Market NYC Opens New Outpost Today at 290 Mulberry Street

Last modified February 12, 2016 at 11:05 am

​Market NYC first announced its return to Little Italy just before Christmas. Two months after its holiday pop-up onsite, the third city location at 290 Mulberry Street is a go. It opens to the public at noon today. This week was one of final preparations. The lettering was installed; window treatments were deposed to reveal the […]

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The ‘New Bowery’ Championed in ‘Batman v. Superman’ Turkish Airlines Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

Turkish Airlines is high on the Bowery. At least according to the post-Super Bowl commercial that you probably missed. Under the comic book guise of the forthcoming Batman v. Superman movie, the merits of New York City are pimped for Turkish Airlines. And even in the fictional Gotham/Metropolis, the Bowery is nightlife gold. Indeed, the […]

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Half-Naked Justin Bieber Returns to Houston Street for Calvin Klein

Posted January 28, 2016 at 5:11 am

​Justin Bieber loves to take his pants off. A year since the last strip-down, the Bieb is back shilling for Calvin Klein on East Houston Street. More underwear. The company installed its newest ad banner above the intersection of Lafayette yesterday morning. As before, Justin Bieber is again flaunting his junk for the world to […]

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Organic Mattress Store ‘Nest Bedding’ Takes a Turn at 196 Bowery

Posted January 22, 2016 at 5:13 am

​For years, a gallery ruled as primary function of the 196 Bowery storefront. But the Judith Charles Gallery (nee Charles Bank Gallery) did not make it through last summer. Now, a showroom of a different sort is taking a turn. Behold, Nest Bedding, which set up shop earlier this week. The window leafing is in […]

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‘Space NK Apothecary’ Takes Over Former Ralph Lauren Space on Prince Street

Posted January 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

Ever since Ralph Lauren’s Double RL sub-label closed shop around this time last year, the cornershop at 31 Prince Street remained vacant. The vintage imprint lasted an impressive fourteen years on the block before succumbing to the pressures it no doubt cultivated. Now the space is ready to be reborn. British cosmetics retailer Space NK […]

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One of the Last Few Hosiery Shops on Orchard Street Calls it Quits

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:16 am

Down on the lower third of Orchard Street, a tiny, mostly unknown hosiery shop is on the verge of disappearance. Penco Sportswear (aka Princess Apparel LLC) seemingly lost the battle of changing neighborhood dynamic and taste. Tombstone real estate signage has taken its customary place above the security gage. Penco Sportswear spent more than a decade […]

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Colfax & Bale Wraps Up Sales on Ludlow Street After Less Than 2 Years

Posted January 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lots more fashion flight to report in Hell Square. Now it’s Colfax & Bale that’s gone bust. The urban-wear boutique at 174 Ludlow Street shuttered within the last week. We’re told that the lease expired on January 15, and the landlord “would not renew the lease.” The shop was another in a long line of […]

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Ethik Clothing Co. and EHVonnae Flee 160 Orchard Street

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:14 am

​Orchard Street is down two retail shops. At the same address, no less. Mid-January fashion flight. Skater-conscious streetwear brand, Ethik Clothing Co., officially shuttered this week. Its former HQ at 160 Orchard is now in disarray, topped with tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Ethik opened this brick-and-mortar back in July 2013, after a brief year-long […]

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Patricia Field’s Bowery Boutique will Probably Close Next Month

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Iconic downtown designer Patricia Field announced in December that she was retiring after her impressive fifty-year run. At the time, the 74-year-old luminary noted that her namesake Bowery boutique would live through the springtime. Not the case, actually. A recent email to “loyal” clients, obtained by Racked, indicates the closing is much sooner. As in, […]

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Prison Cell Bootcamp Studio ‘ConBody’ Relocates to Broome Street

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:10 am

As millions make those futile New Year’s resolutions to lose more weight or to work out more, one neighborhood gym is seizing the moment. Prison cell bootcamp company ConBody is on the move again. Indeed, less than a year after proprietor Coss Marte – a former drug dealer who served four years of a seven-year […]

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