Showing posts with label Nightengale Lounge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nightengale Lounge. Show all posts

Sunday, February 28, 2021

When Charles the dog blasted Daft Punk on 2nd Avenue in a video directed by Spike Jonze

Earlier this week, the French electronic duo Daft Punk announced that they were calling it quits after 28 years of creating music together. 

EVG reader David reminds us of the 1996 video for the band's "Da Funk" release ... Spike Jonze directed the 5-minute clip, titled "Big City Nights," which follows Charles, an anthropomorphic dog with a boombox (with a broken volume knob) playing Daft Punk's "Da Funk" as he hobbles along Second Avenue. 

The video concludes outside the now-closed Nightengale Lounge on Second Avenue at 13th Street. You might spot a few more familiar locales along the way...

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Nightengale Lounge has apparently closed on 2nd Avenue

Our friend DJ Xerox passes along this photo ... noting that Nightingale Lounge on Second Avenue at East 13th Street has apparently closed... the bar had been known as a launching pad for bands such as Blues Traveler, Spin Doctors and God Street Wine. (To be honest, I've walked by the place a gazillion times, or so, through the years, but never stepped foot inside.)

[Photo from 1998 by Grégoire Alessandrini]

The bar, though, had been sold... and, according to documents filed ahead of May's CB3/SLA meeting, a new team led by Ed Sherman was taking over the space with a proposed name of Goats. Sherman had been involved with the Looking Glass bar on Third Avenue and Revival on East 15th Street, per the CB3 paperwork. (You can find the PDF here.)

The full CB3 board gave its blessing on the new license during the meeting in May, noting:

Goats (Goat Brothers Inc), 213 2nd Ave at 13th St (op)
VOTE: Understanding that this is a sale of assets of a preexisting tavern, Community Board 3 moves to deny the application for a full on-premise liquor license for Atlas Hugged Inc., with a proposed business name of Goats, for the premise located at 213 Second Avenue, at 13th Street, unless the applicant agrees before the SLA to make as conditions of its license the following signed notarized stipulation that
1) it will operate as a tavern with food service,
2) it will have a closed fixed façade with no open doors or windows,
3) it will play recorded music, and not have live music, DJs, promoted events, scheduled performances or any
event at which a cover fee will be charged,
4) it will not have "happy hours," and
5) it will not host pub crawls or party buses.