Mars Bar Memories: The Diet Coke and Basement Dweller

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 at 6:10 am by
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Hard to believe, but Mars Bar has been dead for almost two years already. Oh, how we still miss the colorful freakshow; that bastion of gritty New York City authenticity that so many nightlife newcomers spend tons to replicate. A place to hang with neighbors and backed by a soundtrack of steady rock. Now it’s the Jupiter 21 residential complex, with a TD Bank in tow.

Meanwhile, Boogie regular mermaidfarm sent along a new comment posted to the dormant Yelp page. It’s quite classic, and involves a story about feces and the unidentified basement dweller.

The Diet Coke @ Mars Bar was sometimes really good. It came in a little clear plastic baggy and on several occasions almost made me mess in my pants.

Yes I know Mars Bar is no longer in existence but the smell of coke farts, body odor and well liquor will forever remain in my nose.

To say I met a lot of interesting people at Mars Bar would be an understatement. The cast of freaks, artists, drug dealers, drunks and hoodlums was like no other and can never be duplicated….. But the one person that I wonder about most Is the guy that lived in the basement.

Yes there was a guy that lived in the basement.

I never met this man, I don’t know his name and I have no idea what he looks like. But to this day every time I walk past what is now an almost complete shitty building of condos.

I think to myself…… Where does that guy who used to live in the basement live now?

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[Photo: Slum Goddess]

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