The Living Room

in New York, United States

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152 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002, USA
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N40° 43' 15.24" W73° 59' 16.08"   (40.7209, -73.9878)
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The Living Room is a music venue on Metropolitan Avenue in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, which was originally established on Stanton Street of the Lower East Side in New York City in New York City in 1988. The Living Room is co-owned by Steve Rosenthal and Jennifer Gilson. The Living Room has showcased some of the best of New York City’s singer/songwriter, alt-country, and rock. The Living Room moved to 134 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn in 2015.

This music venue has been called "an incubator of talent," and has been described as "a much mellower and tidier successor to CBGB." Some consider The Living Room the Bottom Line of the "small bankroll" live rock venues. Other comparable venues include The Saint in Asbury Park, NJ, and The Cellar Door in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.. The Living Room's line up features four or five singer-songwriters a night, yet the club does not typically charge a cover. It does have a one drink minimum and a recommended $5 donation for the bands.
Some of The Living Room's sessions are recorded. In 2002 a CD, "The Living Room - Live in NYC - Vol.1", (Stanton St.Records) featuring live recordings from The Living Room was released. The CD included performances by Norah Jones, Jesse Harris, Malcolm Holcombe, Rachel Loshak, and Chris Moore.
The Living Room's patrons and performers have been characterized as a "close-knit family..." Those who have performed there include Joseph Arthur, Colbie Caillat, Minnie Driver, David Ford, Jesse Harris, Beatie Wolfe, Ari Hest, Norah Jones, Jesse Malin, Madeleine Peyroux, Jason Reeves, Ron Sexsmith, The Little Willies, The Shells, Chris Thile, and Martha Wainwright.

Additionally, the Living Room has an a smaller more intimate upstairs area known as "Googies Lounge". There are live artists performing every night of the week.


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The Living Room

Address: 152 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002, USA