The Gallery (disco)  

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In 1971 at the age of 16 Nicky Siano got his first djing gig, with the help of Robin Lord, and in 1972 he opened The Gallery in SoHo, Manhattan with his older brother Joe Siano. At the time he was considered to be the best DJ in the city and this helped the club attain its legendary status. In fact New York Magazine called it "one of the five most visually breathtaking nightspots of our time".The Gallery even took over from David Mancuso's Loft for a short period in the 1970s as the hottest underground dance party.

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The Gallery was a disco in SoHo, Manhattan which was opened in February 1973 by disc jockey Nicky Siano and his older brother Joe Siano. The first location of The Gallery, located on 132 West 22nd Street, closed in July 1974. It reopened in November 1974 at 172 Mercer and Houston Streets and closed in October 1977. Famed DJs Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles both worked at the club, but not at the DJ booth. Grace Jones and Loleatta Holloway both made their debut performances at The Gallery.

John Mayer mentions The Gallery in his song "City Love".

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