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Best Buy Theater

1515 Broadway New York, NY 10036 | West 40s | 212-930-1950

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There's neon in them thar hills. Best Buy Theater brings enough mid-level acts to Times Square to command respectable buzz, but it too often gets drowned out by the adjacent big-box emporiums and carnivalesque hysteria. It's one of the more reliable places around to see hip-hop, though, and drink prices aren't excessive given the zip code. If this place is good enough for Mos Def, it surely is for us.


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