Brooklyn Square Named for Late Marcus Loew
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Brooklyn Square Named for Late Marcus Loew

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In the same vicinity in which the late Marcus Loew, founder of the Loew Theatres Circuit and pioneer in the motion picture exhibition business, began his successful career as a showman, a gathering of state and city officials as well as notables in the entertainment field gathered last Sunday for the dedication of Loew Square in the Pitkin Avenue district of Brooklyn. The naming of the intersection of Pitkin Avenue and Barrett Street for the late Mr. Loew was characterized by the Board of Aldermen as “in memory of a man who did much for his native city”.

The naming of this square after Marcus Loew adds another to the list of streets in New York City named for Jews. Among these are Schiff Parkway, Herzl Street and Straus Square.

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