7. The Street Behind the Kings Theatre Was Permanently De-mapped in the Restoration

Brooklyn Kings Theatre-Loews Wonder Theatre-Restoration-Restored-Flatbush-Brooklyn-Behind the Scenes NYC-NYCEDC-Untapped Cities-013
Occasionally in New York City, certain streets are de-mapped. One of the most famous was the closing of Temple Street and the moving of Thames Street to accommodate the Trinity and U.S. Realty Buildings in downtown Manhattan. For the Kings Theatre, East 22nd Street between Tilden Avenue and Duryea Place was de-mapped and closed for the expansion of the stage house. In a comment to the New York Times, Kyle Kimball, president of the NYCEDC explains that the expansion “will allow for dressing rooms, space to store theater sets and other critical back-of-house operations.”