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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 Wall Street Crash in 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]

Bowery Ballroom
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Address6 Delancey Street
LocationNew York, NY 10002
Coordinates40°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
Public transitNew York City Subway: "J" train"Z" train at Bowery
New York City Bus: M103
OwnerCocktail Blue LLC
Seating typeStanding room only

Directly in front of the venue's entrance is one of the entrances to the Bowery station on the BMT Nassau Street Line (J and ​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 & Norah's Infinite Playlist.[5]


  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". 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 |". Retrieved 2010-08-07.

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