RKO Keith’s in Flushing sold for $30M to new developer
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The former RKO Keith’s movie house in Flushing has changed hands again. Developer Patrick Thompson has sold the historic theater site for $30 million to JK Equities, a private real estate company based in New York, a spokesperson for the new developers said. “The offer was generous, and Patrick decided to sell,” said Michael Nussbaum, a former spokesperson […]

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RKO Keith’s to rise: FAA approval means 17-story development will fly
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While the curtain has long come down on a historic former movie house in Flushing, recent approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has green lighted RKO Keith’s Theatre for Act 2. The proposed 17-story development will be built approximately 7,000 feet from the runway at LaGuardia Airport, which raised concerns in the past as […]

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RKO Keith’s project has a partner
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Plans to revamp a historic and long-stagnant Flushing landmark are chugging full steam ahead, officials said, despite rumors that the latest owner of the RKO Keith’s Theatre will sell the site. According to Michael Nussbaum, a spokesperson for Patrick Thompson — who bought the foreclosed Northern Boulevard property for $20 million in 2010 — the […]

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RKO Keith Theater develops
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The rebirth of the RKO Keith Theater is more reality than Hollywood fantasy – reports that it will be redeveloped into apartments and shops are based on a true story. Developer Patrick Thompson purchased the Flushing landmark for $20 million and plans to restore the historic lobby while building a 17-story tower with stores, 357 […]

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RKO Keith project moves ahead

After the Board of Standards and Appeals (BSA) unanimously approved the number of apartments in the complex, RKO Keith Theater developer Patrick Thompson moved closer to achieving a feat 25 years in the making. The developer’s privately-funded $160 million plan to restore the landmark lobby, build a 17-story tower with stores and 357 rental apartments […]

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