The Roxy nightclub in New York City founded in 1978 as a roller skating rink, roller disco by Steve Bauman, Richard Newhouse, and Steve Greenberg. The Roxy was located at 515 West 18th Street in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. During the late 1970′s thru the mid 1980′s, The Roxy housed many different theme nights. In that time, The Roxy hosted a party for the 1980 U.S.A. Olympic gold medal Ice Hockey winners.
By 1981 the format of the club was changing from a roller skating rink/roller disco and catering more to the Hip Hop music that was taking hold of the decade. We are lucky enough to have a Keith Haring Swatch t-shirt that was from a “World Breakdance Championship” held in the Roxy on September 20, 1984 with $25,000 cash prize.
BREAKDANCING-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -1984, courtesy of DJCDOG. Thank you.