The $43 million renovation of Brownsville’s Pitkin Theater is all done! Plans to transform the decrepit theater into a charter school with retail space were announced July of 2010. Now Curbed reports that Poko Partners and the firm Kitchen and Associates finished the adaptive reuse project, giving 130,000 square feet over seven floors to Ascend Charter School, with a discount store at street level. The architecture firm restored the building’s exterior neo-classical and Art Deco features. The interior now has a gym, auditorium, science labs and art rooms. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, Sept. 13.
Decrepit Brooklyn Movie Theater Reborn as Charter School [Curbed]
Loew’s Pitkin to Be Converted to School, Retail [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Home renovation matchmaking and blog site Sweeten has mapped every residential renovation project filed with the New York City Department of Buildings over the past 10 years. They pulled some data for us that shows Brooklynites filed 6,776 home renovations in the first six months of the year, and $77,710 was the average cost of […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Marine Commandant’s House, Brooklyn Navy Yard, now BLDG 92 Address: 63 Flushing Avenue Cross Streets: Carlton Avenue Neighborhood: Fort Greene Year Built: Original building, 1857, new addition and BLDG 92 complex, 2012 Architectural Style: Original building, Italianate Architect: Original Marine Commandant’s house — Thomas U. Walter. BLDG 92 rehab and […]
Property owner Infinity Real Estate recently filed new building applications for 1245 Fulton Street in Bed Stuy, where Planet Fitness inked a lease in October. Although the gym had reportedly originally planned to add a second story onto the existing building, now it looks like the landlord is planning to build an entirely new one-story […]
This seems like such a cute house at such a good price for Brooklyn. We like Wallabout and we like the renovation, which features a steel and reclaimed wood staircase, teak hardwood floors, Carrera Carrara marble counters in the kitchen, and lacquer cabinets. All the mechanicals are new, as is the siding, windows, roof, and skylights. The […]