The designer is known for unusual forms that play with privacy and openness, including a bushy apartment tower that seems to defy its materials.
The Collective's ambitious expansion plans include apartments, hotel rooms and public space on the site of the iconic theater and hub of Afrocentrism.
Once a unique hub of Afrocentrism in Bed Stuy, the former Slave Theater will become a mix of apartments, hotel, restaurant and community space.
A new rendering by Morris Adjmi Architects shows a massive development that will tower over the block.
The storied Bed Stuy theater is gone, and its new owner plans a mixed-use building with apartments.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we’ve collected the stories of a few remarkable Brooklyn people (and places) who fought for racial justice — from the groundbreaking politician Shirley Chisholm to the rebirth of Bed Stuy, and the role of the Slave Theater in Afro-centric activism.
So grab a nice cup of coffee or tea and settle in to read a few tales to make you Brooklyn proud.
When we look back at the biggest Brooklyn news stories of 2015, we see a trend: the continued desirability of Brooklyn and its rising stature.
For many people in Bedford Stuyvesant, home to Brooklyn’s largest African American community, Fulton Street’s Slave Theater is not just a building — it’s a metaphor.
The name has always been uncomfortable. Who wants to be reminded of slavery? Who wants to be reminded of slavery when going to the movies, of all times?
That’s just why Judge John L. Phillips chose the name.
The new owners of Bed Stuy’s iconic Slave Theater filed permits on Wednesday to demolish the once-vibrant hub of civil rights activism.
Spurred into action at the prospect of demolition, 81-year-old Clarence Hardy — a former caretaker of the space who claims to be its rightful owner — climbed atop the Slave’s marquee on Friday and threatened to jump if the theater wasn’t saved.
Bed Stuy’s historic Slave Theater — a bastion of Afro-centric culture and activism since the 1980s — and two adjacent lots were sold to developer Eli Hemway for $18,500,000, according to The Real Deal. Permits have yet to be filed for development or renovation at any of the three sites: 1215 Fulton Street, 10 Halsey Street, and 16 Halsey Street.
Given the theater’s embattled history (more on that below), a kerfuffle is likely.