This New Year’s Eve isn’t just the end of a year at the Lenox Lounge: It’s the end of an era, or several for that matter. The iconic Harlem jazz spot is set to shutter on December 31 after 70 years in business. During its heyday, countless legends passed through, from literary giants, like Langston Hughes, to jazz greats, like Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, and John Coltrane, among others. One of the city’s few remaining Art Deco buildings, in recent years, it’s inspired fashion pictorials and music videos for everyone from Madonna to Mary J. Blige. Eater.com pays tribute by sending blogger Brooks of Sheffield uptown for one last set.
One Last Visit to the Historic Lenox Lounge in Harlem