Photo by myself around 74th Street and Broadway, on the Upper West Side.
People were hawking tickets outside the Beacon Theater on the Upper West Side, Tuesday night. The group Deep Purple, an English group from the 70s, was scheduled to play.
I've never been to the Beacon, but I know from walking by that they show lots of well-known musicians. A quick glimpse of the schedule shows KD Lang, Peter Frampton and Alicia Keys in the coming weeks.
The Beacon recently renovated its signage to use LED lights. Now the canopy scrolls through different shows in color and the lettering is BRIGHT.
Broadway is very wide in this neighborhood - two lanes of traffic and a bus lane on each side of a wide median strip. Broadway is similar in layout as Park Avenue on the Upper East Side, though the two streets have a very different vibe. Park Avenue is limited to mostly pre-war apartment buildings and there is no illuminated signage.
For a look at the Beacon's schedule, click here.
The new animated LED canopy is easily seen across Broadway.
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