Capitol Fishing Tackle Co. (Patti Smith/ Robert Mapplethorpe)

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218 W. 23rd St.
New York, NY 10011
United States
40° 44' 40.2684" N, 73° 59' 48.1452" W

About

Capitol Fishing Tackle Co. had been here until 2006, when it moved to 132 W. 36th St., NYC, 10018. People shopped here for fishing equipment, but some locals shopped here to use the colorful lures, etc., as art supplies. According to Patti Smith's book, "Just Kids," Robert Mapplethorpe shopped here.
Others who shopped this location were Harold Robbins, Andy Warhol, Fabio, and Sid Vicious/ Nancy Spungen. It was a couple of doors down from the Hotel Chelsea, which explains some of the clientele.

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plaquemaster
Mon, 04/09/2012 - 19:38

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