Tag Archives: 1980

LOST BY THE EIGHT BALL by Peter Nolan Smith

None of the cops from the 9th Precinct were happy about the closing of the basement bar next to their station house in the summer of 1980. Even fewer were excited by its re-opening as a French bistro. Evelynís Bistro was another sign that the East Village was giving way to a new crowd. Not […]

Joy Division USA Tour 1980

32 years ago New Wave rockers across America were excitedly anticipating Joy Division’s May 1980. The Manchester band was scheduled to appear at Hurrah in New York for three nights. None of us were expecting to hear the news of the singer’s suicide on the eve of his departure. Ian Curtis was dead. He had […]

Story of the Week / Mr Bellers Neighborhood

As published in Mr Beller’s Neighborhood 1981 by peter nolan smith 02/14/2011 Neighborhood: East Village, West Village Everyone on the scene thought operating an after-hours club on top of a 14th Street theater was a good idea and Arthur Weinstein opened the Jefferson on New Year’s Eve 1980. During the week the loft was home […]