The venue, owned by developer Larry Ginsberg has had a long history in the city’s nightlife. It moved from Philadelphia to New York in 1919, and has stayed in the city ever since. It has hosted thousands of entertainers and events throughout the years. Dancers such as Arthur Murray, Joan Crawford and Fred Astaire have all graced the stage of the venue, and countless bands, from X-Japan to The Rolling Stones have performed there. In recent years it has also become a popular venue for EDM acts. Pete Tong, Eric Prydz, Afrojack and Kaskade are a few of the DJ’s that have blessed their crowds at the ballroom, and Deadmau5 holds the record for overall concerts at the venue with 6 shows.