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DJ Nicky Siano’s 60th Birthday Celebration at El Dorado, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

DJ Nicky Siano’s 60th Birthday Celebration, El Dorado, Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

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DJ Nicky Siano and Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

Nicky Siano was born in Brooklyn on March 18, 1955, and became a resident DJ at The Gallery and Studio 54 in New York City. This past Saturday on March 21, 2015 he celebrated his 60th Birthday at the famous El Dorado in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York. It was carefully organized by Rebecca Lynn, a good friend of Nicky’s. The El Dorado Arcade on Surf Avenue is known for its disco bumper cars, club lighting, dance music, and its slogan “Bump Your Ass Off”. The night began with a steady flow of club-goers streaming in after waiting on a block long line; within an hour the arcade was overflowing transformed into a disco reminiscent of days gone by. DJ Nicky Siano kept the night going with favorite disco and club classics from First Choice to Loleatta Holloway to Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes. The dance floor surrounded by bumper cars was packed; and sounds of cow bells and conga drums played along with Nicky. The back arcade was bustling serving beverages, pizza, French fries, and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. New York legendary DJ Bacho Mangual, along with Brooklyn locals, Rican Vargas, the founder of the Coney Island Dancers, and Ralphie Dee, an original DJ from 2001 Odyssey of Saturday Night Fever fame, were among the crowd who came from near and far. The legendary night ended with Nicky’s birthday cake as old friends reunited making new memories.

About Nicky:

In 1971, Nicky was 16 years old when he landed his first DJ job, the following year in 1972, he and his older brother Joe opened The Gallery in SoHo, New York where he received legendary status as a DJ. Disco and the club scene was just newly formed in New York two years prior on February 14, 1970 by David Mancusco, who opened The Loft in SoHo, New York. In 1977, when Steve Rubell opened the legendary Studio 54 he asked Nicky to become one of its resident DJs. Nicky worked the DJ booth the night Bianca Jagger rode in on a white horse for her legendary 30th birthday party in 1977. That same year, 1977, Nicky went on to produce records. He still remains a powerful force in the club world, and reappeared at the Studio 54 “One Night Only” reopening on October 18, 2011 organized by Sirius XM Radio. Nicky played all 1970s disco from the club’s original days.

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All Photographs and Article by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, New York.

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Neon sign at El Dorado. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rican Vargas and Nicky Siano. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rachael Louise and Lauren Yothers. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Club-Goers. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Richard Colon, Rican Vargas, Marie Flecha, and Gigi Neglia. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Antonio, “Djdatgurl Curly”, and Rob Luna. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Paul “DJ Big Paul” Punzone, DJ Joe Damante, and DJ Ralphie Dee. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rican Vargas, Rebecca Lynn, and Gigi Neglia. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano and Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano and Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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El Dorado bumper cars, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rebecca Lynn. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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El Dorado bumper cars, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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El Dorado, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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El Dorado, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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El Dorado, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Rican Vargas with fellow member of the Coney Island Dancers, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Bacho Mangual. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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Studio 54, MFSB, and Nicky Siano memorabilia. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Bacho Mangual. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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The Parachute Jump, Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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DJ Nicky Siano. Photograph by Lisa Pacino.

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