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Workshop/APD and April Bovet Interior Design Team Up on a Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Gem

In the dining room, Eoos chairs ring a custom concrete table beneath a Rich Brilliant Willing pendant fixture. Photography by Donna Dotan.

Each of the five boroughs contains a constellation of neighborhoods with their own cultural quirks and pervading personalities. In Cobble Hill, ethnically diverse mom-and-pop shops and traditional brownstones entwine with a boho art scene, yielding an old-school yet forward-thinking Brooklyn vibe. It’s here that Workshop/APD founding principal Andrew Kotchen was given the opportunity to nestle a unique piece of architecture between two 1900s town houses, at once putting into relief the district’s dual natures.

GamFratesi stools pull up to the kitchen’s granite-topped island. Photography by Donna Dotan.

“It’s rare to get the chance to run an intelligent design process that isn’t based in historical preservation,” Kotchen says of the ground-up plan he conceived for his client, a married couple with two teenage children. After performing initial zoning

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Nurse Killed Cycling Home On Notorious Brooklyn Avenue: Cops

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — A nurse at NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn was fatally hit by a motorcycle while she was one her way home from an overnight shift on Saturday, according to police and reports.

Clara Kang, 31, was cycling on 56th Street around 7:40 a.m. when a motorcycle riding on north Third Avenue collided with her, sending both riders flying through the air, police said.

Kang was found unconscious and unresponsive on the street and was taken back to NYU Langone, where she was pronounced dead. The motorcyclist was also brought to the hospital and is in critical but stable condition, police said.

Kang, who lived in Long Island City, was remembered in the wake of the crash as a devoted nurse working on the frontlines during the coronavirus crisis and a loving friend, according to a GoFundMe set up to help her family.

“She had the biggest heart and

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Brooklyn begins $314,000 trail addition and renovation at Marquardt Park

BROOKLYN, Ohio — The $314,000 revitalization of Marquardt Park in Brooklyn began earlier this week with the work expected to be finished in late October.

“The first phase begins with the renovation of the path, which over the years residents have been requesting,” Brooklyn Recreation Commissioner Jack Abbruzzese said. “The existing trail that goes through the wooded area of the park on the perimeter is going to be renovated and resurfaced.

“We’re also adding a connecting path through the neighborhood that extends Richard Drive through some of those dead-end streets. It’s a six-foot asphalt walking path wide enough for biking; however, there won’t be any bike lines on it.”

Residents in the area have also requested such a path that connects Richard Drive to Autumn Lane located on the northern boundary of Marquardt Park.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails, as well as new playground equipment and pavilion.

Construction has started on the revitalization of Brooklyn’s Marquardt Park, which includes renovated and added trails,

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