There was an official groundbreaking for the Theater for a New Audience in the BAM Cultural District this morning, even though construction started up on the future 299-seat venue earlier this week. There’s a permit in place for a four-story, 61-foot building on the Rockwell Place site, but the only rendering that’s been released is more than a year old. The city will be releasing more information and renderings later this afternoon, so check back here for updates as they come in. Update: Renderings for the theater are now live. Check out a few more, including a picture of the groundbreaking, after the jump. The TFNA also has this to say about its new space: “Acclaimed theatre architect Hugh Hardy has designed Theatre for a New Audience’s first home in the BAM Cultural District. Our home will be a 27,500 square-foot, sustainable “green” building, both elegant and efficient…. The design of our Mainstage is inspired by the Cottlesloe Theatre of Britain’s Royal National, a gorgeous, hardworking playhouse.” Construction should last until April 2013, with the first season slated for the spring of 2013.
Theater for a New Audience Groundbreaking This Friday [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Open Source Gallery in South Slope is looking to foster conversation, community and art with its nightly Soup Kitchen events, where a “creative volunteer” cooks for a large group of people and anyone is welcome to stop by. A volunteer chef is responsible for cooking a one-pot meal to feed 15 to 20 people, and […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Free Hebrew Burial Society for the Poor of Brooklyn, now supermarket Address: 101 Varet Street Cross Streets: Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street Neighborhood: East Williamsburg Year Built: 1918 Architectural Style: Early 20th century commercial Architect: Tobias Goldstone Other buildings by architect: Lots of smaller buildings in Wiliamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick area in […]
A reader sent in these two photos of the first Brooklyn Whole Foods opening today at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus. Looks busy! We hear there are tons of delicious samples. Anyone checked it out yet? More after the jump. GMAP
This Carroll Gardens Italianate seems to have a little more original detail left than most in the area, including plaster cornices, medallions, ornate marble mantels, floors, stair and pocket doors. Best of all, there’s a side bay window that brings a lot of light into the interior. It’s currently set up as a two-family over […]