I landed in NYC in the late 90s and Lakeside Lounge was one of the places I would go to with friends. Back then, we went for the live music, cheap drinks, photo booth, video games and jukebox. It was, hands down, one of my favorite go to dive bars up until they closed their doors in April. Sad.
I ran into a shoot on St. Marks and Avenue A this morning. EV Grieve thinks it was for Maybelline (which makes sense since I saw a model chick up against the yellow wall posing and such). Highlight: stuffed panda and blow up alligator chilling on set, clearly waiting for their closeups.