gaslight cafe

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gaslight cafe
116 macdougal st
new york, new york 10012

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Opened in 1958, the Gaslight Cafe was a beat and folk music hangout in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Manhattan. The Gaslight (or "The Village Gaslight") was originally a "basket house" where unpaid performers would pass around a basket at the end of a performance to earn money.

Numerous musicians, poets and comedians made their way through the Gaslight. Bob Dylan recorded a performance "Live at The Gaslight 1962" that was released in 2005.

According to the Folk Music Encyclopedia: "The Gaslight was weird then because there were air shafts up to the apartments and the windows of the Gaslight would open into the air shafts, so when people would applaud, the neighbors would get disturbed and call the police. So then the audience couldn't applaud; they had to snap their fingers instead."

The Gaslight closed its doors in 1971.

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