TONY PASTOR’S DOWNTOWN 130 WEST 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1939-1967 (NOW THE FAT BLACK PUSSYCAT AND THE COMEDY CELLAR, PICTURED) “Tony Pastor’s Downtown, had a mixed clientele of lesbians and tourists, some gay men, and female impersonators. Raided on morals charges in 1944 for permitting lesbians to ‘loiter’ on the premises, Pastor’s survived apparently with mob backing. The State Liquor Authority, however, revoked its liquor license in 1967 because, in the homophobic language of the agency, it had ‘become disorderly in that it permitted homosexuals, degenerates and undesirables to be on the license premises and conduct themselves in an offensive and indecent manner.’” (Lostwomynsspace.blogspot.com, 2014) 

TONY PASTOR’S DOWNTOWN 130 WEST 3RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY OPEN 1939-1967 (NOW THE FAT BLACK PUSSYCAT AND THE COMEDY CELLAR, PICTURED) “Tony Pastor’s Downtown, had a mixed clientele of lesbians and tourists, some gay men, and female impersonators. Raided on morals charges in 1944 for permitting lesbians to ‘loiter’ on the premises, Pastor’s survived apparently with mob backing. The State Liquor Authority, however, revoked its liquor license in 1967 because, in the homophobic language of the agency, it had ‘become disorderly in that it permitted homosexuals, degenerates and undesirables to be on the license premises and conduct themselves in an offensive and indecent manner.’” (Lostwomynsspace.blogspot.com, 2014)