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Punk rockers clock in at new Schrager resto

Photo by The Villager

Photo by The Villager

The walls of the Clock Tower restaurant, on the second floor of Ian Schrager’s new The New York EDITION hotel, in the Metropolitan Life Building, at 5 Madison Ave., are plastered with framed photos of iconic New York scenes and figures. More than a few feature punk rockers, like the small one, at left, in the place’s billiards room, with Joey Ramone and David Johansen of the New York Dolls in front of C.B.G.B. Other shots show a mohawked Joe Strummer and The Clash cruising in a convertible, the Sex Pistols and even that “proto-punk,” Bob Dylan, in a photo at the Newport Jazz Festival by legendary lensman Bob Gruen. (O.K., so that one wasn’t from New York — though Gruen does live in Westbeth in the West Village.) The pictures are hung high, all about 12 feet off the floor or higher, but it’s still worth a look.