The Beautiful Decay of a Theater Hidden Above a New York BodegaS

Only in New York would a bodega on Avenue A use the gorgeously dilapidated theater above it for a store room. Photographer Kevin Shea Adams got a glimpse inside what used to be the Hollywood Theater before it was shut down in 1959. Since then it's fallen apart, but that's part of what makes it spectacular.

Sadly the bodega that is located downstairs, between Sixth and Seventh Streets, is closing early next month and the building will be torn down. Also, only in New York would a treasure like this be torn down.

[Gothamist]