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This Clinton Street Hair Salon Uses Dolls for an Anti-Trump Window Display

Posted March 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

Now, here’s a window display worth scoping out. The Kropps & Bobbers hair salon at Clinton Street is sticking it to Trump with an assorted assembly of Barbie and Ken knockoffs. Each one is posing with a different social message to address the myriad scandals of the Trump administration. Collectively saying, Dump Trump. Women’s rights, […]

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Procell Vintage Expands into Adjacent Delancey Car Service Space

Posted March 10, 2017 at 5:09 am

Since 2009, the scruffy storefront at 7 Delancey Street has continuously hosted a local car service. Beginning when the Allen Car Service relocated from around the corner (137 Allen). Then, a couple years later, it became Ajay Car-Limo. And, now it’s altogether gone, replaced by the guy next door. Vintage purveyor Brian Procell recently took […]

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Five Years Later, Carhartt WIP is Moving Around the Corner to Lafayette Street

Last modified March 1, 2017 at 10:48 am

Five years after its SoHo debut on Crosby Street, Carhartt is moving its Work in Progress-branded store one block east. The company literally planted a flag at 284 Lafayette Street earlier this month, and contractors have been feverishly readying the space. An employee tells us that the store “outgrew its space,” so corporate decided to […]

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With ‘Walltime,’ Bowery and East Houston Becomes User-Generated TV Screen

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

Over the years, the south-facing exposure of 294 Bowery has boasted its fair share of advertising. And plenty of graffiti, naturally. Everything from static billboards like the enormous Grand Theft Auto IV banner (April 2008) to videos pimping Ciroc vodka or the fight to save turtles. Now, this enormous white space above (and unrelated to) […]

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Laces Out: Payless is Closing Delancey Street Store After 6 Years

Posted February 21, 2017 at 5:00 am

Payless ShoeSource is a goner. The six-year-old store at 130 Delancey Street – inside the big-box base of the Blue condo – is closing in short order. Discount signs in the windows announce the closure and requisite sale, employing the tagline, “closing here but open near.” (The nearest location is 34th Street.) Payless has apparently […]

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‘Against Nature’ Boutique on Chrystie Street Shutters After 6 Years

Posted February 17, 2017 at 5:18 am

Fashion flight hits Chrystie Street. Against Nature, the men’s boutique that debuted back in 2010, shuttered this week. It rolled up and consolidated with the flagship store on Christopher Street. Not entirely unexpected. A few weeks ago, the Lee & Associates brokerage installed an enormous leasing banner on the facade. What we often call tombstone […]

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‘No Idols Tattoo’ the Latest Tattoo Parlor to Open on the Bowery, Birthplace of the Industry

Posted February 16, 2017 at 5:07 am

Tattooing is returning home in a big way. Back to the Bowery, where it all started. The latest newcomer in this revival is No Idols Tattoo, which opened a second-floor ink spot a few months ago at 112 Bowery. It joins Kings Avenue and celebrity inkmaster Bang Bang’s studio within a five-block radius. This chalked-up […]

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‘ELKEL’ Opening its First Brick-and-Mortar Boutique at 48 Hester Street

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

Men’s fashion is apparently still in at 48 Hester Street. Several months after shirt purveyor Gowan closed down, another boutique is on deck. This one focuses on “luxury men’s urban wear.” ELKEL officially announced itself last week with a few computer printouts and window neon. 48 Hester Street is the brand’s first solo brick-and-mortar. According […]

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Under New Ownership, Rebranded 249 Broome Street Now Has Some ‘Sparkle’

Posted February 13, 2017 at 9:56 am

Hell Square retailer Yaf Sparkle has a new home south of the Delancey divide, one that’s seen quite a bit of activity, both physical and legal, in the last year. Under new ownership, 249 Broome Street emerged from its extended renovation period a couple months ago. The result is a rebranded property – upscaled, you […]

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Teaching Art and Fashion to Kids with LES Popped for ‘Sunday Funday’

Posted February 10, 2017 at 5:07 am

LES Popped is growing. What was once solely a holiday pop-up shop for local artisans is now a permanent fixture at 72 Orchard Street. And one that’s adding kid programs to the mix. Indeed, Popped Kids “Sunday Funday” is the latest venture to come out of the creative enterprise. It’s a way of passing down inspired artistic skill sets […]

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