It's fashionable to say that truly thrilling New York City nightlife died off during the Giuliani era. But It's Always Darkest Before Dawn (powerHouse, $50), a collection of Polaroids shot by photographer Jeremy Kost, proves you can still find places packed to bursting with overstimulated club kids, fabulous drag queens, and debauched celebs—if you know where to look.
It's Always Darkest Before Dawn, by Jeremy Kost, from powerHouse Books, $50 at at select bookstores and www.amazon.com.
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