10/06/15 4:21pm
Maybe you'll end up here one day? If you're lucky, of course. Image via Dr. Karl-Heinz Krauskopf, via OHNY

Maybe you’ll end up here one day? If you’re lucky, of course. Image via Dr. Karl-Heinz Krauskopf, via OHNY

New York City has plenty of secrets hiding behind the walls of its buildings and in its marshy areas where you usually don’t feel too much like venturing in deeply. For one weekend a year, Open House New York allows you to peek behind the walls and learn about some of the city’s most interesting buildings and landmarks. There are plenty of tours to see around the city on October 17 and 18, and plenty to see in Brooklyn, but you only have so much time. So, here are the tours we think look most interesting right here in BK (tours that require $5 reservations, which open October 7 at 11am, are noted as needing them). (more…)

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See it in real life, not just in pictures. via Kings Theatre Flickr

If you’ve been drooling over pictures of how nice the Kings Theatre looks after its $94-million restoration, you might also be someone who’s chomping at the bit to get inside and see what it looks like. Well, we’ve got good news for you, because you’ll be able to do that and do it for free. Ditmas Park Corner reports that the Church Avenue BID will hook you up with free tickets to see a preview performance at the theatre this Tuesday. All you’ve gotta do is send an email and then put on something warm, because you’re gonna be standing on line. (more…)

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Ooh, shiny. Photo by Matt Lambros, via Facebook

The curtain will rise again on Brooklyn’s historic Kings Theatre in January 2015.

Don’t remember seeing Arcade Fire perform there? The theatre on Flatbush Ave has been closed for 40 years, so the debut will be the first time in our lifetimes to visit the French Renaissance revivalist theatre, rumored to be spectacularly beautiful and lovingly restored to its original grandeur, according to a press release. (more…)