micropolisnyc:

The dramatically dilapidated Loews King Theatre, on Flatbush Avenue, is set for a resurrection.

The place was built in 1929. A young Barbra Streisand once worked here. So did Sylvester Stallone.

It’s been closed since 1977, but it’s still the largest indoor theater in Brooklyn, with 3,200 seats. I got to walk around inside yesterday, and despite all the dust and decay, it’s pretty spectacular.

The plan is to restore its former grandeur, and turn it into a major performing arts center. Opening set for 2015.

As a former Brooklynite, I should confess: I’m a little envious.

Nothing like urban decay, I swear.

LOVE. LURV. LOAF. LUFF, two F’s.
capitalnewyork:

Woody Allen, last night at 92Y, discussing how much Diane Keaton changed the way he wrote.
“When I started, I could only write for me. Now I think I write better women than men.”

LOVE. LURV. LOAF. LUFF, two F’s.

capitalnewyork:

Woody Allen, last night at 92Y, discussing how much Diane Keaton changed the way he wrote.

“When I started, I could only write for me. Now I think I write better women than men.”