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  posted on 2/12/2010 at 12:05 PM
I'm psyched about going to this venue for the first time to see B.B. King and Buddy Guy.
The United Palace website is "down".
Could someone please give me some info about taking the subway there tonight from Manhattan? I am interested in getting the train closest to the venue,is that the A?
Do you know which subway car should be closest to the safest subway exit?
After I exit the subway, do I turn left, right, and how far do I walk?
I can't find these answers on line and it will be dark when I make this first visit.Thanks in advance for any info you may offer me.

 
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  posted on 2/12/2010 at 01:41 PM
check out google maps & key in united palace..

the "A" train lets you out about 2 blocks away & you can catch it from near the port authority..

 

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  posted on 2/12/2010 at 01:56 PM
There is also a great website
www.hopstop.com
that gives you all the nyc transportation info you need. Just type in the addresses of your starting and ending points.

 

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  posted on 2/12/2010 at 03:10 PM
Thanks for the replies friends.
 

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  posted on 2/12/2010 at 05:30 PM
If you take the A, stay in the 2nd from last car. 175th street stop. Will exit you onto Ft. Washington blvd. It runs parallell to Broadway. Walk down Ft. Wash and keep the park on your right (bridge behind you) until you get to 173rd. Make a left, go one block to Broadway and theater.

If you take the 1 train, front of train and exit at 168th st. Will be on Broadway already. Walk up Bdway (#s going up) until you hit the theater.

Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

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  posted on 2/13/2010 at 08:28 AM
Thanks for the tips.I took the #1 train from 96th St. but the wait for the elevator was long,Do you have to wait for the elevator with the A as well?
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  posted on 2/13/2010 at 08:54 AM
How did you like the theater?

 

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 02:06 PM
It was fine.There were some sound issues but I'll assume ABB will deal with that.It was weird seeing uniformed NYC cops patrol inside the venue all night long,though.Perhaps they just do it in Orchestra. And I will not be going up to the second floor to use the restrooms during intermission as it was more packed then I've ever seen at the Beacon. It was definately a fire hazard.I thought both the church and professional security were cool.
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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 02:22 PM
Caught Yes at Town Hall last night and there weren't one cop inside or outside the venue. Hmmmm.....

 

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 02:27 PM
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It was fine.There were some sound issues but I'll assume ABB will deal with that.It was weird seeing uniformed NYC cops patrol inside the venue all night long,though.Perhaps they just do it in Orchestra. And I will not be going up to the second floor to use the restrooms during intermission as it was more packed then I've ever seen at the Beacon. It was definately a fire hazard.I thought both the church and professional security were cool.
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Jeez cops patrolling the venue??

 

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 02:41 PM
Leo recalls cops in the lobby at the Beacon at a Mule NYE's show.

Funny, we met this guy, Cliff, last night at Town Hall. He's been to just about every show in the NY/Metro area that we have. We chatted with him briefly and he names off the last few shows he's been to and the next ones--this guy goes to a show just about every night. We even met him in Atlanta a few years ago for a DTB/Susan NYE show.

So, I ask him if he's checking out any of ABB's March run and he says, "No way, that's a really bad neighborhood." Did you get that impression last night.

I've been all over Manhattan and I have to say I've never really felt threatened anywhere. This guy just kinda blew me away when he said he'd never go to United Palace.


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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 03:10 PM
10 years ago, it was dangerous. RE boom has re-gentrified the area quite a bit. Still looks shady, but danger is far less now. You should not be nervous. Use common sense and all will be good.

The benefits: local food is awesome and cheap. So are the drinks if you find a local bar.

Sure, most places will be filled with people speaking spanish, but it doesn't mean you have to clutch your purse or cross the street. It's NYC, folks. Embrace all of it.

 

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Ike was one of those "prosperity" preachers - Creflo Dollar comes to mind - you know God will reward your "seed" ten times over. Richard Pryor used to do a great impression

The following blog tells a little bit about Rev Ike and has a clip of Ike and Pryor's impression.

http://soulcloset.blogspot.com/2009/07/goodbye-reverend-ike.html


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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 03:23 PM
I didn't feel the neighborhood was dangerous, just the overcrowding on th second floor and the 15n minute wait for the subway elevator (couldn't walk up any stairs,have to wait underground with 100 more people for the elevators that hold about 20.The only danger I can imagine is if someone was really drunk after the show and wandered around obviously impaired.The other danger would be getting arrested as there were tons of cops and squad cars outside the venue just assigned to this venue.I can't imagine people smoking in this venue as the church security take their House of Worship extremely seriously and people were getting immediately pounced on.To me there is LOTS more security atUPT than Beacon.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 04:23 PM
I'm thinking there's gonna be 2,000+ peachheads converging on the place--we can change the vibe of any neighborhood.

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 04:28 PM
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I'm thinking there's gonna be 2,000+ peachheads converging on the place--we can change the vibe of any neighborhood.

Or at least kick the a$$es of a couple hundred cops.

 

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  posted on 2/14/2010 at 04:44 PM
I know your only kidding but if I ever saw a cop in trouble in a fight, I wouldn't hesitate to help him or her out.

 

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