THE MUSIC BOX 121 WEST 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1950-1972 (NOW POKE, PICTURED) “West Third and Fourth Streets were also home to a number of ‘gay’ establishments, particularly where they intersected MacDougal Street. In 1955-1956, the FBI made a list of places of ‘notorious types.’ ‘A majority of bars and restaurants in this area cater to lesbians and homosexuals,’ it says of West Third Street, ‘quite a few of whom reside in the area and are not inhibited in the pursuit of their amorous conquests.’ One of these bars was the Music Box, located at 121 West Third Street c. 1950-1972.” (South Village, 2014) 

THE MUSIC BOX 121 WEST 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1950-1972 (NOW POKE, PICTURED) “West Third and Fourth Streets were also home to a number of ‘gay’ establishments, particularly where they intersected MacDougal Street. In 1955-1956, the FBI made a list of places of ‘notorious types.’ ‘A majority of bars and restaurants in this area cater to lesbians and homosexuals,’ it says of West Third Street, ‘quite a few of whom reside in the area and are not inhibited in the pursuit of their amorous conquests.’ One of these bars was the Music Box, located at 121 West Third Street c. 1950-1972.” (South Village, 2014)