UrbanDaddy is a free exclusive email magazine devoted to keeping you in the know.

New York Home > Nightlife > Duane Manor

Published March 12, 2013

Duane Manor
Duane Park’s Palatial New Home

You’ve had a red-letter week already.

First, a draconian anti-soda regime was brutally rebuffed by the sweet libretto of lady justice.

And now, you’ve got a hauntingly beautiful place to watch burlesque and eat rack of lamb tonight.

Regarding the latter...

Welcome to the new home of Duane Park, a palatial Southern manse of jazz and live erotic whimsy, opening tonight in the East Village.

This space was the Bowery Poetry Club. Now it’s dedicated to the sweet poetry of suggestive bodily undulation and America’s jazziest art form (hint: it’s jazz). And plates of pork tenderloin. And it looks, well, a hell of a lot like the old Duane Park—elaborately etched wall ornamentation, excessive candelabras, partial nudity. But with a few twists.

For one, the parquet stage: it, uh... twists. As in “around.” That new staircase perched over the vintage grand piano will be used for various impossible and revealing human contortions. Which, if you play your cards right, you’ll be viewing from the VIP area with a gin-ginger-lime cocktail (created by a Fedora vet) in hand.

About that VIP area: you’ll enter the place through a narrow hallway. Look right. Behind the hostess stand there’s a pull-down attic trapdoor. Charm your way in there, and you and... whoever it is you bring to burlesque shows... have a little viewing nook to yourselves.

Best attic ever.
  • January 23, 2015

    What’s in a Game

    What’s in a Game
    Expert Wings and All the Sports

  • January 12, 2015

    Bon Chance

    Bon Chance
    Hotel Chantelle’s Basement Beauty

  • January 06, 2015

    Into the ’Wood

    Into the ’Wood
    Meet Atwood. She’ll Do Right by You.

  • December 19, 2014

    Cool Branch

    Cool Branch
    Retro Cocktailing in Crown Heights

  • December 08, 2014

    Auld School

    Auld School
    2014 Is Ending. Let’s Party About It.

© 2015 UrbanDaddy.
All Rights Reserved.
Photo: Oleg March