Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Where the Homeless Live: Prospect Heights

Where the Homeless Live (Atlantic Avenue between Franklin and Classon)

Overview
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Brooklyn with this exclusive listing! This property presents the wide expanse of bustling Atlantic Avenue in up-and-coming Prospect Heights. Fully furnished in a neo-hobo style, complete with reclaimed utilitarian elements sourced from local dumpster-diving. Ample seating and open-air intricacies for modern entertaining.

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Foreclosed and Forgotten

What began as the American Dream for millions of families across America has segued tumultuously into the American Nightmare because they’ve lost their homes to the scourge of foreclosure. The constant anguish…the inexorable progression of the legal teams…the devastating separation of family and home…these events have turned many former homeowners into disenfranchised individuals who are without a roof over their heads to call home.

There’s a family somewhere who understands exactly what I’m expressing because it happened to them. I don’t know who the individuals are yet I stood in the very place they used to call home yesterday when I went to look at the foreclosed property. My feet stood in the living room they used to gather in. The kitchen they cooked in.

House Lost to Foreclosure

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The Nor’easter that Couldn’t

The Nor'easter of 2012

We Brooklynites–the gutsiest of all the borough dwellers–just survived Hurricane Sandy so the Nor’easter of 2012 was like a walk in the park for us… Chilling winds, piercing raindrops, and a thick snowfall couldn’t keep The City that Never Sleeps down (thank God…). Missionaries and do-gooders are interceding for the unfortunate, hipsters are in coffee shops on their iPads, and the hustle and bustle of a proud, working class resumes.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry

Weekly Photo Challenge Geometry

This Corinthian capital sits atop the towering columns in front of Brooklyn’s historic Hanson Place church. I was visiting Hanson Place last week for the “Prospering in a Down Economy” event, which was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy. It didn’t make sense to waste the trip, so I enjoyed the alternate programming they made available, then stepped out front to capture this shot.

Prospering in a Down Economy

Prospering in a Down Economy

Brooklyn homeowners facing foreclosure (and other financial constraints) can attend a free seminar at Hanson Place Church today. Dr. Michael C. Grayson is expected to discuss collections, foreclosures, judgments, garnishments, and other topics of interest.

My curiosity has been piqued. New laws? New strategies? New directions? It appears that there is a breadth of new information that I can take advantage of that could make financing home renovations easier.

Hanson Place is a stone’s throw from the newly-erected Barclay’s Center and Fort Greene Park. It’s also in the vicinity of some of the most attractive brownstones in Brooklyn, with beautiful facades and ironwork.