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Betsy in Brooklyn

By Betsy Hoffman: This is my new friend, Raphael! We met on Sterling Place in Prospect Heights and he was wearing these Brooklyn sunglasses. In the heat—keeping COOL. Send in your favorite Brooklyn pictures to bhoffman@brennanrealestate.com

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Citi Bike Stations–New York’s cleaner transportation method.

Over the past 48 hours or so Citibike stations have been popping up in my neighborhood. I walk by three of them on my less than a mile commute from my home to my office. I pass by the one at the corner of Remsen and Hicks Street, which is on a wider than average […]

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A History of the Strong Place Properties—Part One.

Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, is an old neighborhood, with a history that goes back to the beginnings of Breukelin, and the area’s first Dutch settlers. The first farmers in the area were granted land patents as early as the 1640’s, for land stretching from the East River shore to the Gowanus Valley. What is now Cobble […]

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BBP Getting Ready To Make Waves Near Pier 2

The construction of the temporary pool near Pier 2 at Brooklyn Bridge Park is proceeding nicely. The picture above was taken from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade today. The pool is a needed park amenity according to Senator Daniel Squadron (D-Brooklyn), via the New York Post, “I’ve long said the pool is a major priority for […]

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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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A History of Preservation, Chapter Three

Our first and second installments in the history of preservation series, written by Suzanne Spellen (aka “Montrose Morris” in the blogosphere) for MyHome, Brooklyn and Brennan Realty Services, looked at the birth of the movement in the United States and later in Brooklyn. In Chapter Three, Brooklyn Heights gets the first historic district! Download the […]

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An Evening With Truman Capote…In Photographs

Here’s a sampling of some photographs celebrating the good times and cultural education had by all the other night at Truman Capote’s old haunt. To see the rest of the gallery, click over to our Facebook page.

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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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