Take 5

Take 5

Midtown Manhattan’s Latest Venue, Terminal 5, Opens To Live Music Seekers

It's been almost 15 years since the 250-capacity Mercury Lounge opened on a dingy East Village block in New York City, offering new and interesting live music in a bar setting. Since then, owner Michael Swier — who also opened the neighborhood's beloved dive bar, 2A, 10 years before Mercury Lounge — has formed the independent live music booking group known as Bowery Presents. Under the manageme

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