The Daily Shortlist February 15

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Location: SoHo, NYC
Art: Bye Bye CBGB
Show time: See website for schedule; Through February 28
Venue: Clic Bookstore & Gallery
Food: Nha Trang
Drink: Naked Lunch
Miscellaneous: La Esquina

Bye Bye CBGB is a final goodbye to one of the last relics of New York punk rock and 1970s/1980s underground culture and features black and white prints and silver prints mounted on light boxes with the flickering electric lights animating the figures. The accompanying sketches are rendered with a mix of ink and pencils. CBGBs is a place that continues to thrive on in the collective unconscious; a historic landmark that belongs just as much to teenagers buying their first Ramones album as it does to those who attended the first Ramones gigs in 1974 One of the best affordable Vietnamese restaurants in the city, Nha Trang is right near the downtown courthouse, making it a high volume place. Despite that, the food is great and the Pho (rice noodle soup) dishes are $5 and under. Named after William S. Burroughs novel, Naked Lunch is a cool and comfortable bar where local artists usually gather. No shooting up though! One of the best taqueria’s in the city, the Mexican food at La Esquina is authentic and to die for. While tacos will set you back $3, plates are in the $6 to $7.25 range.

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