Brooklyn Row House
What will $11 mil get me in Brooklyn?
- Published on Friday, 03 May 2013
It's a question that probably doesn't get asked very often, but here's an answer ready for it: the locally revered landmark "Gingerbread House" at 8820 Narrows Avenue in Bay Ridge, about a mile south of Brooklyn Row House. Not for nothing but this is a bargain compared to the unanswered 2009 asking price of $12 million.
Guess what I found hibernating under my kitchen extension?
- Published on Sunday, 03 February 2013
I've posted a few articles about Brooklyn wildlife here over the years. Now I apparently have one of them as a roomate.
Last week I broke a tile on my bathroom vanity and decided that today was a good day to fix it. I keep my spare tiles in a barely heated shed under my kitchen extension.
As soon as I opened the door to the shed
- Published on Tuesday, 25 December 2012
While there have been no home improvements to talk about lately at BrooklynRowHouse, mostly due to a terrific trip to Europe this summer followed by a broken ankle I suffered in a motorcycle accident in early fall, the site has undergone a major upgrade to Drupal 7. While the site looks substantially the same as the old one, it's an
- Published on Wednesday, 05 December 2012
If you're one of those homeowners who looks disapprovingly at renovations which destroy the period character of the building, you're gonna need a debrilator after reading this story.
Hacker's Guide to Whole House Audio
- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012
Okay, it's not really a guide because it's peculiar to my hardware and I don't completely comprehend why it's working and I took a lot of wrong turns to get here. But it works!
Here's some background: I work from home and I like to have music playing in the background downstairs, not in my office. For...
From the Brooklyn Row House mail sack...
- Published on Thursday, 15 March 2012
I received an email today from a producer of a new home show looking for volunteers with a troublesome room in their house that they want renovated... for free! A prerequisite is that you must own your place and be within 35 miles of NYC. You can read the rest in the boilerplate below:
Do you (or someone you know)...
Bay Ridge to get our own Jersey Shore reality show. Lucky us.
- Published on Sunday, 04 March 2012
If you ask anyone on the streets of Bay Ridge about Oxygen Network's upcoming Brooklyn 11223 reality show you'll get a blank stare. Nobody's heard of it. While it's been filming around Bay Ridge since last September, there have been a lot of Hollywood crews around here lately, from the TV shows Pan Am, Blue...
Calling All DIY House Bloggers
- Published on Saturday, 25 February 2012
I think it's safe to say that our beloved Houseblogs.net is down for the ten count.
For those who don't remember Houseblogs, it was an online community of house bloggers like us. Besides aggregating our RSS feeds in one place and offering Vanilla-based forums for novice DIYers to ask questions of battle-hardened home...
My 15ms Of Fame
- Published on Friday, 24 February 2012
At the end of August last year, there were reports of the Google Street Views car being seen around the neighborhood. For the half dozen or so people on the planet who don't know what Street View is, it's a terrific value-added feature that the Google Maps folks created by photographing many if not most of the primary...
DIY... or with someone else.
- Published on Thursday, 02 February 2012
"You can do it. We can help."