Planes Trains & Automobiles
Cooped up in Brooklyn? Tired of waiting for one of the bus islands outside the Barclays Center? Seen both movies at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema and looking for something to do? Why not head over to the New York City Transit Museum in Boerum Hill?
Just like the buses and subways, the subterranean museum is back open—we guess the out-0f-service subway station it’s located inside did not flood—and also like the buses and subways, admission is free of charge. The museum says in an email, “What better way to pay tribute to the incredible recovery effort of NYC Transit than to open the doors to the one institution that focuses on the history and impact of the region’s public transportation?” Their full announcement is below.
Known for her prominent public sculptures and unconventional materials, conceptual artist Teresita Fernández is a master of transformation. And a good thing, too, given that 165 Bond Street, the townhouse she just purchased, could use a major one.
The Mysteries of Brooklyn
Who’s afraid of public housing? Not Brooklyn! The borough, newly named the coolest city on the planet, has not let the proximity of public housing complexes affect ever-increasing real estate prices, The New York Times reports. More specifically, a steady flow of professionals and young families have moved into the Boerum Hill neighborhood despite the looming public housing towers on either side.
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With The Grocery’s debut in 1999, Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens—once the land of lawn chairs and “social clubs”—had its culinary coming out party. Chef-owners Sharon Pachter and Charles Kiely, late of Savoy, brought a Manhattan finesse to then-barren Smith Street, and enterprising foodies braved the F train for Read More
The biggest problem with Clover Club, the new loungey bar on Smith Street in Boerum Hill, is that it gets Brooklyn pretension all wrong.
Everything looks like it came straight from the Jazz Age section of a Restoration Hardware catalog: tin ceiling, dark wood paneling, etched-glass light fixtures, black-and-white photos of indeterminate provenance of Read More
Flocks of 21- to 35-year-olds moved to Brooklyn in 2008, as the condo boom gave way to a renters’ market, reports The Brooklyn Eagle.
Almost half of the new renters in the first quarter of this year were between 21 to 25 years old, and 93 percent were under 35. The typical renter Read More
Outside of the East Village, the leafy brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn are the defacto homesteads for New York’s entertainment types. Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger "moved to Brooklyn for light and space and air," the actress has said, and their neighbors Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard got a $1.75 million brownstone last year with Read More
If you can’t beat ‘em, bank on ‘em. Each week, Chris Shott of Counter Espionage and Shott on Location acclaim will mark the city’s banking boom by highlighting new additions to its burgeoning corner-branch population.
For years, the bucolic boutique-lined streets of Boerum Hill went untouched by the banking industry’s ravenous real-estate appetite. Read More