Though creatures of the night might easily criss-cross between downtown Manhattan and Bushwick and back again, thirty years ago the two areas seemed like galaxies apart. Now a new book entitled A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick juxtaposes Manhattan's vibrant disco scene in the late '70s and early '80s with the grit and grease of Bushwick. The brainchild of photographer Meryl Meisler, the artist epitomizes the tome's theme: a photographer out and about at Studio 54 and other red velvet clubs of the era, Meisler had never heard of Bushwick until the 1977 New York City blackout when the neighborhood would make the front page news for widespread riots and looting that took place when the lights were out. Four years later, Meisler wound up teaching in a Bushwick public school and brought her passion for photography to the new neighborhood. Below, we have the chance to preview some shots from the new book and we hear there'll be a big launch party and photo exhibit in -- where else? -- the 'wick tomorrow night at Bizarre Black Box Gallery (12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn) from 7pm-4am. Bust our your lamé hotpants because the party's gonna be a 'Disco Night' hosted by Paper Beautiful Person Merrie Cherry along with Darlinda Just Darlinda, burlesque go-go dancers, DJs and more. (And pssst -- it sounds like there's gonna be an open bar!) Photos will be on display through September 25th.

A Tale of Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick is out now via Bizarre Publishing

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

Bushwick Disco

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