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You partied at Paddy McGee's. Through the 1980's,

You partied at Paddy McGee's. Through the 1980's, 90s and early 2000s, the dockside Paddy McGee's was a popular stop for seafood--but made the most noise (some would say literally) on Sundays during the summer, when the spot held afternoon parties known for DJ beats and massive crowds. The venue was damaged during Superstorm Sandy, and never recovered. (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

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