Another fantastic post by After the Final Curtain. This photo series focuses on Loew’s Coney Island Theatre, better known as the Shore Theater. The 2,387-seat Renaissance Revival-style theater opened in 1925. According to ATFC, “The theater was designed to be a combination house, showing both vaudeville and motion pictures, but eventually phased out the vaudeville performances.” The theater changed hands in 1964 and featured live performances, burlesque shows, and movies. In the early ’70s it was showing adult films before finally closing in 1973. Although designated a landmark in 2010, the interior isn’t landmarked and all the seats on the main level have been removed and the floor leveled. What a shame if anything more is lost. You can read more about the theater’s history in this Building of the Day post. The full photo essay lives here.
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There will be five homes, all with gardens or landscaped decks, on The Brooklyn Heights Association’s house tour this year. Also on the program are refreshments and guided tours of the sanctuary at the historic Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims. The tour takes place Saturday, May 10, from 1 to 5 pm. Tickets ($30 for members […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: The Decatur Address: 142-144 Decatur Street Cross Streets: Corner Marcus Garvey Boulevard Neighborhood: Stuyvesant Heights Year Built: 1888 Architectural Style: Romanesque Revival Architect: George L. Morse Other work by architect: Temple Bar Building – Court Street, Franklin Trust – Montague Street, Abraham & Straus annex – Livingston Street, […]
Brooklyn-based real estate firm Realty Collective will open an office in Clinton Hill, its fourth location. The official opening of the office at 466 Grand Avenue will take place Sunday April 27, the firm said in a press release. The new location will also handle business in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Its […]
OK, it’s really narrow and there are a lot of down lights but this Greenwood Heights house at 396A 19th Street looks pretty cute to us. Goes to show what some great rugs and Timorous Beasties wallpaper can do, right? That bath looks pretty slick, and we also like the new unpainted clapboard exterior. We’re not so […]