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  • n. Plural form of brownstone.


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  • While the neighborhood remains characterized by the brownstones and the mansions on Clinton and Washington avenues, the neighborhood also has new condo buildings.

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  • Across the street from the brownstones are the back windows of Brooklyn Teen Challenge, a treatment center for drug addicts and home for almost three months to a man named Frank Willingham, 47, who kicked PCP and crack and now works there.

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  • Bethel AME occupies an imposing, Gothic-style white stone building with a towering steeple that stands out amid the surrounding boarded-up brownstones, low-rise public housing, and crumbling, mostly vacant row houses.

    American Grace

  • The Back Bay beckons with its grand-scale brownstones, manicured Common gardens and the shops along Newbury Street.

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  • It's got some comfortable brownstones, and, we thought, some affordable apartments in our price range.

    David Serchuk: New York City Apartment Hell Pt. 2

  • The neighborhood was middle class and largely Hispanic, a stark contrast to those living in the multi-million dollar brownstones just a few blocks north.


  • Our neighborhood in Wicker Park, just northwest of downtown, is a mix of Polish bakeries, Mexican apothecaries, and dilapidated brownstones with men who sit on stoops and sing as I pass by: Que bonito culo!

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  • Those romantic fantasies of four-story brownstones and easy parking spaces exist only in the movies.

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  • The area, bordered by Clinton Hill, Bushwick, Williamsburg and Crown Heights, is known for its rich African-American history as well as its brownstones and tree-lined streets.

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  • Park Slope, with its tree-lined streets and historic brownstones, is a longtime haven for families and young professionals.

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