The Five Spot
A crossroads of creatives.
A crossroads where all this creative energy overlapped, where artists and writers met actors and musicians, and all listened to the hippest and the newest, was a small storefront bar in the East Village called the Five Spot. It was located at 5 Cooper Square near Astor Place and the Bowery.
The Third Avenue El was dismantled in late 1955, and the city began a…