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#1 2009-11-11 19:35:48

Sal
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New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

Anyone recall the NYC Playboy Club?

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#2 2012-05-30 14:47:21

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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

I do.  Went there once in the early 80's with a bunch of friends.  Lost one of my favorite bracelets in the club that night.  All in all had a good time.

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#3 2012-05-31 07:35:49

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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

In '69 My Bachelor Party started there with around 25 relatives,friends and co-workers. From there we headed down to the W. Village -Your Father's Mustache,ending with a two friends on 81st & 2nd- the Red Onion?

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#4 2012-05-31 11:46:00

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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

Do you remember a bar on 2nd Avenue named the Salty Dog?   I used to hang out there sometimes on Saturday nights.

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#5 2012-05-31 13:59:01

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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

Kathy85-It was either the Gordian Knot on York & 84th or Dorian's Red Hand. Most of my buddies moved from Manhattan to Astoria,Sunnyside or Woodside-use to frequent the bars on Queens Blvd. in Sunnyside and Woodside.
Okie Doke (sp?) was across the street from where I lived.
Don't recall the Salty Dog,there's a  popular Fireman's bar in Bayridge by that name.

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#6 2012-05-31 15:27:08

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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

Sal

I remember the Gordian Knot very well. I was too young at the time to go to bars but I would pass it every day to go to Parker's Grocery Store.  Wasn't there a ship's wheel in the window?  I think the Gordian Knot had a fire in the late 60's or early 70's and I think it didn't come back after that.  I forget what establishment came in it's place.  Do you remember Murray Parker?  He used to write the price of everything you bought on the brown paper bag with a pencil he always kept behind his ear.  He used to smoke big cigars.

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#7 2012-05-31 15:54:56

Sal
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Re: New York Playboy Club 5 East 59th Street

Last passing of the Gordian Knot venue,there was a book store. It must have been around '65-'67 that I frequented the place on Saturday nights. The majority of the time I lived in that neighborhood,I was either working,going to school at night,not too mention two years serving Uncle Sam's Army. Didn't know Mr. Parker. Spent a lot of time jockying my cars from one side of the street to another. I remembe C. S. Park,Gracy Mansion the FDNY Harbor Unit w/Heliport on the E. River.

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