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Twelve West club NYC
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Nicky Siano has lost nothing in terms of talent and is now my favorite living DJ (The old 12 West's DJ the late Jimmy Stuard is my all-times favorite). --Bob Baker of
Before the Paradise Garage or the Saint there was 12 West. DJ James Stuard's career paralells with that of the "first DJs" It was primarily a gay disco.
Profile12WEST/THE RIVERCLUB, 493 WEST STREET, (BETWEEN 12TH AND JANE STREETS). In what had originally been a wholesale flower warehouse, became in the late 70's became THE disco to go to. Within weeks of it opening there were lines down the block and around the corner, of people waiting to get in. 12WEST, had all the great DJ's of the era, i.e. Jim Burgess, Jim Evangelista (their final DJ), Tom Savarese, Alan Dodd, and Robbie Leslie. Also DJ Jimmy Stuard, who was killed in the fire at the Everard Baths (thanks to Bob Furtney for the Jimmy Stuard information). It was only a juice bar but that didn't matter, as this was the wild '70's, one didn't need alcohol to get one's buzz. In 1982, the building was taken over as The RiverClub. Owned by Sam Haddad, and Steven Cohn (who was known for his notorious "Steam" bath t-dances at The Underground Disco. Only open for two years RiverClub's devoted following hung on every Friday and Saturday night dancing, drinking and having sex in the top floor backroom, until 11 or so in the morning. It featured such DJ's as Howard Merritt, Lance Wise, Shuan Buchanan and Sharon White. In 1985 the building was torn down.
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2000 12:17:54 +0000
Hi, thanks for writing! Nicky did not spin at the OLD 12 West but does spin today at TWELVE West. IMPORTANT: Today's Twelve West has no business connection with the old one and with a few exeptions (like myself) does not build their customer base on the old 12 West membership. Also note the names are not spelled exactly alike and that the address of the new club (in a rented space at "Cheeta's") is 12w. 21st. St. Having said that I do have some good news. I found the NEW TWELVE West on the web and became very excited that they might be the old one. They immediately and politely explained that they were not but that I was welcome to check out their party. I did and have been a regular there ever since. Nicky has lost nothing in terms of talent and is now my favorite living DJ (The old 12 West's DJ the late Jimmy Stuard is my all-times favorite). [...]
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