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The Palladium

Another take over by NYU (who are slowly owning this whole city), was New York’s most famous nightclub, The Palladium. The one time concert hall was built in 1927 and designed by Thomas W. Lamb, it had a long life as a music venue and movie theater before it became the center of the nightlife universe in the 1990s. Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager transformed the concert hall into the legendary spot, which was a hang out of everybody who was anybody. It also had a giant Keith Haring Mural in its neon dance floor for its opening 1985. Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Kenny Scharf also made murals for the club.

The Palladium was first a spot for New Wave then later techno and house music in the 1990s before NYU bought it, tore it down, and made it another boring residence hall.

What: The Palladium

Who: Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente and Kenny Scharf

Where: 140 E 14th St. NY, NY 10003

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  1. I wish I could’ve danced til dawn under a giant Keith Haring Mural- The Palladium http://t.co/tqP1fyFy via @artnerdnewyork

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