Posts Tagged ‘New York brownstones’

Pretty in pink houses all over New York City

February 6, 2014

With Valentine’s Day coming up next week, drugstores, elementary-school hallways, and chocolate shops are bursting with pink.

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But on the exteriors of some New York brownstones and walkups, pink rules year round.

Fuschia-pink, as in the case of this home in Chelsea. Kind of looks like its made out of bubblegum, no?

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This modest walkup on East 12th Street features a more pastel shade.

Pink is an interesting choice for a house color, especially in a city known for homes dressed in reds, browns, whites, and blues.

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Pink is warm, inviting, and soothing, like the hue of this Chelsea brownstone, above. It can be dramatic and playful too, and of course, pink symbolizes love.

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This little 19th century structure, in Long Island City, sports a faded patchy pink. Check out more examples of New York’s cherry blossom–colored domiciles.

The pineapples of New York City

June 11, 2008

Pineapples have been symbols of hospitality for centuries; no wonder they adorn so many of the doors, railings, and fences of the city’s oldest neighborhoods.

This one is attached to a circa-1800s house on 16th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues in Chelsea.