04/08/15 11:37am
brooklyn paramount theater

Enjoy the kind of palace your grandparents did, without the world being in black and white.via the LIU Flickr

Ah, the 40s and 50s. A time of class, beautiful movie palaces and political and artistic repression that we try not to talk about that often. Whatever those decades’ problems, they definitely nailed the whole “having a nice place to see a show” thing, but now following in the footsteps of the Kings Theater being restored and reopened, the Brooklyn Paramount Theater in Downtown Brooklyn is going to go through a 24-month renovation and reopen in 2017 as a 3,500-seat music venue. Beautiful movie palaces and a more free and open society? Score one for lousy millennials over the Greatest Generation. (more…)

It's true: Fabolous really loves Brooklyn. via Dime Magazine.

It’s true: Fabolous really loves Brooklyn. via Brooklyn Nets.

The Nets want you to know that they’re in Brooklyn. They really, really want you to know just how Brooklyn they are, and so this Sunday, they’re going to prove it, not just with art, not just with fresh kicks, but with a sneaker-themed art contest judged by Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, songmaster of “You Be Killin’ Em” fame. (more…)

The Blackbirds take the long walk over to St. Francis to take on the Terriers tonight. via LIU

The Blackbirds take the long walk over to St. Francis to take on the Terriers tonight. via LIU

Kansas/Missouri. Michigan/Michigan State. Duke/Everybody (everyone hates Duke). These are some of the most storied rivalries in college basketball, blood feuds that go back decades. Brooklyn isn’t always seen as a hotbed of college athletics, despite the LIU Blackbirds making the NCAA tournament the last couple of years, but you can change that perception tonight by checking out the Battle of Brooklyn, between St. Francis College and Long Island University. (more…)