We're loving these classic, old photos of the legendary Roseland Ballroom, captured by veteran photographer Jill Freedman in the 1970's & 1980's. Captured by Vice, she explains the importance of Roseland Ballroom at this time:
"Roseland was one of the best things about New York, a real ballroom with two bands where you could meet people, have some drinks, some laughs, dance your fool head off. Roseland was a United Nations of dancing fools—all sizes, all ages, the whole world having fun. You can't help smiling when you dance; you just feel too good.
"People touched when they danced back then. The music didn't deafen you. There were even matinees twice a week, and it was a great way to spend an afternoon, instead of sitting alone in front of the tube feeding your face or hacking off in a chat room.
"Once there was a Ballroom of Romance, but it's a disco now, gone like Penn Station, the Old Met, a great egg cream. You may listen for the lullaby of Broadway, but you won't hear it."
Enjoy these timeless photographs of the Roseland Ballroom by Freedman below.