Brooklyn’s rows of brownstone townhouses, tree-lined streets, and industrial buildings are instantly recognizable – they exude that quintessential ‘New York’ feeling. Many of these brownstones buildings are decades old and attributable to the Industrial Revolution which also took place in New York City.

Oct 04, 2018

The Best General Contractors in Brooklyn

New York Contractors

Donald Brennan of Brennan Real Estate, Adam Dahill of loanDepot and Tambi Kat of Design Build Enterprise shared their experiences and perspective on the history, care, purchase, financing and renovation of townhouses in Brooklyn.

May 31, 2018

Brooklynites Turn Out for Brownstones and Townhouses 101 Event in May


Design-build firms provide architecture and construction services via one contract and one team, eliminating the headaches that arise from attempting to keep a client on the same page as the multiple partners deliver on a project.

Jan 15, 2018

Best Custom Home Builders in New York City

Architects New York

Remodeling a bathroom can take a New York City apartment from pass-through pied-a-terre to urban oasis. Even the fine finishes of a luxury high-rise can be tailored to create a master bathroom more suited to a client’s needs.

Jan 04, 2018

The Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in New York City

Home Builder Digest

Intact original woodwork may top the “want” list for Brooklyn house-hunters, but once they get it, it can be a challenge for modern folks to work around. The elaborately carved moldings and doors in this late Victorian brownstone

Sep 17, 2015

The Insider: Toning Down an Ornate Park Slope Townhouse


The BOTD is a no-frills look at interesting structures of all types and from all neighborhoods. There will be old, new, important, forgotten, public, private, good and bad. Whatever strikes our fancy. We hope you enjoy.

Sep 16, 2010

Building of the Day: 158 South Oxford Street




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