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 Cocktail Blue LLC
Type Nightclub
Seating type Standing room only
Capacity 575
Construction
Built 1929
Opened 1998
Website
boweryballroom.com

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 1998 it was converted into a music venue.[2] It has a capacity of 575 people.[3]

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

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.[4] It also appears in the 2000 film Coyote Ugly as well as the 2008 film Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the Bowery Ballroom", Bowery Ballroom website (archived 2007)
  2. ^ Kemp, Rob. "Bowery Ballroom". New York Magazine. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  3. ^ Sisario, Ben. "A Small Strategy for Selling Concerts". The New York Times. Retrieved November 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Bowery Songs, Joan Baez, Music CD - Barnes & Noble". Music.barnesandnoble.com. 2004-11-06. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 
  5. ^ Previous post Next post (2008-10-02). "Review: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist Strikes Sweet Chord | Underwire | Wired.com". Blog.wired.com. Retrieved 2010-08-07. 

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