Planning to visit New York? Don't just stay in the city -- be sure to spend a day in Brooklyn! The food, galleries, shops, and views are worth the trip! Stay tuned for our top tips for how to explore New York like a local -- NY blog post coming soon!
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The wintery, empty, damp, stained, locked pool provides a stark contrast to the crowded, hot, humid, and chlorine/urine scented summer vibes. Give me the former and I will indeed stay cool.
Thanks to the Park Slope Historic Landmark District Extension Report (from 2012), I found out some of the oldest houses in Park Slope. Some of them are houses you may have walked by before (like myself) and never thought twice about. Here’s an excerpt from the report:
“The earliest houses in the Park Slope Historic District Extension were built in the Italianate style of architecture, popular from about 1840 to 1870. The two Italianate style frame houses at 457 12th Street [picture 1] and 565 11th Street [pictures 2-3] appear to date from before 1869 and are, along with the frame house at 420 13th Street [pictures 4-5] that was designed in the neo-Grec style, the oldest buildings in the district. The earliest row of houses in the Historic District Extension were built c. 1869-75 at 453 to 459 9th Street and are also designed in the Italianate style [see picture 6].”
Many wood framed houses were built in the South Slope for workers who worked at the Ansonia Clock factory and the industries at the Gowanus Canal. Wood framed houses (many of which are now covered in vinyl) tend to be some of the older houses in the neighborhood. #gethookedbrooklyn
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The Wheeler is like no other creative workspace in Downtown Brooklyn — from the ground up. (Tap the link in bio for a 360 view of the lobby.) #builtonbrooklyn#thewheelerbk
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Brooklyn itself was architect Joey Shimoda’s inspiration when designing The Wheeler: “The context, the neighborhood, the history of Brooklyn.” #builtonbrooklyn#thewheelerbk
(fear of missing out on a bargain)? Well, this episode is for YOU! There are many things to take into consideration when timing out a purchase, but here's a quick hint: it's a fantastic market for buyers right now. Watch this video for more reasons on why now is a great time to buy, and don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if you want to get the process started. No day but today!
Truth: The subway is usually the quickest way to get from Point A to Point B. Especially when you work at The Wheeler, and have thirteen subways within a five-minute walk. #convenience#downtownbrooklyn
You don’t want to miss Brooklyn’s Christmas treasure this holiday season in the festive Dyker Heights neighborhood! ・・・
Swipe to see our favorites on our Holiday Lights Tour by Limo!
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It’s (almost) the most wonderful time of the year. Kick things off with the annual Downtown Brooklyn Holiday Lighting Party this Thursday, and then get ahead of things by starting that holiday shopping early. Head to our Stories for advice on gifts you can buy on your way home from work. #downtownbrooklyn#thewheelerbk
🚨NEW TOUR ALERT 🚨
Why visit 1 holiday market when you can visit 3 or 4? Our new Holiday Markets & Food Tour is a private tour that takes guests on a journey through NYC's most famous markets like @artistsandfleas, @urbanspacenyc’s Columbus Circle Holiday Market, and the new Strasbourg-Alsace market at Bowling Green to name a few. You can also customize the tour to visit holiday markets in Brooklyn.
Click the link in our bio for more about our new tour. #likealocaltours
HAPPY THURSDAY EVERYONE!! It’s time for another question, which means another chance for you to enter our raffle and win CLIP prizes 🎉. Remember, you only have 24 hours after the question is posted to respond correctly to receive one point. Four or more right answers gets you into the raffle. Let’s go! Here is question number five 👉🏽 “What was the fastest crossing of the USA by bike?” Answer below 👇🏽
The beautiful Art Deco door on the wall inside @RustyNailBrooklyn on Foster Avenue in Ditmas Park was allegedly bought at auction by the owner and was in one of the Great Gatsby movies. The Rusty Nail recently opened in the spot where Mama Lucia’s, a popular Italian restaurant, used to be (I posted about it a few months ago). Upon removing the dropped ceiling that Mama Lucia’s had, they found the ceiling that is pictured in the photo (all it needed was a paint job). Would definitely recommend stopping by here for the history, ambiance and a cocktail.
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It’s cozy restaurant season, and German fare is pretty high on the hearty and filling meter. (And so is, let’s be real, beer.) Cue Black Forest: Owners (and married couple) Ayana and Tobias Holler opened an outpost of their popular Fort Greene restaurant on Smith Street three years ago — and the locals have been flocking to the bright, open space for the expected (pretzels! beer!) and unexpected (a brat-tasting board!) ever since. Tap the link in bio for more on this charming spot, including what to order when visiting with clients. #localPOV#thewheelerbk
The townhouses of Brooklyn represent the past, present and future of the borough — and, some might say, city living in general. Bring the team to the nearby Brooklyn Historical Society after work tonight to hear the real story (and historical impact) of residential Brooklyn from local experts. #inspiration#thewheelerbk
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Super carefree and fun-filled Saturday with new and old friends 💕 + extra bonus shout-out to @surkusapp for the Cultural Crawl last Saturday. Find you friends that you'll take on adventures! ✨ Get the app here for free events happening in your neighborhood: https://surkus.app.link/sksozwb2
This evening was the purrfect weather to go to the park! 🍂 As it's getting colder in New York, #RajahHart 's days of hanging outside are numbered 🥶 so we're making the most of it while we still can.
Sometimes when Rajah is feeling spirited and brave, he hops out of his #catbackpack (on a leash, of course) to explore and sniff around. Other times, he's content to hang out and observe from inside his safety bubble.
Tonight we just chilled and watched the squirrels for a little while 🐿 Although it's definitely fun (and adorable) when Raj goes all #adventurecat on me, I enjoy moments like this just the same. I bring Rajah outside for new stimulation and life enrichment (the inside of our apartment can get booooring after a while), and let him determine what he's comfortable with that day! Also, city squirrels are legit insane and the size of small cats themselves, so we're not lacking in the entertainment department there 🐿👀😬