5. Smallest Strip Club: Pumps Exotic Dancing

Photograph Courtesy of Suzi Siegel

Owner Andy Sig opened the 1,200-square-foot Pumps Bar in 1997. The space is so small that the stage is behind the bar, but that winds up working well for business. Sig had to fight for his club during Mayor Giulianni’s push get rid off adult entertainment establishments in the city, most notably in Times Square. Over the decades Pumps has persevered amongst the changing times, clientele, and dancers. “We wear our hearts on our sleeve, and we’re very open people,” Sig says about himself and his wife who bartends at the club every weekend. According Sig, he and his wife, who used to be a dancer at the club, are one of the many couples who have fallen in love there.

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