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Niblo's Garden

Illustration of Niblo's Garden

Broadway and Prince Street
Estimated seating capacity: 1762

Niblo's Garden became famous because it was used for several landmark productions. The Black Crook,
for example, permanently altered the New York theater world by running much longer than was usual at the time,
and by showing much more flesh than was usual at the time. The Black Crook was reviewed by
Mark Twain, who wrote, "The scenery and legs are everything... Girls - nothing but a wilderness of
girls - stacked up, pile on pile, away aloft to the dome of the theatre... dressed with a
meagerness that would make a parasol blush."

Home Pictorial Guide to New York Theatres - 1883