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Iconic NYC Loft Where Ramones Played Early Gig Up For Sale

A massive piece of Ramones history is up for sale – a sprawling, 6,420-square-foot space at at 6 E. 2nd St. in New York City where the Ramones played one of their earliest shows in 1975

The three-floor loft was owned by Arturo Vega, whom Dee Dee once called the band’s “evil mom,” and was also known as the “fifth Ramone” as he designed the groups iconic logo as well as being the lighting director for the band’s live shows – only missing two of more than 2,200 live performances. 

NYC Loft Where Ramones Rehearsed is up for Sale
NYC Loft Where Ramones Rehearsed is up for Sale

The loft functioned as a rehearsal spot, design and printing station, merch sales headquarters, and even housed Dee Dee and Joey Ramone for a few years throughout Vega’s nearly four-decade long residency there.

The $7.25 million USD loft is near the intersection of Bowery and East Second Street – which was renamed Joey Ramone Place which, by the way, is now the most stolen street sign in the city.

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