Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Tiny Toronto House = New Brooklyn Urban Legend

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

2008_03_Not in Brooklyn Labeled

We’ve actually lost track of the number of emails we’ve gotten saying “check out this Brooklyn house” with a photo of the house shown above. The email is circulating around and says “You have to know this part of brooklyn to appreciate this! This house, located near the intersection of Ave T and Van Sicklen is believed to be Brooklyns smallest house…” The only problem being that the house is in Toronto, not Gravesend. The Toronto house was first featured on Curbed on February 1 via an email with photos that said, “This house, located near the intersection of Dufferin Street and Rogers Road is believed to be Toronto’s smallest house.” Someone changed it and started sending it to people in Brooklyn, who sent it to other people, who sent it to more people. Etc. Etc. Etc. The tiny Toronto house even has its own website and it’s available for $173,000. By some NYC standards, it’s not even as small as it would seem to people from other places.

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