Saturday, January 30, 2010

A New York Minute: Inside The Hotel Diplomat, NYC, NY (1986)

A fellow Kiss fan from over at the KissFaq.com discussion board who goes by "StarryEyedGuy" has unearthed a few amazing (and rather disgusting) rare photos he took back in 1986 at the Hotel Diplomat, formerly located at 108 - 116 West 43rd Street (just west of 6th Avenue) in NYC.



(Images via: StarryEyedGuy's Photobucket - used with kind permission)

7 comments:

jetboy said...

I remember when he originally posted these at KISSFAQ. Seedy indeed!

BTW, did you ever follow up with the original poster in this thread...looks like his uncle is sat on an NYC nostalgic's goldmine;

http://kissfaq.com/forum09/viewtopic.php?p=307991&highlight=#307991

NYCDreamin said...

Yeah, I remember that thread. I would love to see what he managed to find in all those issues of the Voice - tons of Dolls/Mercer Arts Center/Hotel Diplomat show ads no doubt as well as others from Max's and early CBGB ads. Lucky guy! If I was him I would have started a blog and put up a bunch of that stuff - tons of people would be interested in that stuff I think.

jetboy said...

Agreed. The ads, gig reviews and especially the live/band photos would be very interesting to see. I wonder how many people like his uncle have these things and let them sit unused in boxes in attics, basements etc across NYC?

Anyway. keep doing what you're doing!!

Cheerz.

Term Papers said...

Looks like the Diplomat, then in it's final days, may have been at one time a conteneder for #1 Filthiest Hotel In America.

Anonymous said...

Looks like my apartment. Haha!

NYCDreamin said...

@ Anonymous: Yeah, I had one that looked like that too back in the day LOL! Here's a perfect refrigerator for a place like this:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/nycdreamin/3578157141/

Notice the kicked in bottom...all the booze. Only a jar of miracle whip, some peaches and an empty plate. Those were the days LOL!

Anonymous said...

Woah... Shasta! Livin' it up!