Friday, August 31, 2007

Word # 1,001

[Yes, I really should get crackin' on that Schaefer Music Fest post.]
UPDATE: Voice article on the Kristal estate.

Monday, August 27, 2007

More dead Brooklyn knowledge

Forgotten NY does it again by hipping me to the existence of yet another Brooklyn movie-theater-turned-short-lived-rock-venue, the Fortway. Chuck Berry is known to have played there in 1972...any other documented acts?

D.C. is well aware that this doesn't make up for a lack of solid posts as of late. As always, I'm workin' on it!

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.