Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn performing onstage at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts in May 2015. Photo via 651 Arts

Breathe some life into the doldrums of March with Brooklyn-based organization 651 Arts’ “Classically Black” performance series. The series of events explores black culture via an array of artistic genres, including dance, music and poetry.


Photo by Mary Hautman

Downtown Brooklyn’s recent residential explosion — while bringing activity and economic growth to the area — wasn’t the intended result of the nabe’s 2004 rezoning. Measures that were meant to turn the area into an office mecca are instead transforming it into a land of luxe condos and rentals.

With a new report released this week, Borough President Eric Adams addresses the neighborhood’s unanticipated needs and what the city can do to for its infrastructure and mixed-use future.

Rendering via CPEX

Just what Brooklyn needs: Another T-Mobile.

An additional outpost of the cell phone and communications company has signed a lease at 93 Court Street — a once-glorious Tudor-style architecture office — for $200 a square foot, a CPEX spokesperson told Brownstoner, in what may well be a new high for the area’s retail rents.

Based on a rendering from CPEX, which brokered the deal, the facade of the building will be repaired for the better, but sadly not restored. Trust us, you want to see it in its original glory: