After years of talking about it, the city announced yesterday that it had finally found developer to restore and run the historic Loew’s King Theatre at 1025 Flatbush Avenue. Under the plan structured by the EDC, the Houston-based ACE Theatrical Group, which has restored a number of historic theaters around the country, would put up $5 million towards converting the building, most recently used in 1977 as a movie theater, to a performance space, while the city would kick in $50 million in development funds and another $15 million in tax credits. We feel like we have a deal we can deliver on, said Seth W. Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. We are confident this project is going to move forward. The plan is for the refurbished theater to host approximately 250 live events, including concerts, theatrical performances and community events.
Comment: Two out of four gone. Open House Picks 6/7/2013 [Brownstoner]
Remember the neighbors who were keen to protect the green space on the interior of their block from encroachment by a proposed rear addition at 115 Lincoln Place, above? Well, after the local community board nixed the proposal, the Landmarks Preservation Commission decided it didn’t care for it either, reported The Brooklyn Eagle. LPC asked […]
Fridays at 11, Brownstoner Upstate brings you a selection of properties within three hours north, and a little east or west, of New York City. For our purposes, the term “contemporary” in relation to home design is a broad term used to describe anything that can’t really be considered mid-century modern but is not cutting-edge […]
A look at Brooklyn, then and now. After the Civil War ended, the building boom in Brooklyn began to take up speed again. By the 1870s, speculative building in the city’s neighborhoods began earnest, as the rows of Italianate, Neo-Grec and Second Empire houses began defining the neighborhoods radiating out from Downtown. Those were heady […]
Every winter for the past five years, the Brooklyn Flea has moved indoors in December. For the past few years, the market’s been at One Hanson. This year, however, we’ve set up shop in a new 50,000-square-foot space at North 5th and Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. There are about 125 flea vendors there to satisfy […]