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Former site of Kim's, the Elbow Room & the Bleeker Street Cinema.

Former site of Kim's, the Elbow Room & the Bleeker Street Cinema.

144 Bleeker Street

Most recently the home of Kim's Video, this space has hosted a variety of establishments over the years, including the Bleeker Street Cinema (see below) and -- over on the right -- what had been a live music venue called The Elbow Room (I remember seeing an early Firewater gig here). Rents have evidently skyrocketed, and all had to move out. It's currently under renovation. This picture was taken under the awning of the amazingly-still-standing-but-no-longer-especially relevant Bitter End.


(photo by Robert Otter)

Berenice Abbott also took this nice picture of it in 1935

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