After almost 6 years at the Swing 46 nightclub, Buster Brown’s Tap Jam has been stopped. The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs has ruled that all dancing must stop at Swing 46. For those of you who live in the NYC area, you know what a big blow this is to the limited scene. And for all you out-of-towners who have stopped by, you know what a unique early evening event these tap jams have been.
From young tappers (3 and 4 years old) to the masters in their 80s like Buster (well Leonard Reed stopped by in 2000 too, so we could say 90′s), the love of tap dancing and sharing filled Swing 46 with a truly wonderful experience Sunday after Sunday.
I received the following email message from one of Swing 46′s owners and hope some of you will take the time to email your thoughts to her.
As an established part of American Culture, we are seeking permission to continue dancing at SWING46. Here is Your opportunity to help voice our appeal against the Dancing Ban. After serious consideration, I think it best that you compose an original email with your thoughts in support of Swing 46 (La Buca Restaurant Inc. is Swing 46′s corporate name) located at 349 West 46th Street, New York City, 10036
Feel free to write about your experiences at Swing 46 and why you think it is a unique place. You can be as brief or as detailed as you see fit.
I will print all emails and take them to the Commissioner of Consumer Affairs and to our Mayor.
Please compose a paragraph or two and email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your voice will be heard.
Thank You For Your Support!
Jazz and Supper Club
349 W.46th Street
- Restaurant Row -
New York NY 10036
Call: 212 . 262 . 9554
Fax: 212 . 262 . 7509