Saving old theater could help Flatbush

Engquist, Erik
April 2006
Crain's New York Business;4/3/2006, Vol. 22 Issue 14, p30
This article reports that Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz has asked New York City's Economic Development Corp., (EDC) about the proposal to convert the deteriorating Loews Kings theater into a mall. Given its cavernous interior and potential 800-car parking lot, no small number of developers would like to gut the place and make it a mini-mall. Markowitz doesn't deny an attachment to the theater, where he had his first date and his high school graduation ceremony. According to him, it is one of those buildings worthy of being preserved for this and future generations. At Markowitz's request, the EDC has put its plans on hold to see if further study is warranted, but reclamation of the Loews Kings might be a long shot.


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