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NYCer commented about Loew's Jersey Theatre on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Some good news. Looks like more funding and government support for the renovation of this theater. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303914304579194271702251270

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NYCer commented about UA Midway Stadium 9 on Sep 18, 2013 at 6:57 pm

Looks like there’s a new owner who bought the building for $20.5 million and is looking to develop the property. http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20130918/forest-hills/investors-who-bought-midway-theater-building-hint-at-redevelopment

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Apr 26, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Mr. Sung recently unveiled his new condo development in a former public school building nearby that he bought 30 years ago. Units start at $500K and he’s hired a real estate broker to market it to Orthodox Jewish families.

If it took 30 years for him to finish this project, who knows how long the theater will take! Theater will probably crumble first.

Two recent articles on the condos (LoDown) and how Mr. Sung’s acquired the school building (WSJ):

http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2012/03/a-conversation-with-madison-jackson-brokerdeveloper-michael-bolla.html

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203889904577199531679271756.html

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NYCer commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Shots by a local photographer who got in there recently to take some photos before the theater’s impending destruction: http://aleceiffelphoto.tumblr.com/post/16444390776/death-of-a-bodega

Also an article http://evgrieve.com/2012/01/another-look-inside-east-village-farms.html#.TyAK1HaxahE.twitter

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NYCer commented about Hollywood Theatre on Jan 13, 2012 at 7:23 am

According to the blog EVGrieve, the building’s days are numbered. The grocery store is closing and building to be demolished. Some current photos of the interior included in this post: http://evgrieve.com/2012/01/inside-old-theater-at-east-village.html

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jan 11, 2012 at 7:12 am

Article in the LoDown yesterday – prompted by the buzz on Cinema Treasures http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2012/01/update-loews-canal-street-theatres-future.html

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:16 am

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has this theater on its meeting calendar for public hearing Tuesday, June 22. Anyone wanting to testify, the meeting is at the Municipal Building, 1 Centre St, 9th Floor. Follow this url for details View link

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Apr 23, 2010 at 7:32 am

Last month, the New York City Landmarks and Preservation Commission voted to schedule hearings on landmarking this theater. This is usually the last step toward actually granting it landmark status. Unfortunately, this designation would only protect the facade on Canal St and not the rest of the building or interior, but better than nothing. Anyone interested should submit testimony or letters of support.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Jan 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm

News about the theater in the local downtown newspaper View link

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Nov 13, 2009 at 3:19 pm

Word has it that the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission is preparing to landmark the building soon.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Mar 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm

Thanks, KSwizz. You got much better images than I got from the blueprints. How do you know that dressing rooms are demolished?

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Feb 25, 2009 at 12:58 pm

See my post from Feb 15, 2008. I went to Avery and viewed the full blueprints. Behnd the terracotta facade is a massive mechanical room. This was maybe one of the 1st buildings in NY with an ‘air conditioning’ or ‘air cooling’ system. The ‘smoke stack’ is a cooling tower.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on May 9, 2008 at 6:19 am

According to architectural blueprints in the Thomas Lamb archives, there was a rather significantly sized fan room housing electrical and mechanical equipment behind the Canal Street facade above the lobby entrance.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on May 8, 2008 at 1:01 pm

I’ve been told that what appears to be black-painted windows on the Canal Street facade is actually rare black terracotta tile.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Apr 25, 2008 at 6:33 am

The non-profit organization in Chinatown looking to build an arts center in the neighborhood has been in discussions with VJHC about the site.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Apr 10, 2008 at 11:51 am

Interesting. How reliable is your source? Did s/he quote a dollar figure?

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Feb 15, 2008 at 1:02 pm

I just viewed blueprints and mechanicals for this theater at Columbia’s Avery Libary. They have two full sets of architectural drawings for this 2,313 seat tri-level theater showing specs and details of elaborate decorative plaster, grillwork, and terracotta; a copper roof; skylights; a marquee naming it Loew’s Canal; etc. Truly magnificent. Hopefully some of these details still remain on the interior.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Dec 6, 2007 at 10:03 am

For years, the theater has been used as a warehouse. Hence all the moving around and forklifts from time to time. Did it look like it was being emptied out? If so, that could be an indication of something different.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Nov 4, 2007 at 3:43 pm

Muray that theater is the Music Palace and was recently demolished to make way for a hotel. It was at the corner of Bowery and Hester. Info is at /theaters/8362/

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NYCer commented about Music Palace on Nov 4, 2007 at 3:27 pm

I hear that the structure going up on the site will be a hotel.

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NYCer commented about Loew's Canal Theatre on Aug 11, 2007 at 8:52 am

The Theater is now part of a new Lower East Side Historic District voted in last month by the local Community Board.