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Reno transforms historic Brownsville theater

September 07, 2012 12:30PM

A rendering of the Pitkin Theater renovation (credit: Brownstoner)

A $43 million adaptive reuse project in Brownsville, Brooklyn is now complete, Curbed reported. Two years ago, developer POKO Partners embarked on the redevelopment of the Pitkin Theaternto, a complex that includes retail and the Brownsville Ascend Charter School.

The theater – once home to the likes of Jackie Gleason, Milton Berle and Humphrey Bogart — closed in 1969.

POKO, with the help of architect Kitchen & Associates, restored many of the art deco features of the original building, Curbed said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 13. [Curbed] — Guelda Voien

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