Tag: theatres

8-Story Apartment Building to Replace Old East Village Theater

Many of us have known for some time that the former theater at 98 Avenue A would be facing the wrecking ball. In June of last year, a demolition application was filed at the Department of Buildings (DOB), but it …

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The Artist: Anthony F. Dumas and His Theater Drawings

An amazing resource that we have featured here and there on Off the Grid is the theater drawings of Anthony F. Dumas. From the Jewish Rialto along lower Second Avenue to the little gems hidden in the nooks and crannies …

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Yesteryear: The Theatre Unique

Today, we think of Times Square when we think of the theatre district, but over 100 years ago, 14th Street centered around Union Square was full of theatre houses. The photo above shows what 136 East 14th Street looked like …

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East Village Movie House Launched Big Careers

What does a beloved TV sitcom mom, Ike and Tina Turner, and one bad motha have in common? All were portrayed by actors who honed their craft at a theater company that had its start in the East Village. Phylicia …

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