Sabrina's View: Backyards of Brownstones

Sabrina's View: Backyards of Brownstones

Aaron Able
Aug 13, 2010

Name: Sabrina
Location: Fort Greene — Brooklyn, New York

I have a small, 450 square foot studio that opens onto my own private terrace that is half the size of my apartment! It functions as my outdoor living room, and I start and end each day out here, whether it's to have my coffee, read a book, entertain friends, or take a nap!

There are a lot of challenges to this space: air conditioner drips from the 15 floors above me, cigarette butts raining from the sky burning holes through my cushions, and wicked winds that keep blowing over my white divider. The divider is a work in progress, but I do have my eye on season-clearance patio umbrellas to help with the drips and butts and to provide some shade.

Challenges aside, I'm in love with this space. I have a view of the backyards of brownstones, and I can feel the energy of Fort Greene pulsating just beyond my view. Mornings here are so tranquil, and it's always a challenge to leave this space to get on with my day.

Thanks Sabrina!

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