Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Haven't you always wondered what it's like inside some of those old Brownstones and mansions in places like the West Village, Harlem, the Upper East Side and Brooklyn Heights. Me, too. I'm sort of a voyeur when it comes to those grand old townhomes and mansions.

Your curiosity stops here. Nearly every year for the past ten or so, I've been going on the Brooklyn Heights House and Garden tour, usually with my parents over Mothers Day weekend.

Another one is coming up on Saturday, May 10. The $30.00 per person donation gets you a map of this year's Five homes and gardens scattered around Brooklyn Heights. It's the annual fundraiser for the Brooklyn Heights Association. The map leads you to several stunning historic landmark homes. Volunteers are staked out on each floor of the homes while you take yourself on a self-guided walk through the homes.

I'm hoping this years tour features another walk through of one of those spectacular mansions that sit on the Brooklyn Promenade. A few years back, I was stunned at the beauty of one of those big houses and even more impressed by the spetacular view from three seperate balconies overlooking New York harbor and the downtown skyline of Manhattan.

If you'd like to find out more about this years tour and the Brooklyn Heights Association, you can go to their website at:


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