Top 5 Stories on Brownstoner This Week: Backyard Design, Affordable Housing in Greenpoint

Affordable Housing Lottery opens for 31 units in Greenpoint and starts at $ 1,288 per month

An affordable housing lottery for 31 newly built units has opened in an eight-story building at 12 Eckford Street in Greenpoint. The building, which was constructed after the merger of several properties, is known as 470 Manhattan Avenue Apartments.

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Photo by Todd Diemer via Unsplash

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds will fly over Brooklyn on Tuesday

You had to be quick, but by noon on Tuesday you might have been able to see, or at least hear, the world famous daredevil flight crews The Blue Angels and The Thunderbirds.

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Hudson exterior

A restored Hudson Italianate with soothing interiors and a back house, your price for $ 860,000

If you’re not ready to tackle your own old home project, this is a renovated Hudson two-family home with soothing interiors, lush gardens, and a bonus guest house.

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Interior design ideas Brooklyn fencing horizontal

Photo via Bluestar Gardens

6 things you need to know before installing a fence

People have to dream of outdoor projects while staying at home as this story from 2018 is especially popular again this week. When considering a new fence for your backyard oasis, there are six things to keep in mind.

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Brownstone Boys

After building the raised flowerbed, we dug out the floor grate and put it down

Brownstone Boys: How we designed our garden and terrace ourselves on a budget

We were very excited to start renovating our backyard for a year and a half. It’s hard to believe it’s here. It was always something we would accomplish when our major renovation was done. During this process we were so immersed in the project that it just looked like we would never get to it. While we still have a lot of projects to keep us busy indoors, we can now focus on getting our garden in shape for the summer.

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