It's a well-known address to all New Yorkers: 315 Bowery—the former home of the iconic punk rock club CBGB. These days, designer John Varvatos' men's boutique has taken the stage. At the invitation of my good friend Ari Kassman, I stopped in Thursday night to catch a performance by Mad Juana. (Varvatos, an avid rock 'n' roll fan, continues to keep the music alive by featuring live bands from time to time. Just two nights prior, the legendary New York Dolls performed to kick off the designer's new monthly XM Sirius Satellite Radio show "Born In Detroit".)
Admittedly, I was more intrigued by the ghost of CBGB than anything, but of course, a rockin' crowd always inspires me.
The stores' centerpiece: a gigantic black chandelier. Ahhhhh...
CBGB's original flyer and graffiti-laden wall—now framed and preserved. Very cool.
A little rock 'n' roll history