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New York's Legendary Paradise Garage Club Soon To Be Demolished

Pictures posted by the Larry Levan fan page on Facebook showed a notice of demolition that has appeared on the building that housed the legendary New York club Paradise Garage. Permission for the demolition was granted in July of this year.

Paradise Garage was a hugely influential venue that operated between 1977 to 1987, with Larry being one of its much-loved resident DJs. After the club closed, the building was housed Verizon Communications. 

Paradise was known as a safe place for members of the LGBTQ community and was escape for many from their day to day lives.

In 2014, fans and members of Paradise Garage gathered outside the building's location of 84 King St to celebrate the club's place in history with a massive block party. Commentary from the individuals who came, saw, and danced their way through the years speaks volumes about the nightclub's status as a cultural icon.

What Is The Paradise Garage? from gogoPatience c+p on Vimeo.

For more on Paradise Garage and the scene it inspired, read Luis-Manuel Garcia's 2014 feature here.

H/T Resident Advisor