Bed Stuy’s historic Slave Theater — a bastion of Afro-centric culture and activism since the 1980s — and two adjacent lots were sold to developer Eli Hemway for $18,500,000, according to The Real Deal. Permits have yet to be filed for development or renovation at any of the three sites: 1215 Fulton Street, 10 Halsey Street, and 16 Halsey Street.
Given the theater’s embattled history (more on that below), a kerfuffle is likely. (more…)
Beyond the hallowed shelves and exhibits of the Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library are a host of lesser-known borough purveyors displaying various offbeat, even nefarious, books and objects.
Below, a list of some of Brooklyn’s smaller libraries and museums which, unlike many attractions in the borough, have for the most part remained below the radar. (more…)
The history of luxury apartment houses along Prospect Park West can be neatly summarized by tracing the history of 9 Prospect Park West. A 1903 building at this address first brought “high class” apartments to the street, replacing less profitable row houses. (more…)
This three-bedroom Park Slope co-op is nicely appointed, and offers a sensible layout with room for a family. Situated at 404 6th Avenue between 7th and 8th streets, it’s got some original details, including tin ceilings and the huge carved pier mirror in the living room. (more…)
Name some of the city’s biggest or most controversial development projects — Hudson Yards, Rheingold, Brooklyn Heights library, Pier 6, Hunter’s Point — and chances are good they have gone, are going, or will go through ULURP.