Brooklyn News: A New Pizza Spot Is Coming to PLG

Owner of Haitian Restaurant Zanmi Opens Artisanal Pizza Spot in Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Flatbush’s Nostrand Avenue is in need, according to Chef Wesly Jean Simon, who owns Haitian restaurant Zanmi, which sits on the corner of the block and Hawthorne Street. There are several good pizza restaurants in the area, according to Jean Simon, and people around the Winthrop Street station, including the staff at Kings County Hospital, have to walk too far for their morning coffee.

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A Boerum Hill Brownstone With Central Air and Three Others to See, Starting at $769K

Our picks for open houses to check out last weekend were found in Boerum Hill, Bed Stuy, Bay Ridge, and Flatlands. They range in price from $769,000 to $2.75 million.

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Rendering via Bjarke Ingels Group

Bjarke Ingels’ Checked Design Swoops Like a Rollercoaster Between Batcave and Whole Foods

Designed by prominent Brooklyn architect firm Bjarke Ingels Group, a statement-making concept for a new apartment building intended to take advantage of the controversial Gowanus rezoning will be tiered like a wedding cake, with walkable ramps and a waterfront park. The project — which includes a terrace with a sculpture by Brooklyn artist WhIsBe, spots where the public can take in the views, and educational programming — aims to turn the area into a neighborhood destination.

kinko house interior with arts and crafts style mantel

Park Slope Kinko House With Arts and Crafts-Style Mantel, Wood Floors Asks $4.9 Million

The early 20th century developers aimed for flattery in 1910 when pitching this house as “designed for people of taste and culture,” but they also addressed the practical with a configuration that allowed for a bit of rental income to help pay the bills. In the Park Slope Historic District, 614 3rd Street is one of a stretch of Kinko houses, each built with two duplex units that offered “entire separation and privacy.”

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Photo by Ty Cole

The Insider: Deft Design Brightens Park Slope Brownstone With Ornate Woodwork

When people who are used to living in modern buildings walk into a vintage row house, said architect Sarah Jacoby, “Their first reaction is often, ‘Oh my god, it’s so dark!’” That was the case with her clients, a couple with small children, who, even after purchasing a three-story brownstone in the South Slope, were “ambivalent” at best about its lode of dark Victorian woodwork. That included an ornately detailed entry hall with fretwork, a mirror and a bench with carved horses’ heads, and an elaborate staircase, all of which her clients felt “element of at first.”

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