Hi nightclub history fanatics..
Though not strictly a club, the Squat Theatre was an enormously influential site of downtown theater, music, performance, etc. Delighted to report that they now have a website with tons of archives.
Just the tiniest taste of why this 23rd Street clubhouse was so legendary -
Here, Nico borrowed the famous $20 from Johnny Dynell, and for a brief time in the early eighties, JD, myself and other staff of Danceteria presented the important "Is It All Over My Face" revue - which began at 6 AM after we all got off from work.
Then there was Sun Ra, Esther, Fassbinder, James White et al..