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#1 2013-10-13 20:35:13

michael
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location of basin st east

does anybody, maybe sal know where it was?

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#2 2013-10-14 01:15:18

michael
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Re: location of basin st east

I will answer my own question; it was at 525 Lexington avenue, which would be east 48 th street

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#3 2013-10-14 13:11:58

Sal
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Registered: 2009-08-03
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Re: location of basin st east

Sorry Michael,I have been off Gotham Site. Certainly brings back a famous Hot Spot.

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#4 2013-10-14 18:28:57

Mike
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Re: location of basin st east

I didn't know what you were talking about so I had to look it up.
I see it was a bit before my time. I found a lot of info on it and thought you guys would like to know (in case you didn't know, but probably do) that the room is still there, but not a nightclub anymore.
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In 1963, Barbra moved uptown to, as she has said, "a swankier nightclub" called Basin Street East. The club was an intimate showroom inside the Shelton Towers Hotel. The room was narrow and had several support columns running down the middle, providing some guests with an obstructed view. Barbra had to move her head from side to side while performing so as not to alienate certain sections of her audience.
The room can still be visited today and enjoyed for dinner. It's known as The Shelton Grill and is located off the lobby of the hotel, now called The Marriott East Side. The structure of the room is the same as it was when it was Basin Street East. It even has those those same columns in the center of the restaurant. With Benny Goodman playing and Barbra Streisand singing, a visit to Basin Street East was indeed a elegant night on the town during the 1960's. If you missed Barbra in 1963, you can still enjoy her Basin Street experience, which she recreated on her "Timeless" DVD.

I forgot to add where my above info came from.
Give credit where credid is due.
http://barbratimeless.com/2009eastside.htm

Last edited by Mike (2013-10-14 18:56:17)

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#5 2013-10-15 00:09:08

michael
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Re: location of basin st east

that's where I got the answer, mike; thanks

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