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The 21 Club is a restaurant and former prohibition-era speakeasy, located at 21 West 52nd Street in New York City. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 494 KB) The author of this image is me, David Shankbone. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 52nd Street, properly West 52nd Street, is a cross street in Manhattan in the Broadway district known as Swing Street, the street of jazz, the street that never sleeps or, simply, the street. The blocks of 52nd Street between 5th and 7th avenues were renowned in the mid 20th century... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...

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History

The first version of the club opened in Greenwich Village in 1922, run by cousins Jack Kreindler and Charlie Berns. It was originally a small speakeasy known as the Red Head. In 1925 the location was moved to a basement on Washington Place and its name was changed to the Fronton. The following year it moved uptown to West 49th Street, changed its name to the Puncheon Club, and became much more exclusive.[1] In 1929, to make way for the construction of Rockefeller Center, the club moved to its current location and changed its name to "Jack and Charlie's 21". The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ...


Although raided by police numerous times during Prohibition, the two were never caught. As soon as a raid began, a system of levers was used to tip the shelves of the bar, sweeping the liquor bottles through a chute and into the city's sewers.[2] The bar also included a secret wine cellar, which was accessed through a hidden door in a brick wall which opened into the basement of the building next door (number 19). Though still used as a wine cellar today, part of the vault has been remodeled to allow a party of up to 20 guests to dine in private. 21 has also stores the private wine collections of such celebrities as Presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, Elizabeth Taylor, Hugh Carey, Ivan Boesky, The Nordstrom Sisters, Eva Gabor, Aristotle Onasis and Sammy Davis, Jr. At Christmas time the regulars received silk scarves decorated with a motif of various unique club insignia. Siggie Nordstrom had a collection of several dozen of these she'd received through the years. Prohibition is any of several periods during which the manufacture, transportation, import, export, and sale of alcoholic beverages is restricted or illegal. ... Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Dame Elizabeth Rosamund Taylor, DBE (born February 27, 1932) is an iconic two-time Academy Award-winning British actress. ... Hugh Leo Carey (born April 11, 1919) was the Governor of New York between 1975 and 1983. ... Ivan Frederick Boesky (born March 6, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan) was notable for his prominent role in a Wall Street insider trading scandal that occurred in the United States in the mid-1980s. ... The Nordstrom Sisters were an American sister act from 1931 – 1976 Billed as society performers, these international cabaret singers were often styled as The Misses Nordstrom or introduced as those Park Avenue darlings, the Nordstrom Sisters. ... Eva Gabor (in Hungarian Gábor Éva) (February 11, 1919 – July 4, 1995) was a British-Hungarian actress. ... Aristotle Onassis Aristotle Onassis (Αριστοτέλης Ωνάσης) (January 15, 1906–March 15, 1975) was the most famous Greek shipping magnate of the 20th century. ... Sammy Davis, Jr. ... Portrait of Siggie Nordstrom (Mrs. ...


Every President since Roosevelt has dined at 21, and the restaurant has been frequented by so many celebrities that many of them have favorite tables.[3] The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1969 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882–April 12, 1945), 32nd President of the United States, the longest-serving holder of the office and the only man to be elected President more than twice, was one of the central figures of 20th century history. ...


Features

The Bar Room includes a restaurant, a lounge and, as the name implies, a bar. The walls and ceiling of the Bar Room are covered with antique toys and sports memorabilia donated by famous patrons.[4] Perhaps the most famous feature of 21 is the line of painted castiron jockey statues which adorns the balcony above the entrance. In the 1930s, some of the affluent customers of the bar began to show their appreciation by presenting 21 with jockeys painted to represent the racing colors of the stables they owned. There are a total of 33 jockeys on the exterior of the building, and 2 more inside the doors.[4][5]


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References

  1. ^ Kevin C. Fitzpatrick. Social Scene at "21". Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  2. ^ 21 Club History. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  3. ^ Seen at 21. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  4. ^ a b Kaya Morgan. The 21 Club - Manhattan's Most Prestigious Landmark. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.
  5. ^ About the Jockeys. Retrieved on August 23, 2006.

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External links

  • The 21 Club Home Page

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21 Club - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (576 words)
The 21 Club is a restaurant and former prohibition-era speakeasy, located at 21 West 52nd Street in New York City.
The first version of the club opened in Greenwich Village in 1922, run by cousins Jack Kreindler and Charlie Berns.
In the 1930s, some of the affluent customers of the bar began to show their appreciation by presenting 21 with jockeys painted to represent the racing colors of the stables they owned.
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Totals loss of the club's portfolio is $684 or a loss of $22.00 per member.
It is important for club decisions, that if member cannot be present at a meeting, that they have assigned a proxy authorized to vote in their absence.
The next club meeting is scheduled for June 18, 2001 at the Karl Mundt Library.
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