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Victorian Flatbush is a fine place for a stroll even on chilly, gray days. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Take an autumn stroll through Victorian Flatbush

November 20 | Lore Croghan

Eye on Real Estate: What’s a walk that’s worth taking when fall weather turns wintry? One that involves Flatbush’s Victorian houses. This is the neighborhood where you’ll find America’s largest concentration of freestanding Victorian homes. They have lawns and gardens and architectural flourishes such as turrets and porches. They are appealing eye candy even when […]

Residents of this East 25th Street block in Flatbush want the Landmarks Preservation Commission to turn it into a historic district. Photo: Lore Croghan/Brooklyn Eagle

Flatbush residents hope to save historic character by landmarking their block

November 19 | Lore Croghan

Flatbush residents are trying to get their block landmarked to prevent development that would alter its historic character. The 300 East 25th Street Block Association recently submitted a request for evaluation to the city Landmarks Preservation Commission in hopes of winning historic-district designation for East 25th Street between Avenue D and Clarendon Road, which is […]

Buildings commish backs off order for Q-train neighbors to inspect subway walls

November 11 | Reuven Blau, THE CITY

This story was originally published on Nov. 10 by THE CITY.  The Department of Buildings commissioner on Friday said she will rescind hundreds of violation notices the agency had sent to owners of Brooklyn homes alongside a trench used by the Q and B subway lines, after the MTA stepped up to urge the bureaucrats to […]

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