The Downtown was a music venue located on 190 Main Street in Farmingdale, New York. The venue opened on December 21, 2001, and quickly became one of the most popular venues on Long Island, so much so that they developed their own line of clothing. On September 19, 2005, the Downtown sent an email to their mailing list announcing their closing, thanking the fans and bands for support, and offering refunds for the upcoming shows. No reason was cited. The closing announcement was posted on the main page of the official site.
The Downtown was always well regarded in the punk rock, emo and hardcore community and touring bands would return to the venue 2-3 times a year. Bands that performed there include: My Chemical Romance, Fallout Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Unearth, Jesse Lacey from Brand New, Finch, Killswitch Engage, Bayside, Against Me!, Shadows Fall, Stretch Armstrong, Hatebreed, Life of Agony, Allister, The Juliana Theory, The Ataris, Something Corporate, The Starting Line, Sugarcult, Story of the Year, Motion City Soundtrack, The Movielife, Midtown, Head Automatica, Glassjaw, Silverstein, Underoath, The All-American Rejects and more. In August 2004, Catch 22 recorded a live DVD later to be released on Victory Records. The Downtown also played host to many other genres & artists including: Jewel, NY Dolls, Zebra, Randy Jackson, Blue Oyster Cult, Jordan Knight, Maroon 5, Phantom Planet, Tonic, Jim Breuer, Jim Norton, Eve 6, Michal McDonald, Tower of Power, Little River Band, Greg Raposo, Berlin, Flock of Seagulls, Duncan Sheik, Spin Doctors, Danger Danger and more.
The Downtown was booked by various people including: David Glicker, Joe Agovino, Rick Eberle, Adam Weiser, Neil Rubenstein, Stan Levinstone and Christian McKnight.