In the world of unnecessary remakes, The Amazing Spider-Man just may top the list. After all, the first movie came out barely ten years ago, so the idea that we needed to start all the way from the beginning seems a little silly. But, we’ll take off our nerd glasses here and just get to how this affects your life: if you’ve got nothing to do tomorrow, you can go try and catch a glimpse of the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 for those who aren’t quite awake yet, being filmed down in Windsor Terrace. (more…)
The Boy Scouts are (allegedly) a fun way to grow up, learning about nature and camaraderie and the fleeting joy connected to small rewards. I wouldn’t know, I was never a scout. One Windsor Terrace father was though, but found that the Scouts’ policies towards gay members was a deal breaker when he thought about enrolling his own son in them. So, in yet another case of that Brooklyn DIY spirit, he went and started his own damn scout troop. (more…)
• Moving right around the holidays seems pretty awful, but maybe that’s the secret to finding a good deal on awesome spacious pad because there are some great looking apartments in the Brokelyn Real Estate listings right now. First up we found this 2BR in Kensington for $2,100. With enough counter space for an artisanal buffet and a roomy living/dining room combo, plan on hosting the New Years party. A few blocks from the F & G at Church Ave., there’s even a little porch where you can sip hot toddies. (more…)
Murderers, Murder, Inc. mobsters, assassins and the Wizard of Oz (or at least the actor who played him): these are just a few of the grave sites you’ll visit on the annual late-October walking tour of Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood Cemetery this weekend. Dead men may tell no tales, but fortunately Jeff Richman, the cemetery’s full-time historian, does. Unlike other tours, this one “concentrates on murderers, mysteries, spirits and quirky stories for this season,” Mr. Richman, who has been leading these tours since 1990, said in an e-mail. (more…)
• We begin today’s apartment hunt with a 3BR in Kensington for $2,500, which has a cute private balcony off the living room. Looks like the kitchen and bathroom were recently renovated with nice shiny new tiles and appliances. Parquet wood floors, ceiling fans, and at least one of the bedrooms has a double door closet… This place is a find for couples recently inducted into the stroller-pushing club but not fancy-pants enough for the Slope. (more…)
• Williamsburg: First up in our weekly Brooklyn apartment roundup is a place that’s actually described as janky in the listing. We dig that word too, but so far, this 3BR fixer-upper for $2,700 doesn’t seem to be getting a lot of bites. What do you think?
“To most people ‘Janky’ means a combination of Junky and Skanky but in this scenario it means ‘Opportunity.’ This is truly a handyman special, and the right 1, 2, or even 3 people can really trick this puppy out. (more…)
Today’s apartment hunt, spotlighting 2BR rentals in Windsor Terrace and Bed-Stuy (cause that’s where the action is this week) kicks off in WT, where you get stained glass windows, a shared backyard, a three-block walk to the F and G and a decent-looking kitchen for $1,800. Here are four more: (more…)
Today’s edition of awesome, mostly cheap apartments begins in Kensington, described as “trendy” in this listing for a 2BR for $1,650. Maybe they’re thinking of the one in London? You won’t find picklebacks or J. Crew stores catering to the area’s Eastern Europeans, Orthodox Jews and young families, but for this price you can walk to Cortelyou Road for all the quadruple-malt whiskey tastings and pasturesmithed cheese you need. So what other treasures have we unearthed from our latest apartment search? (more…)
Windsor Terrace (that neighborhood to the left of the South Slope as you’re on Prospect Park West facing the Verrazano) has two main things going for it: Prospect Park and cuteness. What it doesn’t have is groceries, since the nabe’s only supermarket is becoming a Walgreens. So maybe ask your landlord for a rent break, then take the new shuttle to Fairway? First up in our Extremely Cute Windsor Terrace apartment roundup edition: a $2,100 2BR with built-ins galore, high ceilings, and an eat-in kitchen with windows and a bathroom skylight. Plus some snazzy filigree detail: (That’s filigree, right, Brownstoner?) (more…)
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