Argument over a Brownstone


Most peo­ple would agree that the brown­stones and small apart­ment build­ings nes­tled in the south­west cor­ner of Bed­ford-Stuyvesant, Brook­lyn, are for the most part drop-dead gor­geous. The 800 largely in­tact res­i­den­tial build­ings, rep­re­sent­ing Ital­ian­ate, Queen Anne, Ro­man­esque Re­vival and Ren­ais­sance Re­vival styles, are ex­e­cuted in rich rusts, browns and ter­ra cot­tas, and adorned with gra­cious bowed win­dows, gen­er­ous­ly pro­por­tioned stoops and ador­able lit­tle tur­rets. The re­sult, in the opin­ion of the New York City Land­marks Pres­er­va­tion Com­mis­sion, is “an ex­traor­di­nary well-pre­served late-19th-cen­tu­ry streetscape.”

via NY Times.