A film about Crown Heights’ Starlite Lounge, the gay bar that opened in 1959 and closed last year, is currently in post-production. Here’s a description of the film: “Starlite is a feature length documentary about the eviction of a neighborhood bar that brings to light the importance of protecting cultural institutions, and the perilous effects of denying representation to the residents of marginalized communities undergoing economic redevelopment.” The filmmakers are raising funds to finish the project, and there’s going to be a rough cut screening of it at the LGBT Center on Thursday. Meanwhile, a Starlite reunion party is going to be held this weekend at a TBD location in support of the planned reopening of the bar.
The Starlite Project [Official Site]
Brooklyn is slated to lose a number of its wood frame houses to development this year. Often these houses are some of the oldest in the borough, although they may not look like much, at least from the outside. Just like so many other aging wood frames in Brooklyn, this little house on Chauncey Street […]
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Next weekend, the third annual Brooklyn Zine Fest returns to the Brooklyn Historical Society with panels and a wide variety of publishers, artists and writers selling their wares. Panels will discuss topics like queer and trans zine writers, zine collecting and publishing zines anonymously. And over 150 zine enthusiasts will be selling self-published magazines on everything […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row house Address: 245 Front Street Cross Streets: Bridge and Gold Streets Neighborhood: Vinegar Hill Year Built: 1852-55 Architectural Style: Greek Revival Architect: Unknown. Landmarked: Yes, part of Vinegar Hill HD (1997) The story: Like stumbling upon Brigadoon, Vinegar Hill is hidden from most people’s view, tucked away […]