Terminal Bar, New York
|Location||SE corner of 8th Avenue and 40th Street, New York City, New York, United States|
Terminal Bar was a bar on Times Square in New York City at 40th Street and 8th Avenue. It had a reputation as one of the roughest bars in the city and was located across from the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Terminal Bar originally had a mainly Irish American clientele, but over time evolved into a predominantly African American and gay bar.
The Terminal Bar was featured in the Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver and was the subject of an award-winning American documentary short film, Terminal Bar, directed by Stefan Nadelman that used a combination of animation, live action and black-and-white photography of Terminal Bar's former patrons taken by the director's father, bartender Sheldon Nadelman, from 1972 to 1982.
The Terminal Bar closed in 1982.
A collection of Sheldon Nadelman's Terminal Bar photos was released in book form in 2014 entitled, Terminal Bar: A Photographic Record of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole.
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