Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Only the Dead knew Brooklyn

I've been curious about the story behind Brooklyn's 46th Street Rock Palace (a.k.a. Bananafish Gardens) ever since coming across a reference to it on some Dead site. The ever-exploratory Kevin Walsh of Forgotten NY fame has solved the mystery and given the venue a nice write-up on a page about Alben Square. Some further info is available at, as the joint was previously a movie palace (originally the Universal, later Loew's 46th Street). I might try to compile a brief list of show dates at some point. Thanks to reader/veteran NYC cabbie Wayne for the heads up!

UPDATE 1/29/2014:  Here's a photo essay on the current state of the building, courtesy of After the Final Curtain.

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