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Paradise Garage building to be knocked down

So long to a cultural landmark..

Paradise Garage, a hugely influential clubbing landmark in Manhattan, is set to be demolished. The news was shared via Larry Levan, who was the former resident DJ at the inclusive dance destination.

The club operated between 1977 and 1987 at 84 King Street in the Hudson Square neighborhood of New York City, NY. After the club closed for business, Verizon Communications filled the iconic space.

According to Levan’s post, demolition has already started. And with a noted expiration date of 1st March 2018 on the permit, the demolition of the multi-story unit will need to be complete within the next four months.

The post arrives just days removed from the release of a ‘Studio 54’ photobook in celebration of that long-closed dancing institution’s 40th anniversary.  

A planned Paradise Garage movie continues to be in the works. No details have been announced on how the building's demolition could impact the film's release.

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