2031 Fifth Avenue, The National Black Theatre

The National Black Theatre at 2031 Fifth Avenue is the home of the distinguished non-profit theatre company of that name.  Founded in 1968 by the playwright and activist Barbara Ann Teer, the organization’s mission is to “produce transformational theatrical experiences that enhance African American cultural identity by telling authentic stories of the Black experience”.  Nina… Continue reading

1421 Fifth Avenue, The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of The Apostolic Faith

Built in 1911, 1421 Fifth Avenue is the first church on Fifth north of 110th Street and was at the time of its completion known as the Mt. Morris Theatre – the only theater on Fifth Avenue.  Designed by Hoppen & Koen, a firm best known in New York for the monumental Police Headquarters in… Continue reading

Just Off Fifth: Cinema Village

The oldest continuously operated movie theater in Greenwich Village and one of New York’s last classic independent theaters, Cinema Village was built in 1963 in the shell of a historic fire station at 22 East 12th Street.  Its cheery blue brick façade and classic neon marquee give a welcome splash of Pop Art color to the… Continue reading