John Gotti, notoriously stylish as he was, never craved a rhinestone piglet. For years he walked past Charles' Place at 234 Mulberry Street, on his way to and from his Ravenite Social Club, "but he never patronized us," Charles Elkaim, the shop's owner laughs. Now the former Ravenite is a snazzy shoe store and, after 18 years on the block, Elkaim is packing up his dinosaur necklaces and monkey ear bobs and bejeweled bat bracelets and... More >>>