In my first year in New York I discovered the Temple Bar, which was my first foray into living and loving the night life and culture of NYC. They used to have a hostess by the name of Gloria, who was apparently a dental assistant by day. She would shave her eyebrows and paint in large black rectangles in their stead, and she was the coolest person in NY for me at that time.
Temple Bar closed for business on January 1, 2018. I spent the evening for their final New Year's Eve party there saying farewell to a bit of New York history, as well as a large chunk of my own personal history.