The Riff
Published in

The Riff

‘Definitely a New York Hang’: Jazz Musicians Remember the Five Spot Café

Master Classics Records

Urban renewal plans are nothing new to New York’s Bowery. In 1955, the city dismantled the Third Avenue El, the elevated train that ran overhead, in an effort to bring light and air to the sordid strip of dives and flophouses. The cleanup campaign inspired brothers Joe and Iggy Termini to transform their №5 Bar, named after its Five Cooper Square address, into a…

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store