- When and if Hillary Clinton announces her presidential bid, her campaign headquarters may be in Brooklyn, which seems to be the new hot spot for the democratic party. [Brooklyn Magazine]
- For the best U.S. architecture per square mile, head to… Dallas? [CityLab]
- Tour Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka’s Harlem townhouse. [Architectural Digest]
- A new project through the Brooklyn public libraries will allow residents to digitally archive their neighborhood stories. [DNAinfo]
- Check out this private island home off the coast of New York City. [Scouting NY]
- Diana Ross is taking the stage tonight at the Loew’s Kings Theatre. Here’s what it took to restore the 1929 “wonder theatre.” [Curbed]
Images: Hillary Clinton via Wiki Commons (L); Loew’s Kings Theatre pre-renovation via After the Final Curtain (R)
Back in the summer we uncovered the history of the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre, which has been home to Long Island University’s gymnasium since 1963. But now, the day before the Loew’s Kings Theatre, a fellow historic movie house in Brooklyn, is set to reopen to the public, we’ve learned that the Paramount will follow suite.
Brooklyn Daily reports that the Flushing Avenue theatre in Downtown Brooklyn will once again show live performances to the public, thanks to a deal between LIU and an affiliate of the Barclays Center, which will bring 1,500 seats back to the venue (down from the original 4,000) and showcase musical and comedy performances and boxing matches, all with an emphasis on emerging artists. The remainder of the space will still serve as a practice gym for LIU athletics.
More details ahead
After nearly four decades of sitting vacant, the majestic Loew’s Kings Theatre in Flatbush will reopen. It was announced in 2010 that the 1920s movie palace would be restored to its former gilded glory thanks to a $70 million renovation, and now it’s been revealed that the reopening will take place in January 2015.
The theatre closed in 1977, but according to a press release, the new Loew’s Kings Theatre “will serve as both a cultural and economic cornerstone for the Brooklyn community, presenting more than 200 performances annually—including music, dance, theatre, and comedy—providing a resource to foster and support creativity in the area, creating jobs and attracting thousands of visitors to the neighborhood.” It will also have 3,000 seats, making it the largest theatre in Brooklyn.
Take a look at the stunning, historic interiors