Bowery Ballroom

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Bowery Ballroom
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Address 6 Delancey Street
Location New York, NY 10002
Coordinates 40°43′14″N 73°59′38″W / 40.7206°N 73.9939°W / 40.7206; -73.9939Coordinates: 40°43′14″N 73°59′38″W / 40.7206°N 73.9939°W / 40.7206; -73.9939
Owner The Bowery Presents
Type Nightclub
Seating type Standing room only
Capacity 795
Built 1929
Opened 1997

The Bowery Ballroom is a music venue in the Bowery section of Manhattan, New York City. The structure, at 6 Delancey Street, was built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It stood vacant until the end of WWII, when it became a high-end retail store. The neighborhood subsequently went into decline again, and so did the caliber of businesses occupying the space.[1] In 1997 it was converted into a music venue. It has a capacity of 550 people.[2]

Directly in front of the venue's entrance is one of two entrances to the Bowery station on the BMT Nassau Street Line (J Z trains) of the New York City Subway (the other entrance is across Delancey Street).

The club serves as the namesake of Joan Baez's Bowery Songs album, recorded live at a concert at the Bowery Ballroom on November 6, 2004.[3] It also appears in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly as well as the 2008 film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.[4]


  1. ^ "History of the Bowery Ballroom", Bowery Ballroom website (archived 2007)
  2. ^ Carlson, Jen (2007-08-14). "New Venue Alert: Terminal 5". Gothamist. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  3. ^ "Bowery Songs, Joan Baez, Music CD - Barnes & Noble". 2004-11-06. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  4. ^ Previous post Next post (2008-10-02). "Review: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Strikes Sweet Chord | Underwire |". Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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40°43′14″N 73°59′38″W / 40.7206°N 73.9939°W / 40.7206; -73.9939