Riverside Dive

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From Fancyclopedia 2, ca. 1959
An apartment at 299 Riverside Drive, New York 25 NY. Dick Ellington, Art Saha, Pat Werner, Bill Donaho, and from one to one dozen others at various times. They finally got evicted for playing jazz and all sorts of crazy carryings on like that there, a short time after the NYCon II.
From Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement, ca. 1960
The gang were actually thrown out for playing the 1812 Overture, complete with cannon, at full volume at 4am. "The 1812 Overture", says Boyd Raeburn sternly, "Is Not Jazz."

A Fanarchistsslan shack, Riverside Dive had five bedrooms (with a fan in each) and an enormous living room. Chuck Friedenthal and Danny Curran were also residents. Their weekly Friday-night parties served as an inspiration for Wilcon.

The NYSFCircle met there till fanhabitants Curran, Saha and Donaho, club officers, all resigned in 1956.

Venue 1950s1956
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