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Ribbon cutting: transformed Loews Theater becomes a charter school

Brownsville's transformation took a leap forward as residents, representatives and developer POKO Partners celebrated the rebirth of the historic building that was once the Loews Pitkin Theater, at a ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday. … Full Article

Prudential takes over sales at MeadowWood/Gateway

East New York
Taconic Investment Partners reports a change in sales teams for one of the largest condominium conversion projects in Brooklyn:

MeadowWood at Gateway in East New York. … Full Article

Loews Pitkin restored! Movie palace now houses charter school, retail

 A ribbon cutting is planned on Sept. 13 for the recently restored Loews Pitkin Theater in Brownsville.

Developer POKO Partners LLC, based in Port Chester, will celebrate the rebirth of the landmark building, at 1501 Pitkin Ave., along with residents at 1 p.m.
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A stormy Saturday in Brooklyn

A wall of storm clouds covered Brooklyn and Queens on Saturday after tornadoes struck Canarsie and Breezy Point, hurling debris into the air and knocking out power. Videos taken by bystanders showed a funnel cloud sucking up pieces of beach cabanas, as the first moved through Breezy Point.
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Tornadoes strike Canarsie, Breezy Point

Tornadoes struck Canarsie Breezy Point on Saturday, hurling debris into the air, knocking out power but causing no serious injuries among startled residents accustomed to thinking of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon. … Full Article

30-pound turtle caught off Canarsie pier

A Queens angler was hoping to catch some fish but instead reeled in a 30-pound turtle off a Brooklyn pier.

It appears to be a baby loggerhead turtle, which can grow to be 3-feet long and up to 300 pounds. … Full Article

Musical havdalah

Musicians from two progressive synagogues will lead and outdoor picnic and Sabbath-ending havdalah service. … Full Article

East Flatbush youth: Clean up and see the Mets

East Flatbush
Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams has an offer for neighborhood sports fans that’s hard to beat: Help clean up East Flatbush during Community Clean-Up Day and receive free tickets to a New York Mets game. … Full Article

Congressman Turner Visits Marine Park Civic Association

Marine Park
Congressman Bob Turner (R-Southeast Brooklyn/Queens) attended the Marine Park Civic Association meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to have an open discussion with local residents about his work in Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn. The meeting took place at I.S. 278 on Stuart Street. … Full Article

Brooklyn man, 74, brutally robbed and assaulted in apartment elevator

East Flatbush
The NYPD is looking for the suspects who followed a man into an elevator and then viciously beat and robbed him. Police say the 74-year-old victim is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital following the weekend attack. … Full Article


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