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‘Colfax and Bale’ Will Soon Bring Streetwear and Urban Vibes to 174 Ludlow Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Colfax and Bale sounds more like a high-end department store or maybe one of those law firms advertised on the subway. Far from it, though. It’s actually the name of a new street-style apparel store opening at 174 Ludlow Street. For the last year, 174 Ludlow had been a vacancy, with its security gate perpetually shuttered. […]

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FAB 208 Vintage Boutique in the East Village is Closing After 23-Year Run

Posted August 19, 2014 at 6:07 am

And we paraphrase here: owning a small business in New York City is like dating a lead singer in a rock band; he’s dirty, sexy, and exciting, but also unreliable and takes all your money. Then one day you’re just too old for him and he stops coming around. This sentiment was conveyed by FAB […]

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TOMS Shoes Opening Flagship NYC Store on Elizabeth Street

Posted August 18, 2014 at 5:10 am

National fashion brands continue their eastward quest through the gold coast of Little Italy. Side by side with the “it-costs-a-month’s-rent- to-shop” indie boutiques. The latest to snatch up valuable retail property here is TOMS. It appears the slip-on shoe brand recently signed a lease at 264 Elizabeth Street. This is a first for TOMS in […]

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Sabit NYC Japanese-Style Streetwear Brand Opening on Clinton Street

Posted August 11, 2014 at 6:00 am

In the year since Legacy Garment Care relocated from 43 Clinton Street, its old digs remained a vacancy. However, those dormant days are now over. A new poster in the window tells us that a newcomer is on the way. A boutique called Sabit NYC. Sabit NYC is a ten-year-old fashion brand that specializes in […]

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Hester Street Fair Creating LES-Themed Mini Golf in Seward Park This Weekend

Posted August 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

Its tee time for the Lower East Side. The Hester Street Fair – now firmly in control of Seward Park each weekend – has another ace up its sleeve. Or should we say birdie. Event organizers are transforming the playground and concrete lot into a nine-hole mini-golf course that challenges your knowledge of the Lower […]

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Tokyo Rebel Finds a New Home at 158 Allen Street

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Where so many other boutiques have failed – most recently, Feltraiger – another is rolling the dice at 158 Allen Street. And a familiar face, at that. Alphabet City refugee Tokyo Rebel finally found a new permanent home. The five-year-old unique boutique opened its latest flagship store at 158 Allen on Tuesday afternoon. The event was […]

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Neighbors Irked by Penis in the Window of 52 Kenmare [NSFW]

Last modified July 23, 2014 at 9:42 am

The Rivington Design House – no longer on its namesake street – is making waves. Their new headquarters at 52 Kenmare Street currently boasts a poster of a naked man in the window. Flaccid penis and all. The public nudity display is actually part of Bek Andersen’s gallery installation at the Rivington Design House called […]

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Volang Boutique Shutters After 4-Year Tenure on Orchard Street

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

A few weeks shy of its fourth anniversary on the Lower East Side, women’s boutique, Volang, packed up and left. We passed 147 Orchard Street yesterday afternoon to find the store a ghost town. There are no updates via social media or website announcement, and the phone line is “not accepting calls at this time.” […]

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Black Scale is Moving Its Flagship to 4 Prince Street

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Black Scale flagship boutique at 296 Elizabeth Street is reportedly moving to the Bowery. More precisely, to the embattled eastern fringe of Prince Street, which has seen its fair share of retail turnover the last couple years. We are told the Black Scale streetwear brand will soon re-launch inside the old Seasonal Whispers store […]

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Green Gate Cleaner Offers ‘Organic’ Dry Cleaning for Upper Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Barely a month after Synchronicity departed 179 Orchard Street, its replacement has arrived. The anointed newcomer is an upscale, “organic” laundry/dry cleaner called Green Gate Cleaner. Opening transpired last week. Neons are aglow. The storefront – no stranger to vacancy the last few years - is pretty much a white box space with a countertop. A […]

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