It was a refuge for politicians, musicians, raconteurs, and other characters who populated the Bowery’s dance-hall heyday.
In 1983, it housed the Buskers Club, a short-lived rock venue.
A little bit north at no. 315 was CBGB’s. This New Wave-y ad also comes from a 1983 East Village Eye.
Does anyone know what happened to Unknown Gender—and Huge Killer Ship and Wild Wild West, for that matter?