CRAZY NANNY’S 21 7TH AVENUE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1990s-EARLY 2000s (NOW VACANT, PICTURED) “One of the city’s only 365-days-per-year bars for lesbians began stumping for gay male patronage several weeks ago, while the bar for lesbians has moved one block east and one block south to a newer, bigger space... Cubbyhole patrons who made it onto the bar’s mailing list over the last seven and one-half years of the bar’s existence received an early alert that the dyke bar was assuming a new name - Crazy Nanny’s - and moving to a new location. The new lesbian establishment, located at the corner of Leroy Street and Seventh Avenue South, boasts two bars, an upstairs space with a video screen, tables and chairs, and two spacious bathrooms papered with photos and essays of lesbiana, including all the scandalsheet press from Sandra (Bernhard) and Madonna’s infamous Cubby Hole exchange. There will also be dancing by invitation - until (Elaine) Romagnoli has a sense of what the neighborhood will tolerate from a nightclub... ‘There’s not enough women to support two places, especially with all the one-night places going on,’ concluded Romagnoli, who has been in the business of providing evening entertainment to lesbians for over 15 years... Explaining that in her experience, patrons have always complained about change, Romagnoli concluded, ‘If I were to have taken the current space, Crazy Nanny’s and made it into a boy’s bar, then the same people who are complaining would say, ‘Sure, get a bigger place for the boys.’” (Nina Reyes. Out Magazine, 1990)                  

CRAZY NANNY’S 21 7TH AVENUE SOUTH, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1990s-EARLY 2000s (NOW VACANT, PICTURED) “One of the city’s only 365-days-per-year bars for lesbians began stumping for gay male patronage several weeks ago, while the bar for lesbians has moved one block east and one block south to a newer, bigger space... Cubbyhole patrons who made it onto the bar’s mailing list over the last seven and one-half years of the bar’s existence received an early alert that the dyke bar was assuming a new name - Crazy Nanny’s - and moving to a new location. The new lesbian establishment, located at the corner of Leroy Street and Seventh Avenue South, boasts two bars, an upstairs space with a video screen, tables and chairs, and two spacious bathrooms papered with photos and essays of lesbiana, including all the scandalsheet press from Sandra (Bernhard) and Madonna’s infamous Cubby Hole exchange. There will also be dancing by invitation - until (Elaine) Romagnoli has a sense of what the neighborhood will tolerate from a nightclub... ‘There’s not enough women to support two places, especially with all the one-night places going on,’ concluded Romagnoli, who has been in the business of providing evening entertainment to lesbians for over 15 years... Explaining that in her experience, patrons have always complained about change, Romagnoli concluded, ‘If I were to have taken the current space, Crazy Nanny’s and made it into a boy’s bar, then the same people who are complaining would say, ‘Sure, get a bigger place for the boys.’” (Nina Reyes. Out Magazine, 1990)