Rampant bourgeoisification may be sweeping the last bit of rough charm from the meatpacking district, but Mother, ChiChi and Johnny's enduring bastion
of bohemia, is still holding its loopy flag aloft: a recent Thursday night featured Long Black Veil's Third Annual Lost Boys Vampyre Beach Party, complete with gothic swimsuit competition. As ever, the club enforced a stern but loving
dress code, this time requiring "vinyl swimwear and fangs, gothic or Victorian
bathing costume, historical garb, mermaid, or head-to-toe black."