"The Carroll Street Bridge in Brooklyn is one of five bridges which span the Gowanus Canal. The canal has long been considered the dividing line between the Carroll Gardens and Park Slope neighborhoods although it is sometimes now referred to as it's own community - 'Gowanus'.
The Carroll Street Bridge was built in 1888 and is the oldest of only four retractile bridges in the United States. It rolls back horizontally on wheels set on steel rails in order to clear the waterway. The bridge was designated a NYC landmark in 1987.
The approach is still cobblestoned and the bridge itself is wooden planking. One of the better unnoticed details is the sign which remains atop the structure:
"Ordinance of the City :Any Person Driving over this Bridge Faster than a Walk will be Subject to a Penalty of Five Dollars for Each Offence." from nycbridges blog
since our kitchen is pretty much planned...just waiting for materials...we can now really put some thought into the bathroom that's being renovated alongside the kitchen. it's a good sized room that isn't going to change as far as placement of things...the most affordable configuration is what's there now...with new beautiful fixtures of course! let's keep it simple people!
on a recent trip to my in-law's house in las vegas (my biggest fans!) i was inspired by their guest bathroom and detachable hand-shower head that simply takes the place of a regular shower head. no fancy body jets or shooting steam...just a good idea tastefully done. so i'm going to give it a go and hope our opinionated plumber doesn't shoot me down.
here's a look at some of the faucets and fixtures i'm thinking of.
it's about that time to buy kitchen stuff! i'll be placing my order for my gorgeous pendant lights at DesignWithinReach today...now i'm thinking i should order our counter stools while i'm at it. We have a wonderful discount thanks to our wonderful architects. i always had it in my head that the stools would be a fun bright color... just to add a bit of pop and whimsy to an otherwise neutral room. aside from ordering these Tolix stools from france in a ton of colors and a ton of money....DWR has them in red, yellow and steel. since i'm not a red person, and we've already got enough stainless steel going on, maybe yellow is in the cards? yellow and gray are a killer combination...i think it might be fun!