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The Lost Brownstone Generation

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There's a new book out, "The Row House Reborn," that looks at the way Greenwich Villagers began transforming the older brownstones in their neighborhood in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Villagers started giving their brownstones new stucco fronts, tile roofs, and top-floor studio spaces, in keeping with the neighborhood's "emerging bohemianism," as the Times puts it. These alterations have never before been recognized as their own style, but the book's author, Andrew Dolkart, gives them a name: the Village Revival Style. Will it have staying power? [NYT]