Brooklyn News: The Brooklyn Paramount Returns


Brooklyn Paramount Set to Open Next Month With Music Shows, Restored Opulent 1920s Interior

Still putting the finishing touches on its highly anticipated restoration, Brooklyn Paramount is getting ready to open its doors March 27 as a live-music venue.

brooklyn open house -parlor with wall molding and a bay window

A Midwood Standalone With a Garage and Three More to See, Starting at $2 Million

Our picks for open houses to check out this weekend are found in Park Slope, Bed Stuy, Clinton Hill, and Midwood. They range in price from $2 million to $4.45 million.

jackson heights - living room with mantel and wood floor

Would You Live in This Well Preserved 1920s Jackson Heights Unit Asking $925K?

It’s in Jackson Heights, Queens, not Brooklyn, but this co-op is both spacious and remarkably intact, with original kitchen cupboards, bathroom tile, mantel, and parquet. In move-in condition, it’s on the third floor of one of the eight buildings in The Towers, the neighborhood’s most luxurious prewar co-op.

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Residents of the Brooklyn Home for Aged Colored People Elizabeth Jackson, age 95, and Fred Marshal, age 87, hold hands in 1951. Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle photographs, Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History

The Remarkable Story of Crown Heights’ Zion Home for Aged Colored People

Imagine being old and no longer able to work, with no family and no wealth of any kind. In the late 19th century, when our Brooklyn neighborhoods were being developed, society had no social safety net. There was no Social Security, no Medicare, and no food stamps. There were no social workers or Meals on Wheels. If you had no independent funds of your own and no family to support you, elderly people were left to the mercy of private charity and public almshouses and insane asylums. The latter were simply awful on so many levels, but that’s another story.

exterior Rheingold Senior Residences

Rheingold Senior Residences. Rendering via Magnusson Architecture and Planning

Deeply Affordable Housing Lottery Opens for Seniors on Rheingold Brewery Site in Bushwick

An affordable housing lottery has launched for 65 truly affordable apartments for seniors in an under-construction development at 15 Monteith Street in Bushwick, on a section of the sprawling former Rheingold Brewery site.

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