Tuesday, May 22, 2007
When They Dance
New York's Little Charlie's Clam Bar in Littly Italy gets a makeover courtesy of Sting and Bowie. The rock stars are turning the 5,500 square foot club into a burlesque nightclub, a third Forty Deuce. It only seems appropriate since the mini-franchise, with clubs in L.A. and Vegas, was originally named for 42nd Street.
So what will the NY club entail? According to Ivan Kane's web site: "This intimate, exclusive, back-alley club comes replete with velvet rope and gorgeous people. At Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce New York Nightclub, you'll find the naughty yet sophisticated atmosphere of old-school striptease joints. Watch as gifted burlesque dancers sashay down the bar in front of the legendary curtain of pearls. It's dirty-cool..."
Along with fan dancers and shimmy queens, expect some fun celebrity sightings. George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mick Jagger were all spotted at the L.A. club.