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A 2,200-Seat Vaudeville Theater Will Become 24 Apartments

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Late last month, the DOB received an application to convert the 1914-built Alhambra Theater to 24 apartments. It's pending approval, but seeing as how the erstwhile 2,200-seat theater?which housed vaudeville acts and film screenings in its heyday but was repurposed, in the later part of last century, into a supermarket and then a school?is currently vacant and stripped of its once-glorious ornamentation, the application seems ripe for approval. Located at the corner of Knickerbocker Avenue and Halsey Street, the developer isn't named in public records, but WyckoffHeights.org, which first spotted the filing, believes early Williamsburg investor Chaskiel Strulovitch is somehow involved. He got out when it got too expensive, so perhaps Bushwick is his next frontier? Expect the building to remain at three stories and 47 feet tall, with 25,179 square feet of proposed residential space. Do the math with the number of units, and that works out to some decent-sized apartments.

· Residential conversion planned for former Alhambra Theatre [WyckoffHeights.org]
· Alhambra Theatre [Cinema Treasures]
· All Conversions coverage [Curbed]