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New club, Paragon, opens in New York

From the team behind the indefinitely closed Bossa Nova Civic Club

New club, Paragon, opens in New York

A new club, Paragon, has opened in New York.

Paragon is a multi-storey space located on Broadway in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighbourhood. It's the newest project from John Barclay, who was also behind the indefinitely closed Bossa Nova Civic Club and involved with renowned 2010s DIY space 285 Kent.

The club's website lays out its policies: "Absolutely no racism, no sexism, no homophobia, no transphobia, no violence. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Violators will [be] removed immediately, permanently banned and/or prosecuted. Guest list strictly enforced."

Paragon has been hosting events through the winter, including a Dweller event, but Bossa Nova Civic Club Instagram made a public announcement about its opening on 11th April. "As you may have heard, we have been working on a new spot for quite some time," the post reads. "We've been keeping it top secret until now but seems like it may be time to slowly open the gates."

Paragon opens in an existing venue space which operated under the same name at 990 Broadway and closed at the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City.

Photo credit: Sam Clarke