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On Metropolitan Avenue in Middle Village, Queens. It’s more of a catering hall and event space than a dance club as far as I know.  It’s been in business since I moved in to the neighborhood almost 20 years ago, although it might have changed names or ownership. I’m not really sure.  It’s really  rather […]

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I spent some time organizing older Lightroom catalogs recently, and ended up picking out a couple of old photos to post now.  I took this 5 years ago in the summer of 2016 when I first visited Roosevelt Island.  You are looking at an obscure bit of the Queens waterfront on the East River. The […]

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… but it turned out to be  a sex shop. I was exploring downtown Minneapolis this past weekend. I saw the neon sign a block away, and walking over I figured it was some sort of hip, bowling alley joint.  Bt when I saw the mannequins and the lower sign said “Dancer Discounts” I realized […]

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It did not appear to be operating while we walked by in June 2016, and this article indicates that its demise was expected imminently in March 2015.  That link also has some nice history on the Western Motel in Jackson, Wyoming.  I have no idea why the building lasted more than another year, or whether […]

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