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David Seiter, principal and design director of landscape architecture firm Future Green, describes Red Hook's ecological origins, his latest projects, and the importance of planning for resiliency as oceans rise. Why did you choose Red Hook for your offices? We’re drawn to the quiet of Red Hook, the quality of the light and the amount of sky.  We love the openness and the sense of being surrounded by an overgrown urban nature. While we’ve always gravitated...
Dynamic design duo Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom are partners in Brooklyn-based interior design firm Ishka Designs. Their latest projects run the gamut from a Brooklyn day care center and a TriBeCa penthouse to a vacation and residential project in Jamaica. Here, they reveal their current design obsessions, go-to places in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, where Clarke lives, and their custom-build powers. What attracted you to live in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens? It is a great location—next to Prospect Park,...
BK Mag: How did you become involved in real estate? Aleksandra Scepanovic: I came in through the side door of interior design. After studying in Chelsea and starting in the interior design industry, I realized that bringing amazing spaces and people together was much more exciting than just creating beautiful spaces.   Did you experience any kind of culture shock moving to New York City from Serbia? An absolute and thorough one—I actually moved to Serbia from...
It is almost not newsworthy to report that, in the third quarter of 2016, the average cost of homes in Brooklyn rose over the same period from the year before. And, in a Real Estate Board of New York report, we are told that all five boroughs became more expensive places to home shop in the span of a year—most telling, however, is where Brooklyn prices shot up the most. In Ocean Hill/Brownsville, just Northwest of East New York, average condo prices saw the...

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