The Upper East Side “Girl Ghetto”

A fashion magazine published an article in 1966 calling the far Upper East Side “the domain of the single girl.” I doubt anyone considers it the “swingiest” square mile in Manhattan anymore…if they ever really did. And about those “banjo and beer saloons?” In 2008, it’s more like sports bars.

Swingy or not, it’s safe to say the nabe east of Lexington is still a holding pen for recent female grads.


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3 Responses to “The Upper East Side “Girl Ghetto””

  1. “Swinging, exclusively single social events” « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] “Swinging, exclusively single social events” In 1970, the whole idea of a “singles scene” was still pretty new. The first bar officially known singles bar—a T.G.I. Friday’s on East 63rd Street and First Avenue—opened up in 1965, packing in young unmarried professionals and turning First and Second Avenues uptown into a singles bar zone in the late 1960s and 1970s. […]

  2. Michele Says:

    Does anyone remember the name of the group that sponsered dances at NYC hotels and in Forest Hills durint the late 60s early 70s?

  3. Emily Says:

    What fashion magazine was this published in?

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