4. Search & Destroy, 25 St. Mark’s Place, between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
St. Mark’s Place is punk’s geographical embodiment. After visiting the former CBGB and the church where church where Patti Smith crooned her first punk poetry, you could go to Trash & Vaudeville, the famous punk/goth store where Springsteen and the Ramones shopped–but that, quite frankly, would not be untapped. Instead, pay a visit to Search & Destroy, Trash’s vintage equivalent. The reassembled dolls in the windows, dominatrix gear, and giant Ronald McDonald heads are occasionally less alarming than prices for used t-shirts, but prices are mostly fair. And although the disturbing statues and the pornification of beloved Disney characters seem designed to keep out the pure of heart, the staff is incredibly friendly, even to the unpierced.