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…

Closed

Whew! It’s official. We have closed on the Gowanus house and we are exhausted (as evidenced below).    

It’s almost time

Husband and I are itching to get into the new place and begin our renovation, but we don’t close until tomorrow (!). So in the meantime, with little else on our minds, we decided to check out the Prospect Lefferts…

Roses in the backyard

When on our way to clean up Ennis Park with the Gowanus Alliance, Husband and I ran into the current owner of our new house, and he told us we should come to the backyard and see the roses. During…

Gowanus Alliance

The wife and I joined the Gowanus Alliance this weekend to help clean up Ennis Park which is right around the corner from our new place. We weeded, picked up trash and did some planting. Neither of us had been…

Whole Foods

A bit down the road from us an epic eight year battle to bring Brooklyn’s first Whole Foods finally came to and end. The grocer passed it’s last regulatory hurdle recently and will begin construction on a 56,000 square foot…

Thinking about the kitchen

Now that we’re exactly three weeks from closing, I’m beginning to think about the important things: the kitchen and my closet! When we renovated the kitchen in our co-op, everyone lambasted me when I said I wanted carrera marble. You’ll…

Where is Gowanus?

Where is Gowanus? Even many New Yorkers are not sure of its location. It sits at the heart of “Brownstone Brooklyn” sandwiched between Carroll Gardens, Park Slope and Boerum Hill.