East New York

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

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

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

You Say You Want A Revolution: Charles M. Ryder House, 32 Village Road North

What will happen next to a historic Gravesend home that George Washington visited just after the end of the Revolutionary War? … Full Article

You Say You Want A Revolution: Lady Moody's House, 27 Gravesend Neck Road

Everybody in Brooklyn calls this Lady Moody's House. … Full Article

You Say You Want A Revolution: Hendrick I. Lott House, 1940 E. 36th St.

This city landmark partly built in 1720 should be ready for public viewing before the snow flies — or at least the grounds should be. … Full Article


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