Tag Archives: New York City

The Twist Riot at the Peppermint Lounge

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The Twist started out as a dance fad in 1959, but two years later Life Magazine wrote about a “dingy Manhattan nightspot named the Peppermint Lounge [that had] quickly became the most jammed joint in town.” According to Life, “Before … Continue reading

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Grand Central Oyster Bar Video

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For my upcoming book on American nightlife I’m including examples of some of the best continental style fine dining restaurants remaining in these United States.  Mr. Sven A. Kirsten (of Book of Tiki fame) is my brilliant photographer and together … Continue reading

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