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One has been able to walk up Avenue A on certain nights and get a pretty good glimpse of the what’s left of interior of this theatre by checking the fire escape doors, which seem to be permanently open now.
To finalize this, the building next door (home to John Belushi, when he first arrived in NYC)was torn down as well.
A 21 story condominium is in the process of being built on the site. One bedroom condos start at $850,000.00.
The neighborhood is not changing, it’s over.
Yes NYU is clearly that powerful.
Apparently, NYU has leased out the ground floor of the Palladium dormitory to Trader Joe’s, which will be opening in a couple of months.
I have a feeling the Variety was torn down to allow the new tenants to receive loading dock deliveries off the street.
Or am I too cynical?
no it’s not. its no consolation that you got a souvenir, at all. They’re in incredible condition because they’re basically under 10 years old. They’re not original to the theatre.
Its totally over. This theatre has been completely demolished and carted away. Its a small empty lot now.
the roof has been torn off, and there’s basically nothing left of this theatre with the exception of a partial facade.
The scaffolding has come down, and just this week, the theatre was gutted down to the bare brick walls, even though the construction permit states that there is no change in usage. There is a raw, rusted I-beam where the marquee once was. Tragic. Again.
apparently whoever has done the damage is now content to let it sit there, minus marquee and and decorative cornice.
the marquee is being demolished as I type this. the signage at the top of the building and its decorative details have been removed. This is just too sad for words.