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1/20/11 09:26 AM

Agree with duckumu that there is not a lot of vandalism/theft in the neighborhood (I'm in Park Slope). But surprisingly, large shrubs/trees in planters have been stolen from yards. My neighbor had two people come, pull mature shrubs out of planters, load onto a truck and drive away before any of us knew what was going on. I think the small ones are safe because there isn't much resale potential!

Beautiful Stoops from Brownstone Brooklyn Stoopin' Around | Apartment Therapy New York
6/8/10 04:18 PM

Bashing Park Slope seems to be a NYC pastime. Typical is the comment above calling the people 'dreadful'. Really? All 45,000 Park Slope residents are dreadful?

I live in Park Slope and I love it. I agree with Molunat that it's more suburban than Manhattan-- not everyone likes that but I do. I have great neighbors and I love the architecture, parks, shops, and restaurants. I don’t have kids but enjoy the fact that there are so many kids running around.

The NY Mag option to rate your own neighborhood priorities reflects the fact that there is no one 'best' neighorhood. I'm happy that NYC offers many shoes for many people.

The Best Neighborhoods in NYC New York Magazine | Apartment Therapy New York#comments
4/13/10 05:10 PM

I think she meant, A job is so much more to a man [than a job]. Not to generalize, but some men are still very stuck on the man as family provider idea. My husband was laid off a few months ago and even though we're doing OK between unemployment and my salary, he beats himself up that he's (his words) 'not providing for our family.' I can't seem to talk him out of the unnecessary guilt. I get a lot of indirect satisfaction from my job too-- colleagues as friends, mental stimulation, a sense of purpose and accomplishment-- but my sense of worth as a wife is not connected to my paycheck. And I have never, ever suggested or implied a different standard for him. He's just, frusteratingly, wired this way.

Too Much Together Time? Recession Rebound | Apartment Therapy Chicago
2/4/10 01:42 PM

I looked all over for these when I was buying a new kitchen table/chairs. Grange made a chair with a similar look but much more refined. Sadly, it was way out of my budget. Martha Stewart also made a bobbin chair that was much larger (more a living room chair than for the kitchen). I hope you have better luck than I did!

Apartment Therapy New York | Resources for Wooden Bobbin Chairs? Good Questions#comments#comments#comments
10/15/09 12:36 PM

I live around the corner from the Pepto Palace. Agree that it's worse looking in person.

Apartment Therapy New York | More Painted Buildings
9/11/09 11:02 AM

sfarchitect, I really like this kitchen. I'm not a big fan of open shelving (too high-maintenance cleaning wise for my taste) but I think the pot rack is a great use of space for a wall that is sandwiched between a window and range hood. Do you have any photos of the rest of the kitchen you could share?

Apartment Therapy San Francisco | How To: Open Up a Kitchen (Without Knocking Down a Wall)
9/2/09 01:07 PM

I was in the exact same place last year. My husband and I don't have much time (or energy) for cleaning during the week and then half our weekend was being spent dusting, sweeping, and scrubbing. I felt like I never sat down. It is a luxury-—my parents never had a housekeeper (or, I should mention, a particularly clean house) when I was growing up-—but 7 months ago we started having someone come every other week to clean. I have to say, it’s been a life changer-—I still do light cleaning between visits but it doesn’t consume my day.

We found our housekeeper based on recommendations from friends. And I have no idea what rates are like in Boston, but in NYC it’s $100 for my 1,000 sf apartment.

PS. In addition to saving your sanity it will be good for your relationship! My husband would innocently say things like, "Wow, we really need to clean the bathroom!" but always managed to avoid doing it himself. It drove me nuts!

Apartment Therapy Boston | 'Escape' from Cleaning by Hiring a Housekeeper? Good Questions
7/27/09 10:58 AM

You have such great sun in that room!

I recently faced my own challenge with furniture scale. My suggestion is to measure very carefully and do plenty of advance planning. Think about how you want furniture arranged (for example, do you want end tables on either side of a couch) and then really plan out how big each piece of furniture can be. Make sure to allow for breathing space around individual pieces so things don't look cramped. If you don't plan of being in the apartment too long, then buy the more expensive pieces that you like (a couch for instance) and then be very careful about the other pieces. In my own apartment, I moved in with a couch that is much bigger than really suits the space, but I was careful about everything else (smaller arm chairs, smaller end tables, smaller coffee table, narrow TV stand) so it all works. I also second the suggestion to get things with legs. The space will look bigger if the big pieces of furniture are not flush to the floor.

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Figuring Out Scale & Proportion?#comments#comments
4/15/09 10:38 AM


Just wanted to post a nice photo of a two-tone painted look. It might be a good way to add some visual interest since your cabinet doors are pretty flat.

Apartment Therapy Boston | Good Question: Help Me Plan My Kitchen Renovation? Providence, Rhode Island
4/10/09 01:38 PM

I was looking for something similar for my dining room, but was pretty restricted because I needed a very narrow piece. I found the perfect one on eBay. You can seach for sellers in your area, which cuts down on shipping. Be patient-- I was checking every few days for a month before I found mine!

Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Glass Door Cabinet for Display?
4/7/09 10:30 AM

I love the floral artwork in the living room shot. Any guess what they are? Paintings? Prints?

Apartment Therapy DC | Elegant, Eclectic & Original in Buckhead Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles
3/12/09 02:14 PM


More on the Jackson Heights garden apartments-- I think they are a jem unknown to many New Yorkers!

Apartment Therapy New York | FSBO: Jackson Heights Two Bedroom 3716 80th Street Apt 52, 4D
3/5/09 05:49 PM

I spent the first few years of my life in a Jackson Heights apartment that had an interior garden like this. There were 7-8 buildings in the co-op all surrounding the private garden. It's like having your own park. And the buildings are usually more grand looking from the street-- or at least mine was.

Apartment Therapy New York | FSBO: Jackson Heights Two Bedroom 3716 80th Street Apt 52, 4D#comments
3/5/09 05:43 PM

Could you just take a fan like this and replace the glass shade with an drum shade? The shade would have to be upsidedown but could screw in with the same bolt that keeps the glass shade in place.


Apartment Therapy New York | Good Questions: Ceiling Fan with Lampshade?#comments#comments#comments
2/17/09 05:10 PM

I vote for a hunter green.

Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: A Green Door on a Pink House?
11/25/08 01:26 PM

Oh no! Cottage Living was such a great small-space design magazine. I've never lived in a cottage, but living in small NYC apartments it's was so nice to have a whole design magazine devoted to design on an appropriate scale.

Apartment Therapy New York | Shelterquake: Cottage Living Folds!#comments
11/19/08 10:18 AM

The NYC tax department took photos of every building in the city in the early 1940s. I ordered my father (and aunt) a photo of the building he grew up in in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and got it framed.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | What's the Best Home Related Present You've Given or Received?
11/13/08 09:38 AM

I really like the look of these charis and was considering buying them for my kitchen. Sadly, though, when I went to the store and actually sat in one, the love affair ended. Pretty, yes, but these are not comfortable chairs.

Apartment Therapy Chicago | On Sale: West Elm's Ladderback Chairs
10/8/08 09:53 AM

It's from Pottery Barn.

Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Identify This Table?Los Angeles#comments#comments#comments
10/2/08 12:52 PM