Category: Gowanus

Wood houses… so hot right now…

Husband and I got a little quotage in a Wall Street Journal article about the growing demand for wood houses in Brooklyn, which are usually more affordable than brownstones. (Link is behind paywall.)  It was also picked up on Brownstoner…

We’re Brooklyn famous now!

Husband and I made one of our favorite blogs, the lovely and very informative Wooden House Project. I stumbled upon the site a few months ago when looking for inspiration for our exterior renovation, and have been a devout reader…

Quality beer

One of the downsides of the new neighborhood is a lack of good beer. But all of that changed when I stumbled into my local bodega on 4th and 11th today, which up until recently was going through a mid-life…

Kentile Floors

This past week there was a rumor floating around the local blogs which eventually ended up getting covered by the New York Times. Our beloved Kentile Floors sign, viewable from our windows, was feared to be torn down. Alas, there…

Hurricane Sandy

It’s difficult to summarize all that has happened to New York City and the larger Tri-State area in a single post, but needless to say Sandy was one of the most devastating events to have hit the city since we have lived…

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.…

7th Ave —> 3rd Ave

Is it worse to move to a new town, or to a new location in the same town? (Or four avenues over, as is our case.) I think it might be the latter. I’m totally discombobulated this week. When we…

And so it begins…

Right after closing, we headed over to the house with a hammer to see what we could unearth. Husband was quick to pull up carpet layer No. 1 on the second floor to reveal… carpet layer No. 2! And that…