Decatur Theater

1674 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Afcham on August 30, 2004 at 1:31 am

If it is on the south side of the street, it is not in the old town of Bushwick. Broadway was originally named division street, it was the border line of Brooklyn and Bushwick (The RKO Bushwick was not actually in Bushwick either). The south side of the street was actually Brooklyn and to be more specific it is the old Bedford section (Bedford was absorbed by Brooklyn very early). The name Bedford Stuyvesant came to be used in late 1920’s – 1930’s (Stuyvesant being a Neighborhood now partially landmarked).

PeterKoch on August 24, 2004 at 2:36 pm

The following image is of a building on the opposite side of Broadway from the Decatur Theater, only two blocks away at most :

PeterKoch on August 23, 2004 at 2:25 pm

Thanks, Bway. All the more reason for me to take a thorough “field trip” to Bushwick one day soon.

Bway on August 22, 2004 at 12:00 pm

Peter, I looked up the address and a listing is listed for 1674 Broadway. It is:
Henry Distributers, Inc
Henry Builders G C
1674 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11207

So it is not an empty lot. There is some structure still there. Whether it’s the old Decatur building or a replacement building, I am not sure….I guess only a roadtrip one day will solver this.

PeterKoch on August 20, 2004 at 2:30 pm

Here’s a link to an image of 1666 Broadway, only four doors away from where the Decatur Theater once was. It’s as close as I can now come to a photo of the Decatur :

I suspect the Decatur Theater was much like the small former Haven Theater near Jamaica Avenue and Forest Parkway in Woodhaven, Queens, NY.