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Behold! The Essex Street Snowman Now Has a Twin

Posted January 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

The rather rotund Essex Street Snowman was sprayed with water, causing it to multiply like mogwai. Where there was once one, now two exist… Yes, there are now twin monstrous Essex Street Snowmen at the corner of Canal Street. In a quick change-up, the father-son team at the Chinese bodega created a second snow creature […]

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Tokyobike Collaborates with New Balance; Returning Permanently to the Bowery in March

Posted January 22, 2015 at 5:19 am

Despite a Birchbox holiday pop-up to the contrary, Tokyobike is indeed staying put at 1 Prince Street. Permanently, we are told. Yes, the trendy bike manufacturer will officially mark its homecoming to the Bowery sometime in March 2015, according to an email from co-owner Dean DiSimone. It previously spent some five months at the address late […]

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Moscot Celebrates 100th Anniversary with New Smart Car and Eyewear Line

Posted January 16, 2015 at 5:16 am

This is a momentous year for Lower East Side retail legend Moscot. Yesterday afternoon, the fifth-generation eyewear brand officially celebrated its 100th Anniversary with some interesting product updates. They’re going big, it seems, having teased loyal fans for the last couple weeks. First, and most surprising, Moscot joined forces with Smart to create a limited […]

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Ralph Lauren’s Double RL on Prince Street is on the Outs

Last modified January 16, 2015 at 9:37 am

Not even the big fish can swim in the predatory waters of Nolita anymore. Looks like Ralph Lauren’s Double RL may soon succumb to the very climate it helped create. Its long-running store at the corner of Mott and Prince is seemingly on the outs. Two leasing signs affixed to its facade announce the news to the […]

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Justin Bieber’s Possibly Photoshopped Body Now Dominates East Houston Street

Posted January 14, 2015 at 5:12 am

Justin Bieber’s bod may or may not have been photoshopped for a recent Calvin Klein ad campaign, but his shirtless torso nevertheless dominates East Houston Street. The Bieber billboard-banner – which also features cowgirlin’ supermodel Lara Stone – was hoisted to the brand’s longtime ad space above the entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway entrance. The […]

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Yoga High Shuttering Its Lower East Side Studio at the End of January

Last modified January 13, 2015 at 10:24 am

Yoga High is running low. The last two winters weren’t so kind to the Lower East Side studio, with the first outward signs of trouble having materialized back in July; Yoga High cut back on its schedule and teachers. Owner Mel Russo told us at the time that last winter in particular “killed us financially […]

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Delicate Raymond Jewelry Departs Orchard Street; New Locations in Brooklyn and Greenwich Village

Posted January 7, 2015 at 5:20 am

Coming off a second anniversary in the neighborhood and tenth as a brand, Delicate Raymond Jewelry is no longer slinging fashion at 73 Orchard Street. Done with the Lower East Side. Local designer Michelle Zimmerman closed her shop just after Christmas. The boutique spent trying two-year period pinballing around Orchard Street, thanks in part to greedy landlords. Lack of […]

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That Faded Children’s Place Ad Banner Fell from Its Longtime Delancey Street Perch

Posted December 29, 2014 at 5:35 am

For at least a decade, the vinyl banner has been a faded fixture above Essex Street. An advertisement for The Children’s Place. Since its inception, change transpired all around and at a fever pitch, but there the signage remained, bleached by years of sun and pollution. It even survived Hurricane Sandy and the store relocation a […]

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Maison Kitsuné is Opening Its 2nd NYC Shop on Rivington Street

Posted December 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

That cutesy pink exterior at Rivington Street was painted black last week. After sitting on the open market for three months, the indie fashion aesthetic of Cutie Room just gave way to something more upscale preppy. Maison Kitsuné – the French-Japanese record label-slash-fashion hybrid – is opening a “unique retail experience” here in the coming […]

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Spiritual America Boutique Quits 5 Rivington Street

Posted December 22, 2014 at 5:35 am

Spiritual America followed its Lower East Side address-mate Cutie Room into the dark oblivion, having closed up shop last week. Last month was its three-year anniversay at 5 Rivington Street; this month is a bit less celebratory. The women’s boutique shuttered without much announcement to the neighborhood. Its window leafing – somewhat scraped off – […]

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