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.
The Heights Cafe restaurant at 84 Montague Street re-opened earlier this month after six weeks of interior renovations. There is also a new menu, with new-American fare such as a lobster roll, oyster po-boy, a burger, veal and wild mushroom meatloaf and a ribeye. Click through to the jump for an interior shot. Has anyone […]
Huge and on a corner, this gem of a Greek Revival house at 15 Willow Street in Brooklyn Heights was built in 1834. The proportions are impressive: It’s 25.5 feet wide with five stories and 39 windows. It has beautiful marble and wood Greek Revival fireplaces, dentil crown molding as well as the other moldings […]
It’s rare to find a decent-sized prewar two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn Heights for under a million bucks these days, so this co-op at the St. George Tower on Hicks and Clark asking $950,000 might strike someone’s fancy. It’s not huge and it doesn’t feel as vintage-y as some prewar fans might want, but it’s on […]
This renovated studio for rent in a Kensington co-op is bright white, new looking and relatively spacious. The L-shaped apartment has a bunch of white built-in wall units that offer tons of storage but give the space a somewhat clinical (or very modern) look. Those little built-in tables in the living area could function as […]
A real estate firm named JEMB Realty bought a parking lot in downtown Brooklyn for $38,464,188. If that seems like a staggering amount to pay for a parking lot, well, it’s located at 420-428 Albee Square, right across the street from City Point. It’s got 185,000 buildable square feet, The Real Deal reported. That works […]