Tag Archives: Roxy

NYC’s Roxy Is Now An Art Gallery

NYC’s famed Roxy nightclub, arguably the city’s last gay megaclub, closed in March 2007 and was supposed to be immediately demolished for luxury condos. Almost five years later the Chelsea building is still standing and this week it opened as a massive gallery space.  Via Hyperallergic: The new gallery, the site of the former Roxy nightclub and roller rink on ...

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NYC Event Promoter And Gay Magazine Publisher Marc Berkley Dies at 56

Famed NYC club promoter and one-time magazine kingpin Marc Berkley died unexpectedly in his sleep last night on Fire Island. Berkley reportedly had a heart attack. He was 56. Berkley was the co-founder of HX Media, the now-defunct gay publishing company that owned the popular nightlife guide HX Magazine and the LGBT news title The New York Blade. Berkley became ...

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Nightclubbing: Will New York City Finally Get Another Gay Mega Dance Spot?

Currently only three* gay nightclubs in NYC have the necessary cabaret license that allows dancing: Chelsea’s medium-sized Splash, the basement room of the Monster in the West Village, and Escuelita, the Hell’s Kitchen drag and Latin club. This week, the highly anticipated reopening of the legendary Roxy was finally (and probably, permanently) shot down when the backers of a new ...

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HomoQuotable – Jason McCarthy

“O.K., everybody, remember what I told you. Smile a lot. Hug people a lot. Tell them how important the gay community has been to this place. O.K.?” – Roxy manager Jason McCarthy, giving his employees their final instructions Saturday night, as the legendary nightclub opened its doors for the last time. Over 4000 clubbers paid their last respects until noon ...

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Roxy To Close March 10th

New York City’s legendary Roxy closes forever on March 10th, shortly before the building is set to be demolished. Originally a truck warehouse, then a roller-skating rink, Roxy has a been a staple of Manhattan nightlife for over 25 years and has hosted virtually ever pop star important to the gay community: Madonna, Cher, Bette Midler, etc. Roxy began its ...

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