3. Audubon Theater and Ballroom

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The Audubon Ballroom was a theater and ballroom located in Washington Heights. The ballroom is the site of the assassination of Malcolm X on February 21, 1965. The landmarked building is now shared by Columbia University Medical Center and the New York State and City governments. Most of the Audubon’s original facade is intact and part of the ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated was turned into a museum in his honor. The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Educational Center is also located in the lobby of the building.