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Great Room Archive

April 30, 2007
Trash to Treasure

A craftsman’s rough-hewn restoration on Peck Slip.

March 26, 2007
The Last Go-Round

For decades, locals and visiting celebrities alike have circled beneath the pink neon palm trees at Brooklyn’s Empire Roller Skating Center. A final look.

March 5, 2007
Once a Dance Hall

Always a dance hall. A former polka palace in Williamsburg turns seventies-influenced loft space—with plenty of room to party.

February 5, 2007
Space Shifters

In a former cardboard factory, I-Beam Design created an ingenious multitasking apartment for a pair of art collectors.

November 20, 2006
Hiding in Plain Sight

One solution to a loft’s no-work-space/no-storage dilemma: Build a room inside the room.

July 24, 2006
Spider-Man Lived Here

They shared a tenement (sort of), but designer Mark Ciolli has done a lot more with his 350-square-foot studio than Peter Parker ever did.

May 29, 2006
All Clear

Once a toolshed, now a light-filled, glass roofed greenhouse that’s become this West Village house’s favorite space.

May 22, 2006
The Well-Ordered Kitchen

Four inspired solutions to the perennial New York problem of too many kitchen fantasies, not enough kitchen space; comprehensive advice on buying and using the pillars of contemporary food consumption—refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher.

May 22, 2006
In Its Right Place

A few simple accessories will go a long way toward putting some order into kitchen chaos.

May 22, 2006
Thinking Machine

With the right dishwasher, cleaning up is a simple stack-and-go operation.

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