Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Bringing Back Brooklyn's Loew's King Theater and More Brooklyn Briefs

- A developer has signed an agreement and made a down payment on a $70 million renovation of the old Loew’s Kings Theater in Flatbush with plans to turn it back into the biggest indoor live theater in Brooklyn. NY Times City Room

- Did you miss it? Wrap-up of the Brooklyn Real Estate Roundtable Luncheon is here. Brooklyn Eagle

- You always sort of suspected that those bags of "triple-washed" salad greens that you don't have to wash were bull. Sadly, you are right. Consumer Reports via Gothamist 

- Roving bands of hookers and drug dealers, a motorcycle club, a power substation, numerous industrial businesses and truck-clogged streets. Hey, this place would be perfect for a school!  Brooklyn Eagle 

- Is there a stalker on Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights?  BHB

- They're actually putting a newsstand within the Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street subway station. Brownstoner

- Did a Brooklyn Precinct fudge crime statistics?  NY Daily News
- Where does the water go when you flush the toilet? Now, thanks to this map, you can find out the answer. Habitat Map via Gothamist

- Tax tip of the day: Sex change surgery is tax deductible. Huffington Post

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