We checked in today at 146 & 148 Hicks Street, the two beautiful frame houses in Brooklyn Heights that were sadly hit by a tree last weekend during tropical storm Irene. We were glad to see that only minor damage was sustained, though the repairs will no doubt be costly and time-consuming. These homeowners have clearly been loving stewards of their houses so far,  and we wish them the best of luck with their restorative work.

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Raina Roe, a Wooden House Project tipster from Brooklyn Heights, sends along photos of an elm tree that Hurricane Irene dropped on two early-19th century frame houses at 146 & 148 Hicks Street.

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