Plans for 70 Henry Street, currently home to Brooklyn Heights Cinema, were finally revealed last night when architects Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel proposed their plans to the Land Use Committee of Community Board 3. Brownstoner reports that the board approved the plans, which call for a five-story, 17-unit rental building with commercial space along Henry Street and a single-screen movie theater on the first floor and part of the basement. As for the preservationists who are against the theater's demolition, a commissioned historical report shows that the current single story structure actually has no historical significance, as the lot originally housed a five-story tenement. The architects are not releasing renderings until they get approval from the LPC, but 'Stoner has a (super blurry) picture of the rendering shown at the meeting. Looks like the new build will be a brick building with large windows that seemed to have a lot of steel.
· New Building, and Cinema, for 70 Henry Street [Brownstoner]
· Brooklyn Heights Cinema coverage [Curbed]