Comfort Inn Lower East Side
136 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Phone: (212) 260-4141
Fax: (212) 260-9436
Tammany Hall is chaos - albeit, very controlled chaos. The live bands who perform at this venue manage to bring up the wildness that's necessary for any good live performance. Tammany Hall also has a bar to help make your night even wilder, and the fact that there is no cover charge only makes things better.
Spectrum is an artistic space by evening, when it hosts art exhibitions and many concerts. From classical to contemporary jazz and rock, it is always buzzing with events. This intimate place features a good music system and cozy seats such as reclining chairs and couches. Though the ambiance is laid-back, the music and art events are of top quality. Call ahead for the event line-up.
Googie's Lounge is the place where creative people meet and greet each other, ranging from poets to band artists. It's a lounge right above the Living Room. Over here, soft notes of piano weave a musical dream and relieve you of all the strains and hassles. This 50-capacity performance venue is where you get to see many upcoming artists showcase their talent. There's no bar at Googie's, but waitresses from the Living Room can bring drinks up. Credit cards are not accepted.
Max Fish was a popular bar on Ludlow Street for more than two decades after which it shut down but due to popular demand it reopened in 2014 at this Orchard Street location. It is a trendy space that doubles up as an art gallery and bar, and exudes the vibe of a nightclub. Just like in a club, the bar is open almost till dawn and features plenty of music and dance. There are plenty of trinkets lining the walls and their exhibitions often feature intriguing curios and contemporary artworks by upcoming New York artists. It does not serve food but there is a wide selection of beers and cocktails. This bar is mostly frequented by creative and artistic types.
Established in 1982, Teatro LATEA is a bilingual theater catering to English and Spanish speaking audiences. Housed in an 1897 structure, it hosts comedies, dramas, dances and concerts. It is also available on rent for performances, meetings and lectures.
Since it was founded in 1993, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural & Educational Center has been a center for Puerto Rican and Latino culture and knowledge in the city. As its mission, the center strives to promote, share, foster, and preserve the rich culture of the Puerto Rican and Latino community in the city. However, the center also broadens its cultural approach by openly inviting performers and artists of other communities to perform and share their talents here, thus further enriching the city's cultural scene. See the website or call to know more.
This 1849 Neo-Gothic building was originally a Jewish temple. It houses an eclectic arts center that showcases live music, theatre and art from around the world. The center was founded by sculptor Angel Orensanz as part of an effort to revitalize the Lower East Side. The beautiful building, which had also once served as a cathedral, had fallen into disrepair. Now thanks to the foundation, it is one of the Lower East Side's most beloved institutions and hosts the annual Vision Festival.
Rockwood Music Hall is a tiny little club nestled in the heart of the East Village that delivers intimate concerts of five or six performances a night, every night. Fans repeat what a pleasure it is seeing their favorite performers in this cozy venue that despite its size keeps bustling all week long. There is no cover charge, just a one drink minimum. Check out the websites for details.
The Living Theater is an experimental theater group that is internationally known for its innovative writing and production of drama that focuses on political, social and cultural issues. The group's own venue on 21 Clinton Street features productions as well as musical, dance, poetry, workshops and cultural events. Their work aims at provoking the audience and challenging norms and beliefs. The most popular plays that are staged over here include 'The Brig' and 'NO SIR!'
Nestled in an old warehouse building, this cinema house was formerly known as the Houston Hippodrome Motion Picture Theater. After some major renovations in 2001, Landmark's Sunshine Cinema is now one of the best theaters on the Lower East Side. Five state-of-the-art screens, Dolby digital sound, stadium seating, comfortable chairs, a Japanese rock garden and gourmet delights all make for a lovely experience. For film times, ticket prices and further information please call, or see their website.
Built in January 2000, the Pioneer Theater is a regular neighborhood cinema house with a seating capacity of around 100. It screens a whole gamut of American and foreign films, plus special programs and retrospectives. The theater can also be booked for private screenings and parties. For further information about the schedule and ticket bookings, please call or check the website.
This Lower East Side venue for live concerts routinely showcases the best in new and underground music. The space, which was once a vaudeville theater, boasts an excellent sound system and plenty of ideal viewing. Those wanting to hang back should check out the balcony. If you want more action, you will be happy to learn that the front rows routinely turn into dancing pits.