Friday Night Fever

History in the Making – July 14, 2014: Red Hot Summer Edition

Party time at Leon and Eddie’s nightclub at 33 West 52nd Street, photo from July 1948.  That’s the proprietor himself — Eddie Davis.    The nightlife impresario Toots Shor got his start here as a bouncer. [Library of Congress]

Demolition Is Hot Right Now: A disturbing report from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation of 20 recent buildings that were demolished before they could be landmarked. Do we ever need to hear the words “replaced with a parking lot”? A few of them are pictured here: [The Real Deal]

In Somewhat Better News: The oldest buildings in New York that are currently not demolished! [6SQFT]

The Most Interesting Burger King Ever: Some very fun old photographs of Governors Island. [Gothamist]

High Drama: The surprising history of the old Tammany Hall building in Union Square. [Daytonian In Manhattan]

Netflix Killed The Video Star: The final days of the very last Kim’s Video Store in the East Village.  [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

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