"Avenue A" by The Dictators (VIDEO)
Listen to "Avenue A" by The Dictators, No. 76 on our list of the 100 best NYC songs.
Wed Mar 7 2012
76. The Dictators, "Avenue A" (2001)
Though not a vintage slab from this seminal NYC punk outfit, but rather a track from a latter-day comeback LP (D.F.F.D.), this snappy, slightly wistful love letter to the Lower East Side still ranks. And really, you can't question the Gotham-punk bona fides of frontman Handsome Dick Manitoba, who owns and operates neighborhood bar Manitoba's, which is, alas, on Avenue B.