The 1970s was the golden age of nightclubs, discos, and wild underground parties in New York City. It was a time when cheap rent meant the artistic class ruled downtown Manhattan. People used to wear whatever they and they dance like beasts in full swing. Bellbottoms, scarves, thongs, feathers, fur boats, ruffled shirts, and velvet vests were very popular. The rules were off, and young people embraced their new-found freedom to the fullest.
Here below are some amazing nostalgic photos that give us a peek into the excitement of the epic era. These photographs were taken from Meryl Meisler‘s book Purgatory & Paradise SASSY ’70s Suburbia & The City and they capture the energy and glamour of New York’s 1970s nightspots.