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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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Billykirk Bringing Leather Goods to Former Gargyle Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

In a city where scaffolding appears one day and stays for an eternity, it’s always a great feeling when the skeleton of iron is finally deposed. So, we can now rejoice at the removal of the sidewalk bridge from outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street … which had been decorated by street artist Garrett Wasserman. From […]

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Satanic VECTOR Gallery Relocates to 154 East Broadway

Posted July 14, 2014 at 6:06 am

Clinton Street is no longer the center of the occult, home of the devil. Satanic sachem JJ Brine has taken his rather photogenic VECTOR Gallery to another circle of hell. That of East Broadway in Chinatown. Squeezed from its former perch, VECTOR now has a new home at 154 East Broadway, where it will continue […]

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New York Barbers on Ludlow Street is Out of Business

Posted July 10, 2014 at 10:01 am

It’s been a veritable retail bloodbath for the three tenements comprising 149-153 Ludlow Street. In total, three businesses have been lost here in as many weeks. The recent departure of Blessed Peacemakers and Portia & Manny is now met with the closure of the simple New York Barbers at number 153. Security shutters are locked, […]

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Community 54 Relocates to Avenue B After Being Pushed Out of Clinton Street

Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

When Community 54 was forced from its digs at 54 Clinton Street back in January, partners Daymon Green and Jason Jacobs left a playful farewell that said only “gone fishing.” Well, it looks like the six-month-long trip at sea is over. A giant banner hanging from the former HQ indicates that the popular streetwear company has […]

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Portia & Manny Departs Ludlow Street After 2 Years

Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

Fashion flight continues to plague Ludlow Street within the confines of Hell Square. Even the relative noobs are now on the outs. Last month, we saw the fall of Blessed Peacemakers; this month it’s address-mate Portia & Manny. The vintage shop had been having a month-long “warehouse sale” on threads, but that all came to an […]

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