1725 River Road
Edgewater, New Jersey
active years: 1974 - Spring 1978
Eddie "WildWorm" Rothschild (1975-1977 + 1994)
- Owned by former politician Nelson Gross, who was abduted and
assassinated by some crack he operates it.
- the club was located in a real ferry boat which used to route between
Hoboken, NJ and NYC, but was taken out of service soon after the opening
of the Lincoln Tunnel.
- Nelson Gross bought the boat in 1967 and in late 1974 he permanently
docked it on the Hudson River in Edgewater, NJ. The three story boat
opened as a Disco and Restaurant.
- it was populary called just 'El Bote' or 'The Boat' in public mouth.
- the interior was that of a 1900's River Boat, with everything in
- all races and nationalities were represented in the club, all Disco
lovers were allowed in.
- the bottom deck, the old car deck, had been transformed into a large
dance floor, or actually two, one on each side, but was served as one by
Ed "Wild Worm" during the weekends. He presented the dancers with short,
quick, accurate cut mixes of his wide variety of music.
- upstairs was a restaurant and another two dance floors separated by
the dining room and the kitchen, with a glass enclosed DJ booth right in
between the two dance floors. This smaller Disco featured live acts every
day of the week. Pete Denis was the upstairs DJ and gave his audience
longer beat mixes, that would play synchronized for a long time before
turning over to the next song.
- the ferry literally Rocked... and when the weather was bad people
actually got sea sick.
- at the shore there was an enormous parking lot with space for 1200
- the club was abruptly closed after a huge fight in Summer 1978 which
more or less demolished the whole boat. After that night the Club part
was permanently closed and the ferry later reopened as a restaurant only
and is still operating as such.
Playlist June 1978
DJ: Ed "Wild Worm" Rothschild
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING - The Bee Gees
NICE AND SLOW - Jesse Green
TEN PERCEN - Double Exposure
TURN THE BEAT AROUND - Vicki Sue Robinson
YOU SET MY HEART ON FIRE - Tina Charles
HEART OF GLASS - Blondie
NIGHT AND DAY - John Davis & The Monster Orchestra
YOUNG HEARTS RUN FREE - Candi Staton
DON'T TAKE AWAY THE MUSIC - Tavares
HE'S THE GREATEST DANCER - Sister Sledge