as I prepared for a soccer game, wife called me on my phone exasperated and said, “There’s half an inch of water in our basement, what do I do?” Not having a whole lot of time to speak…