CBGB has been home to roughly 75 bands a week – every week- for over 30 years. Now, like its compatriot down the street, The Bottom Line, it's facing closure.
I consider myself a New Yorker; I've lived out east, spent many, many weekends roaming all over the Big Apple, and I still make a point of getting to New York City at least once a year. It's my idea of a tropical island paradise.
But my paradise is changing. Disney is taking over Times Square and there are numerous other examples of New York City losing its character. As the clubs go, so goes the city. And CBGB is the Mother of All Clubs.
Don't let this one get away. Let's work on maintaining New York as a unique destination, not just another megaplex with the same stores, same restaurants, and same music that can be bought, eaten, and heard in every other city in the U.S. of A.
The Bowery Resident’s Committee is threatening to close this historical landmark. It's time New York City stand up for the music and arts community that made the Lower East Side great and fight to keep CBGBs a part of the Bowery.
Please sign the petition at www.savecbgb.org. I did.
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