Bed-Stuy Brownstoners Offering Tours of Historic Homes

By Paul DeBenedetto on October 18, 2013 8:33am 

  The Bed-Stuy Brownstoners are offering tours of some of the classic homes around Stuyvesant Heights.
The Bed-Stuy Brownstoners are offering tours of some of the classic homes around Stuyvesant Heights.
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Landmarks Preservation Commission

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — Not everyone can afford a Bed-Stuy brownstone.

But for at least one day, fans of the iconic, century-old buildings can catch a glimpse of what it's like to live inside one, thanks to a Bed-Stuy landmarking group.

The 35th annual Brownstoners of Bedford-Stuyvesant house tour on Saturday is a chance for prospective buyers and fans of classic architecture alike to take a step further than the average passerby, allowing tourists to walk inside and view some of the ornate trimmings on the buildings, some of which date back to the 1880s.

Much of the self-guided tour, which starts at Boys & Girls High School at 1700 Fulton St., will focus on Stuyvesant Heights, a 42-year-old historic district which in August was nearly tripled in size by the City Council.

Tours begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Advance tickets can be purchased for $20 at Brooklyn Swirl, Sista's Place or Bed-Vyne Wine. Tour day tickets cost $25.

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