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Located within the Lefferts Manor Historic District in Brooklyn’s Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood, 67 Midwood Street is a well-preserved 1910 Romanesque Revival home that comes with plenty of options. Asking $3,399,000, this six-bedroom residence just a block from Prospect Park has retained architectural details like arched windows with leaded glass transoms. An interior designer thoroughly renovated the historic townhouse; in addition to looking good, the home offers a garden-level one-bedroom apartment with a basement playroom for extra income or expanded living quarters.
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A beloved Caribbean market in Brooklyn is hosting a grand opening event this weekend, celebrating the return to its original home. The Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace, formerly known as Flatbush Caton Market, will host a weekend-long party with shopping, live music, food tastings, dance performances, panel discussions, art classes, and more, starting on Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 14. The marketplace sits on the ground floor of Caton Flats, a new 14-story mixed-use development on 800 Flatbush Avenue that replaced the former market.
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Asking $3,600,000, this unique duplex condominium at 606a Third Street steps from Prospect Park’s grand entrance comprises the top unit in a two-unit Park Slope townhouse. But it’s not just any Park Slope townhouse: This unusual home has an Arts-and-Crafts style facade that stands out among the neighborhood’s brick and brownstone. The home’s interiors have been designed to architectural perfection with enchanting use of colors, materials, and space, thoughtfully curated by the owner, photographer Leslie Simitch. Original details have been preserved and bespoke additions have enhanced the home’s historic bones. The two-story home feels like an entire house (for far less than the cost of an actual Park Slope townhouse) with three fireplaces, three bedrooms, and three outdoor spaces.
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Amid the grand Victorian brownstones and elegant front gardens leading up to Prospect Park, the 1909 brick facade of this unique townhouse at 612 Third Street fits right in. But there’s much more to this $8,995,000 Park Slope townhouse. Its rear facade and interior architecture reflect an authentic Mid-Century Modern design history from a later era, with both aesthetics mixing beautifully throughout the 4,000-square-foot home. With decks, terraces, and patio spaces offering the promise of outdoor living, the five-story residence is a wonder from all angles and in all seasons, from its finished basement playroom to a glass-wrapped fifth-floor penthouse study.
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Photo of Bryant Park’s Picnic Performances by Ryan Muir
New York City once again will be full of exciting opportunities to see live music for free. From old standbys like SummerStage in Central Park and BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! fest in Prospect Park to the newly announced Summer for the City festival at Lincoln Center, music lovers can enjoy a wide variety of performances spanning all genres, in all five boroughs, all for free.
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For avid runners and beginners alike, New York City offers a wide range of places to hit the pavement, from its iconic bridges to green trails nestled in the city’s parks. The scenic routes provide unbeatable views of the river and skyline that can keep you motivated to keep going when you’re ready to give up. Ahead, we round up the 10 most iconic spots to go for a run in the city, fit for regular marathoners, treadmill-devotees looking for a change of scenery, and total newbies.
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Situated between South Slope and Windsor Terrace, with Prospect Park just two blocks away, this lovely little brick townhouse at 23 Fuller Place is one of a picturesque row of homes with Doric-columned front porches that have remained virtually unchanged since the 1910s. The 2,430-square-foot home, on the market for $2,500,000, spans three floors and boasts a finished basement, a charming back terrace, and a rare front porch.
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Throughout April, the city’s parks will celebrate the 200th birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect whose visionary work on Central Park, Prospect Park, and many other public parks helped influence the future of urban green space design. The Parks Department will be teaching New Yorkers about Olmsted’s influence on urban design with an exhibition at the Arsenal Gallery, tours led by the Urban Park Rangers, and much more.
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For the first time since 2019, Brooklyn’s bookstores are inviting readers back for a borough-wide book crawl. Starting on April 23 and leading up to Independent Bookstore Day on April 30, those interested can pick up a “Bookstore Crawl Passport” at any of the 21 participating locations and fill out it with stamps and signatures from each bookstore visited for the chance to win a prize.
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A new food and drink concession is headed to Brooklyn’s Backyard this spring. The Prospect Park Alliance on Wednesday announced Park Slope’s Winner will open a new cafe on the lower level of Prospect Park’s Picnic House, a charming Colonial Revival-style building in the park’s Long Meadow. Offering baked goods, sandwiches, beverages, and picnic meals, Winner will serve parkgoers through December. Service will begin with breakfast and additional hours will be added weekly until Memorial Day when the cafe’s regular hours of operation will be 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
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