Goodnight, Mr. Kristal. I always liked your style.
And all over the net as it goes, I suspect. If the name doesn't ring a bell â€” Hilly Kristal was the founder of CBGB's (technically it's just CBGB, but everyone seems to add the possessive), a place so legendary you might actually think more of it if you've never been there. Dirty, dark, with the nastiest bathrooms you'd ever see and an awkwardly-shaped stage, it was the breeding ground for a lot of New York music, and it was an icon until it closed last year.
A little piece of the city has now, undeniably, slipped away.