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Site of Bed-Stuy’s former Slave Theater is for sale

The site, along with two adjacent lots, are going for $38 million


The site where Bed-Stuy’s historic Slave Theater once stood has returned to the market. After a failed attempt in 2012 to save the theater, which from 1984 to 1998 served as home to political activism and afrocentrism, the neglected building sold for $2.1 million. There was hope that the new owners would incorporate the theater into whatever plans were in store for the site, but by December 2016, the Slave Theater was torn down.

According to New York YIMBY, Morris Adjmi Architects is carrying out a zoning and study use for the site—which also includes lots at 1215 Fulton Street, 10 Halsey Street, and 16 Halsey Street—and as a result, has preliminary renderings that show what could become of the parcel. According to documents, the site would give way to a mixed-use development with roughly 78,000 square feet of residential space, 55,700 square feet of office space, and 8,600 square feet of retail.

The T-shaped parcel of land, which includes the site of the erstwhile Slave Theater, is asking $37.95 million and Cushman & Wakefield are the site’s brokers. Per Brownstoner, no applications for new building permits have been filed just yet, though developer Industrie Capital Partners mentions plans to develop the parcel on its website.

Rendering of preliminary designs at 1215 Fulton Street.
Via New York YIMBY

Slave Theater

1215 Fulton St, Brooklyn, New York 11216