Posts Tagged ‘Limelight’
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Tags: Frank Owen, History of NY, Limelight, Manhattan Magazine, NYC Nightlife
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Featuring Peter Gatien, Michael Alig, Michael Caruso, Moby, Steve Lewis, and yours truly, Frank Owen. Limelight opens in theaters September 23.
As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium, and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the undisputed king of the 1980s New York City club scene. The eye-patch-sporting Ontario native built and oversaw a Manhattan empire that counted tens of thousands of patrons per night in its peak years, acting as a conduit for a culture that, for many, defined the image of an era in New York. Then years of legal battles and police pressure spearheaded by Mayor Giuliani’s determined crackdown on nightlife in the mid-’90s led to Gatien’s eventual deportation to Canada, and the shuttering of his glitzy kingdom. Featuring insider interviews with famous players in the club scene as well as key informants in Gatien’s high-profile trial, Billy Corben’s (Cocaine Cowboys) exuberant documentary aims to set the record straight about Gatien’s life as it charts his rise and fall against the transformation of New York, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of the city’s nightlife.
Tags: Club Culture, Club Kids, Clubland, Drug Deals, drugs, Ecstasy, Frank Owen, Limelight, Lord Michael, Michael Caruso, murder, NYC Nightlife, Peter Gatien, Scott Osman, Staten Island, Village Voice
The Article That Revealed the Full Extent Of the Drug Dealing At the Limelight
Cover photo by Scott Osman for Scotto.TV LLC
Tags: drugs, Frank Owen, Limelight, Mayor Guiliani, New York in the 90s, NYPD, Peter Gatien, Scotto TV, Village Voice
Mayor Guiliani’s War Against The Limelight
Cover photo by Brooks Osman for Scotto. TV LLC
Tags: Angel Melendez, Club Culture, Clubland, drugs, Frank Owen, Freeze, Limelight, Michael Alig, murder, New York in the 90s, NYC, Peter Gatien, Screamin' Rachel, Village Voice
The Cover Story That Broke The Michael Alig Case Wide Open
Tags: 90's, Billy Corben, Clubland, Disco 2000, drugs, Ecstasy, Frank Owen, Limelight, Michael Alig, New York, NYPD, Peter Gatien, Village Voice