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1. JOHN VARVATOS, 315 Bowery: For years, 315 Bowery was the home to CBGB, the grotty bar that helped birth legends such as The Ramones, Blondie and Television. After a rent dispute, the club closed in 2006, and the space was taken over by Varvatos, a Detroit-born clothier, whose ads have featured the likes of Iggy Pop and Green Day. In addition to duds for men, the store sells pricey rare vinyl and rock memorabilia. (Walk up the Bowery to the corner of East Second Street and crane your neck to see the sign for Joey Ramone Place, placed high to deter thieves.) (212-358-0315, johnvarvatos.com)(Credit: Linda Rosier)

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Punk shrines in the Village

Punk earned its place in fashion's history book this week, when the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute opened "Punk: Chaos to Couture." The exhibit looks at how the rip-it-up-and- start-again sartorial spirit of Johnny Rotten and Joey Ramone has influenced style ever since punk came screaming onto the music scene in the 1970s. New York was one of punk's epicenters, and even as gentrification has run amok in the city, a few places keep the memory alive. -- Maura Johnston, Special to Newsday