When the original Eagle, long a New York landmark, closed in 2000, it left Manhattan’s leather-clad S&M community crying into their beers. This latest incarnation, a palatial two-story club located near the West Side Highway, manages to evoke its predecessor while actually outdoing it. We could go on about the décor — they spared no expense on the chain-link — but of more interest is the fact that the regulars who haunted the original Eagle have now been joined by a new generation of denim-and-leather fanatics. The self-serious machismo once inherent in leather culture — that football game on the television isn’t fooling anyone, by the way — has toned down considerably. Of course, that still leaves plenty of room for pool-shooting, cigar-chomping, and boot-shining.