Browsing: bungalows

Real Estate
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The bungalow communities near Emmons Avenue provides a glimpse into how people in Sheepshead Bay – along with much of coastal Southern Brooklyn – used to live when development first began coming to the resort destination in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The small waterfront homes were built for summer stays, and later…

News & Features
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While the looting situation has not been that bad in Sheepshead Bay compared to other hard hit neighborhoods, we haven’t been spared completely. Greenlawn Bungalow Colony resident Bruce Z. wrote to us, “There has been looting here every night. I put this in front of my bungalow.” I sure do hope it helps. And I…

Arts & Culture
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This week’s Midweek Photo comes in from Lisanne via Flickr. She’s been quietly documenting the construction at this house on East 14th Street and Avenue V, and the recent direction of it comes as a pleasant surprise from where she thought it was going. She writes on Flickr, “Wow, they’re not going to be building…

Arts & Culture
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Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay share a lot of things. A huge Eastern European population. A beautiful waterfront. And a screwed up history of poorly planned development. The last bit got highlighted in Brighton Beach by urban photographer Nathan Kensinger. He turned his lens to Brighton’s abandoned bungalows and condos, and through photos and text…

Arts & Culture
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John Foster of the Accidental Mysteries blog stumbled across this photo of the Rockaways, circa 1910. Besides being an amazing photo, it gives a lot of insight into what life – and architecture – might have been like on our side of the shore. Sheepshead Bay, especially around Plumb Beach, had bungalow colonies similar to…