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Best Entertainment in New York

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Duplex

Part cabaret, game room, bar and performance space, this West Village haunt is considered an institution by many locals. Boasting the city's oldest cabaret, it features top quality entertainers on a regular basis. After a sultry show, stop by the piano bar downstairs and join the lively singing crowd. Chill in the newly-renovated upstairs bar and enjoy its awesome sound system and three flat panel TVs. The outdoor cafe is one of the best places to people-watch in the West Village.

New York, NY, United States
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New York Live Arts

In 2011, two groups called Dance Theater Workshop and Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company came together to form the New York Live Arts, a renowned performing arts venue. The experience and expertise of both these institutes merged to create an outstanding dance theater that encourages dancers to test their personal boundaries of creativity and innovation. Exploring new forms of dance, experimentation and continuous evolution keeps this place alive and kicking. Audiences are treated to dance forms from around the world and every choreographed act narrates a distinct story. New York Live Arts also conducts courses, workshops, seminars and events that further enhance and refine the skills of the artistes.

New York, NY, United States
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Upright Citizens Brigade Theater

If you're a big fan of theatre or comedy than head to Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Chelsea. The admission fee is priced at a low cost. Guests always praise the performances of the actors as they give it their best. The theatre also has a bar where you can sip on a beer while the show is on.

New York, NY, United States
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Brooklyn Bowl

Set in an expansive 23,000 square feet (2137 square meters) space, Brooklyn Bowl is a melting pot of everything anyone could ask for. A 16-lane bowling alley with massive projection screens has warmed the hearts of locals who stop by to enjoy Happy Hour, when bowling is free. It is possible to rent the space for private events where they provide for live bands, DJs, lighting, photography, flowers, decor, parking and more. Often one can find film or photography shoots happening here. Brooklyn Bowl is also a popular concert venue, hosting many big name acts throughout the year.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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The McKittrick Hotel

Built in 1939, the McKittrick Hotel closed down before its opening, owing to the World War II. The well-decorated rooms, antique furniture and lavish interiors were left abandoned. Until, the Punchdrunk production company decided to use this hotel for their innovative theatrical play Sleep No More. Instead of conducting drama on a single stage, at McKittrick Hotel every room has something different to offer; audiences can wander from room to room and be a part the act too. So while you are in town, do visit this hotel and be a part of the conniving and fearful world of Lady Macbeth, witches and other characters.

New York, NY, United States
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Barclays Center

A premier sporting arena and entertainment center in Brooklyn, Barclays Center opened with much fanfare in September 2012 with their very first event, a deafening Jay-Z concert, being a sold out affair. It's not surprising though, as Brooklyn has never been short on enthusiasm in terms of mega sports and entertainment. The gigantic venue boasts of a capacity of 19,000 fans and can host basketball and ice hockey as well as concerts with equal aplomb. Designed by the experts responsible for such stellar venues as TD Garden and Time Warner Cable Arena, Barclays Center boasts of excellent facilities for fans. There are VIP as well as party suites catering to those looking for a bit of privacy. There are no less than 37 food options as well as a few shopping outlets. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden

One of the major landmarks of New York City, Madison Square Garden's theater evokes sweet memories for visitors to this place. Though primarily known for sporting events, Madison Square Garden (MSG) is favored by lovers of theater as well. Check out the musical concerts at the Theater of MSG. Watch your favorite pugilists fight to the finish as you hang on to the edge of your seat or spend some happy moments with your loved ones while enjoying the family shows. Regardless of what you choose, it's unlikely that you will leave this theater without wanting to come back again.

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Madison Square Garden

A renowned entertainment venue in the Big Apple, Madison Square Garden has gained iconic importance around the world. Attracting crowds since 1968, the stadium is abuzz with voices of Knicks and Rangers fans. With a capacity of 18,000, it is considered to be Midtown Manhattan's revered and oldest entertainment spot. From glamorous music concerts to award shows, the venue has witnessed some of the biggest events over time. A sought after venue in New York City and sitting right above Penn Station, it is easily accessible for everyone.

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Union Hall

The Union Hall is a former warehouse that has been transformed into a chic nightclub, restaurant, bar and concert venue. Garden seating, a fireplace and two bocce courts give this place a whole new effect. The stylish interiors bring to mind a bygone era and create an intimate space to sip on craft brews and share upscale pub plates. Brunch is offered on the weekends as well as a bar menu served daily. Union Hall is a popular event venue and hosts live shows from concerts to comedy and even science night! The roster of talent is always changing, so there's always something new to discover here.

Brooklyn, NY, United States
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PlayStation Theater

Concerts by the hottest performers, and live television and awards shows are what PlayStation Theater is famous for. A stone's throw from Broadway, it boasts of amazing acoustics by JBL, and an interactive environment. The auditorium has a high definition screen that can display live and digital videos. An evening of action-packed entertainment is a guarantee out here. Besides, you can host business meetings, corporate dos and conferences at this venue, as well.

New York, NY, United States
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Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Named after the celebrated caricaturist Al Hirschfeld, this theater was opened to public in June 2003. Formerly known as the Martin Beck theater, this place is one of the most popular Broadway venues in the city. Designed by architect G. Albert Lansburgh, the Al Hirschfeld is the only theater in New York that was owned outright without a mortgage. Famous appearances include Basil Rathbone as Romeo to Juliet played by Katharine Cornell.

New York, NY, United States
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Radio City Music Hall

Home to the legendary dance company The Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most spectacular and famous performance venues in the United States. Its locale in the heart of the Big Apple has made it a cultural center, particularly during the Christmas season. Originally opened in 1932 and nicknamed "The Palace for the People," Radio City was renovated in 1980. Anybody who is anybody has performed here - New York legends Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis, Jr. are just a few that spring to mind, and to this day, the stage remains a showcase for entertainment royalty.

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