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May 27, 2009



Great reading, Alex. Thanks for sharing the memories of a place I know very little about. Sounds like it was a blast.


Did some digging - found some details about the guy who was ALMOST killed in the elevator shaft at Danceteria. Thought you might enjoy reading:


what about the ORIGINAL location of Danceteria, none of my younger friends seem to remember that place, that i think starred Sean Cassette as a DJ, who was at Hurrah's before he championed the O.G. Danceteria, where was that? like in the 40's i think?


I loved Danceteria and back then nobody used to card if your hair was big and spiky enough. I hate the way they always check ID these days—aren't my crow's feet evidence enough that I be old?

Alex in NYC

The *original* location of Danceteria was evidently somewhere on 38th street, but I don't know anything more than that.


Sigh..makes me wish I hit the clubs more. The Beasties played there about a half a dozen times during their Cookie Puss days. I wish I could have been there. I'm a little younger.


Great read, cant believe I'm the first to comment in 12 years! But just had to mention that I was at Danceteria that night in 1986 when the guy fell down the elevator shaft! It was weird as at that point i was just a tourist, staying on the floor of an ex girlfriend's cousin's tiny apt in Nolita (though wasn't called that at the time). I cant recall how I ended up at Danceteria but I'd met a girl from Brooklyn and we were surprised when the music was shut off and lights went on far too early (I imagine around 2am). We hung around a bit as whispers spread around about what had happened. Finally we were ushered down the stairs as the NYC Coroner's van backed up to the second entrance. My young life was full of those crazy coincidences...

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