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A Bit of Williamsburg’s History

In 1638, the Dutch West India Company first purchased the area’s land from the local Native Americans. In 1661, the company chartered the Town of Boswijck, including land that would later become Williamsburg. After the English takeover of New Netherland in 1664, the town’s name was anglicized to Bushwick. During colonial times, villagers called the… Read More

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The Weylin Story – Chapter 9

With a team made up by the most talented and professional engineers and artists, Mr. Post faced what would become a historic master piece and a Nationwide landmark: Weylin, a palace conceived for the celebration of life and love. The whole building was a design collaboration between the most gifted architects and artists from that period. This construction was… Read More

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Architectural Features of Weylin

A console is more specifically an “S”-shaped scroll bracket in the classical tradition, with the upper or inner part larger than the lower or outer. Keystones are also often in the form of consoles. Whereas “corbel” is rarely used outside architecture, “console” is widely used for furniture, as in console table, and other decorative arts… Read More

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The Weylin Story – Chapter 8

Another beautiful fact in the story of Mr. Seymour is that even though he kept on increasing his fortune as years passed and had reached a very high social position, he never changed his original spirit and remained that lovely character everybody respected. To the poorest and to the richest, Weylin Seymour was an untouchable… Read More

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Introduction to Neoclassicism

Neoclassicism is a revival of the styles and spirit of classic antiquity inspired directly from the classical period, which coincided and reflected the developments in philosophy and other areas of the Age of Enlightenment, and was initially a reaction against the excesses of the preceding Rococo style. While the movement is often described as the… Read More

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The Weylin Story (Chapter 7)

This was the episode that led Weylin to a next match: he introduced another barber’s client to a woman he knew, and surprisingly it was another total success. Very soon after, and like out of the blue, little Weylin became famous in town, a little match maker. His talent seemed magical and became a tradition; even a… Read More

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CFDA Awards 2017: Take a Look Inside the Decor

By Madeleine Luckel Tonight, fashion’s finest are gathering in Brooklyn. The occasion is the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards, and the location is none other than the Weylin. The Williamsburg location, which has played host to more than a few beautiful weddings and engagement soirees over the years, is the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank. But no matter how fabulous the party, the building’s painted… Read More

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Introduction to Beaux-Arts

The style expresses the academic neoclassical architecture taught at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. It is the cumulative product of two-and-a-half centuries of instruction under the authority, first, of the Académie Royale D’Architecture (1671–1793), then, following the French Revolution of the late 18th century, of the Architecture section of the Académie des Beaux-Arts. The… Read More

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The Weylin Story (Chapter 6)

It was right then that Weylin intervened in the conversation and mentioned to Mr. Albany that he knew a lady who would be perfect for him. It seemed as if he knew it right away; he said he had a special feeling about it. In the beginning both Albany and the barber laughed at him, but he… Read More

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The Illuminati Ball comes to Weylin

In a world where the elements of wonder and surprise seem so elusive, it is rare we are offered the chance to escape our mundane lives and experience something truly magical. But every now and again, some unique celebration presents itself, beckoning us to indulge and embrace the unknown… At the Illuminati Ball: New York… Read More

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