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PS 29 Silent Auction Fundraiser Success!

On Friday, March 15th, the PS 29 PTA held their Annual Spring Gala and Silent Auction. With budget cuts and the cost of educating our children constantly increasing, fundraisers have been an important part in providing the children of PS 29 with a well-rounded education. As a boutique Brooklyn real estate firm we pride ourselves […]

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Brennan Elected to BHA

Donald Brennan was elected to the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Board of Governors at the association’s annual meeting held February 28. Brennan, principal of MyHome, Brooklyn and Brennan Realty Services, is a 17-year resident of Brooklyn Heights. “I’m a strong supporter of community preservation and am always impressed by the work of the BHA. I’m honored to […]

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Getting Into the Book Biz

Last week, our partner site Brennan Realty Services proudly announced it would join the Brooklyn Heights Association in co-sponsoring Battling for Brooklyn Heights: The Fight for New York’s First Historic District by Martin L. Schneider. The book provides an insider’s look into how the citizens of Brooklyn Heights fought Robert Moses and other interests to […]

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A History of Preservation, Chapter Two

Our first installment in the history of preservation series, written by Suzanne Spellen (aka “Montrose Morris” in the blogosphere) for MyHome, Brooklyn, looked at the birth of the movement in the United States. In Chapter Two: Brooklyn gets busy! To download the pdf, click here, or read more below. Preservation Primer, Part 2: The Fight […]

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Capote Evening A Smashing Success

On Monday night we were pleased to attend “An Evening With Truman Capote,” a reading and music event at Capote’s old haunt on Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights. The event celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Brooklyn Heights Association–and there will be more such events to come–but was also an opportunity to think about the […]

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A History of Capote’s Old Home

In anticipation of the upcoming Evening of Readings to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BHA, our resident architectural historian Montrose Morris has put together a comprehensive history of Truman Capote’s old home on Willow Street. If you’re wondering why the street is named for a tree instead of the rich men for whom many […]

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Neighborhood Associations Make for Happy Neighbors

New York Magazine’s list of New York City’s most livable places churned out few surprises for those already reveling in Brooklyn real estate: the county of Kings topped the list of desirable neighborhoods. Brownstoner rounded up the survey results, noting that what some people find to be a draw–the kid-friendliness, for instance–is a deficit for […]

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Join Us At Truman Capote’s Old Haunt

Truman Capote wrote much of his most famous book, In Cold Blood, in a basement apartment on Willow Street, a place so beloved he named his memoir, A House on the Heights, after it. On Monday, April 26th at 8PM Capote-lovers–and Brooklyn architecture lovers, too–can gather in his home and hear that memoir, along with […]

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