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Workshop/APD and April Bovet Interior Design Team Up on a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Gem

In the dining room, Eoos chairs ring a custom concrete table beneath a Rich Brilliant Willing pendant fixture. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Each of the five boroughs contains a constellation of neighborhoods with their own cultural quirks and pervading personalities. In Cobble Hill, ethnically diverse mom-and-pop shops and traditional brownstones entwine with a boho art scene, yielding an old-school yet forward-thinking Brooklyn vibe. It’s here that Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen was given the opportunity to nestle a unique piece of architecture between two 1900s town houses, at once putting into relief the district’s dual natures.

GamFratesi stools pull up to the kitchen’s granite-topped island. Photography by Donna Dotan.

“It’s rare to get the chance to run an intelligent design process that isn’t based in historical preservation,” Kotchen says of the ground-up plan he conceived for his client, a married couple with two teenage children. After performing initial zoning studies, he and the WAPD team demolished the existing residence and inserted a modernist glass-and-steel town house, encompassing 7,000 square feet and four bedrooms across six floors. “We didn’t set out to take up every inch of buildable square footage,” Kotchen continues. “The focus was on creating comfortable, livable rooms.” Leveraging ideas from past projects with this client, he has devised, in its “calming simplicity,” an exemplar of the contemporary urban home.

White-oak built-ins backdrop an Antonio Citterio sofa and ottoman in the living room. Photography by Donna Dotan.

The streamlined program begins with a triple-height entry atrium that references elements from the facade. A screen of ebonized-oak slats rises the full 31 feet and then crosses the ceiling, the orientations nodding to the exterior’s vertical windows and horizontal Belgian bricks, which extend into the entry. Furthermore, the slat color links to the blackened steel framing those windows. It

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Brooklyn begins $314,000 trail addition and renovation at Marquardt Park

BROOKLYN, Ohio — The $314,000 revitalization of Marquardt Park in Brooklyn began earlier this week with the work expected to be finished in late October.

“The first phase begins with the renovation of the path, which over the years residents have been requesting,” Brooklyn Recreation Commissioner Jack Abbruzzese said. “The existing trail that goes through the wooded area of the park on the perimeter is going to be renovated and resurfaced.

“We’re also adding a connecting path through the neighborhood that extends Richard Drive through some of those dead-end streets. It’s a six-foot asphalt walking path wide enough for biking; however, there won’t be any bike lines on it.”

Residents in the area have also requested such a path that connects Richard Drive to Autumn Lane located on the northern boundary of Marquardt Park.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails, as well as new playground equipment and pavilion.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn’s Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails, as well as new playground equipment and pavilion. (John Benson/cleveland.com)

To cover the expenditure, Brooklyn received $150,000 in funds from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program with the city covering the $160,000 balance.

While the walking path and playground will be closed during the project, the soccer fields will remain open.

The other part of Marquardt Park’s first phase of renovation, which could start later this year or in early 2021, includes the addition of new playground equipment and a new shade structure.

“We’ve already taken down the old pavilion in the back corner,” Abbruzzese said. “We’re actually putting up a new pavilion, which will be next to the current restroom facility and playground equipment, so everything will be more towards the front of the property.”

A second phase of Marquardt Park renovation includes adding outdoor fitness equipment to the former pavilion’s cement pad, as well as replacing

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NYC Handyman: Providing quality services for all household projects across New York City and Brooklyn

NYC Handyman: Providing quality services for all household projects across New York City and Brooklyn

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From major home improvement to basic handyman projects, NYC handyman services are the solution for everything. Say goodbye to pesky delayed projects or nagging home repairs hanging over one’s head. An NYC handyman can take care of everything from custom building, remodelling, and repairing with excellent craftsmanship and customer service.

Through their competitive and affordable service, NYC handyman offers technicians that include plumbers, carpenters, painters, as well as electricians all in one go, completely erasing the need to contact several agencies for a variety of house repairs. Their team is extremely qualified and available 24/7 to help residential households as well as businesses in dealing with issues such as professional cleaning, renovations, painting, drywall repair, furniture assembly as well as any problems that require urgent electrical and plumbing assistance. Even if small maintenance or repair is required for a house, plaza, building, or office, NYC handyman services are the way to go.

The inspirational driving force behind NYC handyman was the assessment of difficulties one has to face while searching for a professional technician especially for jobs that require immediate attention. For a very long time, handymen have been approached through word-of-mouth, or through contacts from a specific community or hardware store nearby, making it difficult for the masses to adopt a lifestyle where approaching handymen would be possible through a click of a button. Furthermore, most of these resources would not mature to be reliable or reasonable hence, NYC Handyman services became an integral part of New York.       

NYC handyman claims to be the best in the business, with its main focus on delivering a guaranteed satisfying experience to its customers for an affordable price. The handyman service team works

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