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I grew up a few blocks away from the theater at the beginning of Grand Street and went to Grand Street elementary school a few blocks up Grand Street in the other direction. Was a great place during the mid-1950’s to sit through cartoons, a cowboy serial and a triple feature for 10 cents. I was there and watched the building burn. I was across Grand St. from the building where the Evening News newspaper was located and watched the reporters run in and out of their building. There was also was a big glass window at street level in the newspaper building where I watched the presses rolling with the story.
Does anyone have any additional pictures or footprint plans of the Academy of Music or information about where it stood relative to buildings next to it on Broadway, particularly toward the rear?