Defunct 1980s dance club: Danceteria

If you considered yourself a club kid in the 1980s, you probably remember Danceteria—one of those venues, like the Mudd Club, Area, and the Palladium, considered  vital part of New York’s downtown music and art scene.

This ad is from the East Village Eye, December 1985:

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Danceteria existed at a couple of different locations before settling on 21st Street in the Flatiron District until its demise in 1986. It had a good run: a scene from Desperately Seeking Susan was filmed there, and it helped launch Madonna’s career.

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