... 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 [...]
... he adopted the name Kevin Aviance later he would move to Miami. In the mid 1990′s he would arrive in New York City. While hanging at the clubs in NYC Kevin was soon snatched up by the local club promoters and influential club DJ’s. Kevin worked with the Sound Factory dancing and performing with Superstar DJ Junior Vasquez. Kevin was featured in the 1999 movie “Flawless” with Robert De Niro. Kevin Avaince was attacked in June of 2006 at the East Village section of Manhattan while leaving the club Phoenix by a homophobic group of men. Kevin was beaten so hard his jaw [...]
... in the gays in the early 1970′s New York City had it’s share of gay bathhouses but there always seemed like there was room for more. In 1971 Club Body centers brought their chain into NYC when they purchased a townhouse at 24 First Avenue in Manhattan. The bathhouse was featured in a 1974 film called “A Very Natural Thing”. The baths offered lockers or rooms on the upper floors and a large orgy room on the top floor. They offered two steam baths ( Hot and Hotter), a hot tub and showers. On the first floor there was a [...]
... Sidney 1981 NBC Sitcom starring Tony Randall (1920/2004) as a middle aged man whose gay and lives alone in Manhattan, New York City in the early 1980′s. He befriends a mother Laurie Morgan played by Lorna Patterson (1956) in the telemovie Sidney Shorr and Swoozie Kurtz (1944) in Love Sidney tv sitcom. The daughter Patti Morgan was played by Kaleena Kiff. The Series lasted 44 episodes only two seasons. The fact that Sidney was gay was never mentioned it was always insinuated. The homosexuality was downplayed because sponsers and advertisers would affect the funding for the show. Tony ...
... In 1979….. nYc The 8th Street Playhouse on w52 8th street (in New York City, in the West Village section of Manhattan) was housed in a 1929 building designed by Fredrick Kiesler and showcased mostly great revivals, cult classics, foreign films and the famous “Rocky Horror Picture Show” on the weekend @ 12 o’ clock midnight. Here’s a video of Tom Snyder and the 8th Street Playhouse where they played Rocky Horror Picture Show at 12 midnight Fridays & Saturdays. If you look closely you can see the webmaster/friend from the blog http://back2stonewall.com from 5:21 – ...
... Street, the oldest street in the West Village section of Manhattan New York City. During the late 1700′s was when Christopher Street received its name, when the land was acquired by Charles Christopher Amos. You can see his name in a few areas of the West Village (Charles Street would be one, Christopher would be the other and 10th Street also bore his name Amos at one time). At that time Christopher Street only went west till what we know today as Weehawken Street, which was laid out in 1829 and is the shortest street in the West Village. [...]
... heels and wears a twelve inch high wig? That would be Lady Bunny of course. Born Jon Ingle in 1962 a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lady Bunny has studied acting and acted in a amateur theater in Chattanooga before moving on to Atlanta, Georgia. Bunny’s career began when she met up with Larry Tee and Rupaul. They became a mainstay on the Atlanta gay scene. By 1984 The Lady Bunny was on the move to New York City and became a go-go dancer at the pyramid club in the East Village in Manhattan. One night while hanging out in [...]