Brooklyn News: Smart Compost Bins Pop Up in Bed Stuy

A Bay Ridge House With a Pool and Three More to See, Starting at $699K

Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend all date from the early 20th century; one has a pool and two have parking. They are found in Bay Ridge, Marine Park, and Flatlands. They range in price from $699,000 to $1,495 million.

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Photo by David Mitchell

The Insider: Spectacular Curved Windows on Rear Facade Upgrade Park Slope Neo-Fed Inside and Out

At 5,000-plus square feet and chock full of intact detail, the circa-1910 Neo-Federal brick row house was grand to begin with. Its main drawback? The kitchen’s placement in a rear extension, closed off from the rest of the house. “Once upon a time, when the household had a staff, the kitchen was in the basement,” said architect and founding partner Brendan Coburn of The Brooklyn Studio (formerly known as CWB Architects).

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A new cafe could open in one of Cadman Plaza Park’s old maintenance buildings. Photo by Susan De Vries

Cafe in the Cards for Cadman Plaza Park in downtown Brooklyn

A new cafe could soon be coming to Downtown Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park, with the city businesses asking interested in setting up shop to submit a proposal of their plans.

Brooklyn dining room

Photo by Francis Dzikowski

The Insider: Color-Splashed Family Home Emerges From Gut Reno of Park Slope Wood Frame

More went into the renovation of this vintage wood frame row house than meets the eye, though architect Alexandra Barker of Gowanus-based Barker Associates Architectural Office (BAAO) has done enough such overhauls that she knew from the get-go what it would entail. “As soon as I saw it, I said ‘This is gonna be major,'” she recalled.

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A new Smart Compost Bin on the corner of Patchen Avenue and MacDonough Street in Bed Stuy. Photo by Anna Bradley-Smith

First Brooklyn Smart Compost Bins Appear on Bed Stuy Streets

On a walk down Patchen Avenue late last week, we noticed a welcome addition to some street corners: the city’s bright orange Smart Compost bins for composting.

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