226 W 150th st.
45 W 139th St
40 Pinehurst Ave.
Photo By: Mathew Henry
By Bohemia Agent Michael O'Brien -
As a new agent at Bohemia, I have spent a lot of extra time the past few months exploring every nook and cranny of Upper Manhattan. I, like many of my fellow Bohemians, have a background in the theatre and one thing has been catching my eye quite a bit on my adventures uptown lately … Theaters.
Quite frequently I find myself looking at a building and wondering, “Was that a theatre?”
Upon some further investigation, I have found that upper Manhattan is littered with these amazing relics of the past. Everyone is familiar with The Apollo Theatre in Harlem (Pictured Above), and many people know of the United Palace at 175th (Pictured to the Left) which is still a functioning performance venue, but not many people know about the beautiful performance venues from the past that have either been repurposed, or unfortunately sit abandoned waiting for a new life. Below are just a few of these beautiful buildings that you may or may not have known existed.
Michael O'Brien is a transplant from Boston, MA. After moving to NYC to pursue a career in the performing arts he has been seen on stage at theaters around the country. Having lived in Harlem/Washington Heights for the past 5 years