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The Pavilion Theater, the seven-screen art deco movie theater at Prospect Park West and 14th Street, will be converted into condos, the Real Deal reported today. According to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings, Hidrock Realty, the Midtown-based developer that purchased the theater for $16 million in 2006, is planning to construct a 24-unit, six-story building with ground-floor retail space at the site. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Pavilion...
Hey, so: Spring is here. It's warm enough to walk around without a jacket, and the huge disgusting piles of dark, dirty snow are finally melting because hey! Spring is here. So get out there, you guys, and do spring things like walking and biking and frolicking. Just don't do those things on the Brooklyn Bridge because you will be jammed in with your fellow walkers and bikers and frolickers like so many marshmallow-y...
What did you ask the City Council for Christmas/Hanukkah/Non-Religious Festivus times, kiddies? (Was it a bunny rabbit? Eek. Sorry about that.) If it was "cut out the damn racket on the sidewalk at 7 a.m." then you might just be in luck: The city is flirting with regulations that would require construction crews and contractors to switch from good old hearing damage-inducing pneumatic jackhammers to (slightly) quieter electric counterparts. At least at night. The New...
Robberies in Bushwick have jumped a healthy 39 percent this year, thanks in part to the mega-construction boom that’s overtaken the neighborhood. In the last month alone there were 47 burglaries, almost double the 24 the police clocked in the same period last year. The NYPD reports that many of the incidents are thieves swiping appliances and tools from open construction sites. So like, watch that toaster, bro. Precinct Captain Maximo Tolentino spoke at a...

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