Clinton Hill Two-Bedroom With Dining Room, Garden, Laundry Asks $3,500 a Month

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There’s a private garden, in-unit laundry and the possibility of home office space in this Clinton Hill apartment. Located on the parlor level of an early 20th century limestone, it also has a few original features intact after a renovation gave it a crisp-white finish.

The Beaux-Arts-style house at 64 Lefferts Place isn’t in a New York City historic district, but it is part of the National Register Clinton Hill South Historic District. The report identifies the house as a circa 1905 Axel Hedman design.


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This $4.5 Million Faux-French Chateau Near Atlanta Is Like Having a Home at Euro Disney

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For the American traveler (remember travel?) in Europe, a stay in a French chateau can sometimes fall short of the fantasy. Beds are small, bathrooms are shared, there is no elevator and certainly nothing as vulgar as air conditioning. Long before the pandemic stopped us hopping over the pond, one Georgia developer decided to dispense with this disappointing dose of reality by creating his very own “French” palace in America: Chateau de l’Imaginaire, which translates as the “fantasy castle.” He built it in Buckhead, an affluent Atlanta suburb.

The faux-chateau, which is listed

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Jemal plans first exterior renovations for Statler City complex | Local News

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The goal, said architect Lauren Pacheco of Washington, D.C.-based Antunovich Associates, is to “return the exterior of the Statler from the pedestrian standpoint back to its original look” from 1923.

For the most part, that means “trying to replicate what is missing,” but in some cases workers will seek to “restore it not quite to what was there, but something similar,” Pacheco explained to the Buffalo Preservation Board, which received the proposal on Thursday, and assigned a design review committee to evaluate it. 

Among the tasks, crews will remove the red granite that now clads the ground-story of the building,

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19 Hanukkah Decorations to Light up 8 Nights of Celebration

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Hanukkah, also known as the “Festival of Lights,” is more than the Jewish equivalent of Christmas. The holiday, which occurs every year during the Winter Solstice, celebrates the Jews freedom from the Syrian-Greeks and, at a more spirtual level, creating light in the darkest times. Many parts of the festivities symbolize this, such as reciting Hanukkah blessings, cooking Hanukkah recipes, and spinning dreidels, you can literally bring light to your celebration with some Hanukkah decorations.

Start planning your decor by bringing out your menorah, and making sure you have plenty of candles to go with it (44 to be exact).

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