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Class J Buildings – Theatres

J1 – Theatre; Art Type Less Than 400 Seats

Theatre; Art Type Less Than 400 Seats

The facilities in the J1 class comprise theater-type buildings with a seating capacity under 400 seats. NYC has 12 buildings in this category, 5 in Manhattan, 5 in Brooklyn, 1 in Queens and 1 in the Bronx.

Dumbo / Vinegar Hill / Down Town Brooklyn / Boerum Hill (Brooklyn) have 2 buildings in the J1 class, Hamilton Heights (Manhattan) also has 2, and West Village (Manhattan) 2. Other neighborhoods feature only one building in the J1 class.

J2 – Theatre; Art Type More Than 400 Seats

Theatre; Art Type More Than 400 Seats

Theater-type buildings with a seating capacity over 400 seats form class J2 of buildings. There are 7 buildings in this class in NYC, 4 in Manhattan, 2 in Brooklyn and 1 in the Bronx.

The division by neighborhood looks as follows: 2 class J2 buildings can be found in Central Harlem South (Manhattan) and 1 each in Morrisania / Melrose (the Bronx), Flatbush (Brooklyn), Lenox Hill (Manhattan), Hudson Yards / Chelsea / Flatiron / Union Square (Manhattan), and North Side /South Side (Brooklyn).

J3 – Motion Picture Theatre With Balcony

Motion Picture Theatre With Balcony

Class J3 consists of motion pictures theaters that feature a balcony. NYC has 8 such buildings, half of them being in Manhattan, 3 in Brooklyn and 1 in the Bronx.

In Manhattan, the neighborhood with most buildings in this class is West Village. Upper East Side also has one facility in the J3 class. In Brooklyn, J3 buildings can be found in Fort Greene and Park Slope South. In the Bronx, the only neighborhood with J3 buildings is Fordham South.

J4 – Legitimate Theatre, Sole Use

Legitimate Theatre, Sole Use

The buildings in class J4 are legitimate theaters, meaning that the use of the entire building is theater-only. Almost all of them can be found in Manhattan (42 legitimate theaters) and only 1 in Staten Island.

The neighborhoods that feature legitimate theaters are Midtown and Midtown South (Manhattan), Clinton (Manhattan), Murray Hill / Kips Bay (Manhattan) and West New Brighton / New Brighton / St. George (Staten Island).

J5 – Theatre In Mixed-Use Building

Theatre In Mixed-Use Building

Class J5 comprises theaters located inside buildings that have a different use. Out of 19 theaters in the J5 class throughout the entire city of New York, 17 can be found in Manhattan and 2 in Brooklyn.

East Village (Manhattan) is the neighborhood with the greatest number of buildings in the J5 class, followed by Central Harlem North (Brooklyn) and West Village (Manhattan).

J6 – Television Studio

TV Studios

The buildings in the J6 class are television studios. More than half of them (57%) can be found in Manhattan, while 21% are in Queens. Brooklyn (18%) is in the third place.

The spread of J6 facilities by neighborhood is as follows: Lincoln Square (Manhattan) and Clinton (Manhattan) are the neighborhoods with the highest density of buildings this class, followed by Hunters Point / Sunnyside / West Maspeth (Queens), Greenpoint (Brooklyn), and Astoria (Queens).

J7 – c

Off Broadway Type Theatre

This class comprises all off-Broadway theater -type buildings in NYC. Off-Broadway theaters differ from Broadway theaters by seating (less than 500 seats) and budget. NYC has a total of 8 buildings in this class, 7 in Manhattan and 1 in Brooklyn.

The neighborhoods with the greatest density of off-Broadway-type theaters are East Village, Clinton and West Village in Manhattan, and Bensonhurst East in Brooklyn.

J8 – Multiplex Picture Theatre

Multiplex Picture Theatre

The installations in the J8 class are theaters with multiple screens, usually specially designed for this purpose. There are 18 such theaters in New York City, the greatest density appearing in Queens (40%) and Manhattan (33%). Following these, with a more reduced density of buildings in this class, are Brooklyn (17%), and the Bronx and Staten Island. The last two feature only 1 multi-motion picture theater each.

The neighborhoods with the greatest density of buildings in the J8 class are Astoria (Queens) and Forest Hills (Queens). Areas with only one multi-motion picture theater are Ridgewood (Queens), Midtown and Midtown South (Manhattan), Clinton (Manhattan), College Point (Queens), and others.

J9 – Miscellaneous Theatre

Miscellaneous Theatre

Class J9 comprises miscellaneous theater buildings. Manhattan features 49% of all J9 installations. Brooklyn is in the second place (41%) and Queens is in the third place (10%).

Greenpoint (Brooklyn) is the area with the highest density of theater buildings in the J9 class, followed by Clinton (Manhattan), and Hudson Yards / Chelsea / Flatiron / Union Square (Manhattan).

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