Matthew Silver, the 2014 Mr. Lower East Side

Off Cycle ‘Mr. Lower East Side Pageant’ Returns Tomorrow Night … in Ridgewood

Posted October 21, 2016 at 9:50 am

Surprise! The Mr. Lower East Side Pageant returns tomorrow night, some four months earlier than usual. Unlike earlier this year, the iconic underground beauty contest won’t be anywhere near its namesake neighborhood. This time, for the 17.5th annual event, the shenanigans will go down at the Footlight Bar in Ridgewood, Queens. You’re probably wondering about the off-cycle nature […]

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There is a 50-Foot Henry Rollins Towering Above NoHo for Calvin Klein

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

Nothing gets between punk and its Calvins. As of this past summer, Calvin Klein counts Henry Rollins as one of its brand ambassadors. Touting all the wild and reckless shit he’s done while dressed in their clothes. Now, the former Black Flag front man, poet, and all around badass is towering fifty feet above East […]

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Zarin Fabrics Celebrates 80 Years on the LES, So Keep a Lookout for the Branded Double-Decker Bus in its Honor

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:18 am

Zarin Fabrics is now celebrating its 80th year here on the Lower East Side. Quite an accomplishment. The third-generation, family-owned operation joins a class of recent anniversaries from legacy businesses, such as Russ & Daughters and Katz’s Deli. As such, the PR machine is spinning to let people know of this most recent milestone. The […]

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Reed Space will Close Today After 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

Fifteen years. Gone just like that. And so is Reed Space. The Lower East Side tastemaker is ending its operations on Orchard Street after business today. The store has been having a fire sale for weeks. A “reset” of sorts is promised, which would include a new store altogether. However, the location, and any future […]

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ODD. Boutique is Moving from Ludlow Street After 4 Years

Posted September 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is ODD. This is tombstone signage. This is Misrahi Realty letting you know that 164 Ludlow Street is leasing again. This is fashion flight. The ODD. New York boutique (stylized with the period) is on its way out after spending more than four years in Hell Square. The store modified the “for rent” sign […]

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Biker Bag Brand ‘Timbuk2’ Announces New NoHo Flagship Store

Posted September 21, 2016 at 5:08 am

San Francisco-based bag brand Timbuk2 is opening a new flagship store in NoHo, one of two maiden outposts for the company on the East Coast. Site chosen is 325 Lafayette Street, previously occupied by furniture retailer Shimna. According to the press copy, the space will “showcase Timbuk2’s entire product line of more than 100 styles of […]

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Online Retailer ‘JCRT’ Launches Plaid Pop-up to the Bowery

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:12 am

After nearly a year of vacancy, 350 Bowery is apparently paying the bills as a haven for pop-ups. First with garage rock revival and now Paul Bunyan plaid. Four months ago, The Strokes hosted a week-long merch shop at 352 Bowery as promotion for its GovBall performance and newest album, Future Present Past. Now, though, with festival season […]

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Put this in Your Pipe: Weedmaps Marijuana Service Opening Storefront Office on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Put this in your pipe and smoke it – marijuana info service Weedmaps is on its way to the Lower East Side. The company has been building out 150 Orchard Street since late August, and the bud of that labor is now visible. Branded canopy arrived this week. We’re told this is to be storefront […]

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

‘Mad Hatters’ Revives its Hats History at the City Lore Gallery Space [PHOTOS]

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Wearing many hats takes on a new meaning at “Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers,” an exhibit at City Lore. Showcasing a history of hatmaking in our city, there are plenty of hats on display that could have only been created here. New York has always been a hat-lovers town. Amidst our diversity, you […]

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Footwear Brand, Camper, Unveils New ‘CamperLab’ Store on the Bowery

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:08 am

Contemporary footwear company Camper is set to launch one of its newest retail verticals on the Bowery. You’ll recall that the Spanish-based brand planted a flag at 221 Bowery shortly after Chair-Up was unseated, and relocated around the corner to Delancey Street. We first published that story in August. Construction of the plywood shed commenced […]

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