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First Look at Copacabana, Sashaying Into Midtown Next Month

Photo: Melissa Hom

Old-school glamour is already having a moment, but when iconic club Copacabana reopens in new digs July 12, it'll add an injection of Latin flair. The club's original 60th Street location, which opened in the forties, gave idols like Dean Martin, Desi Arnaz, and Jerry Lewis their start, and was also used by Martin Scorsese in Goodfellas. After moving several times, the club was forced to close its doors in 2007, and now the venue will land at 47th near Eighth Avenue.

"Everybody in the Latin community has been waiting anxiously for the Copa to reopen," a rep told us, mentioning that Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays will be "Latin night" at the venue. The first of these also marks the official opening, a fund-raiser for the Department of Corrections on July 12, where Willie Colón will play and the mayor is expected to attend. Later this summer, look for the debut of Copacabana's rooftop tapas bar with food from Alex Garcia, along with a fifth-floor VIP room. Scope out the glam new space in our slideshow.

Copacabana, 268 W. 47th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-221-2672

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