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Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974

 
 
Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 8, 2019
1. Max’s Kansas City, 1965-1974 Marker
Inscription.  
At this site Mickey Ruskin opened his famous restaurant, bar, music venue and hangout, which Andy Warhol described as “the coming together of Pop Art and Pop Life somewhere between a Viennese coffee house, and artist’s salon and an American Bohemia.” A natural intersection of art and music, Robert Rauschenberg was a regular, the Velvet Underground played, and Punk was born from performances by the New York Dolls and The Ramones.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 40° 44.206′ N, 73° 59.32′ W. Marker was in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker could be reached from Park Avenue South. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 213 Park Ave South, New York NY 10003, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Germania Life Insurance Company Building (here, next to this marker); Washington Irving (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); O. Henry (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Statue (about
Max’s Kansas City site image. Click for full size.
via From A Brooklyn Basement, 2013
2. Max’s Kansas City site
213 Park Avenue South. Currently (2021), it is the site of a food court called "Fraiche Maxx".
400 feet away); 105 East 19th Street (about 400 feet away); Pete’s Tavern (about 500 feet away); Independence Flagstaff (about 500 feet away); Horace Greeley (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Max's Kansas City. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Max's Kansas City. Nostalgia Central entry (Submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
"Max's Kansas City 76" album cover image. Click for full size.
Bob Gruen via Morrison Hotel gallery, 1976
3. "Max's Kansas City 76" album cover
with Peter Crowley, Cherry Vanilla, Jayne County, Suicide, Alan Vega, John Collins band and Pere Ubu outside of Max's Kansas City, NYC. September, 5 1976.
The New York Dolls in performance image. Click for full size.
via Classic Max's Kansas City, unknown
4. The New York Dolls in performance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 9, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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