Bleecker Street

KITH Launches ‘Kidset’ Brand in Bleecker Street Revival

Posted December 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

If KITH were a Shrinky Dink, the old Bleecker Street store is now oven fresh. Despite the gargantuan flagship now open across the way on Lafayette Street, the brand is not finished with this tiny mid-block shop. It’s now for kids. KITH ultimately kept the lease after closing the womenswear outpost in October. The space […]

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‘City Hats’ Relocating to East Houston Ahead of Bleecker Street Redevelopment

Posted November 15, 2017 at 5:01 am

All commercial retail is being liquidated from the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets, as redevelopment looms. A week after our report about the imminent relocation of Shapiro Hardware, its neighbor faces the same fate. City Hats at 63 Bleecker Street is moving operations just a few blocks south to Houston. They’ve recently inked […]

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‘Shapiro Hardware’ Consolidating Operations on Great Jones Street Ahead of 59 Bleecker Redevelopment

Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:09 am

It was nine months ago that Shapiro Hardware opened an annex on Great Jones Street. At the time, we were told that the two locations would eventually consolidate. Ownership furthered that narrative by including signs at the Bleecker entrance advertising the newest addition. Now, that time has finally come. Giant banners affixed to the year-old […]

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‘NoHo Star’ to Shutter this December After 32 Years

Posted October 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another loss that cuts pretty deep. NoHo Star, the casual corner restaurant at Bleecker and Lafayette Streets is about to close for good. It’s been keeping the community in meals since 1985. It won’t last the winter, though. Jeremiah at Vanishing New York reports that the NoHo Star and its sister restaurant, Temple Bar, will […]

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40 Bleecker Street Decimated Ahead of its 12-Story Luxury Conversion

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

There isn’t much left of 40 Bleecker Street. Three months since the demolition permits were issued, the structure is completely obliterated. In its place, another monument for luxury. As previously reported, the second coming of 40 Bleecker Street is a 12-story condo project by Broad Street Development. The developer purchased the property for a whopping […]

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‘Overthrow Boxing Club’ Transformed Williamsburg’s Trash Bar Into Newest Gym

Last modified August 25, 2017 at 7:08 pm

Stick and move. Two years after opening on Bleecker Street, the Overthrow Boxing Club is about to lift the curtain on its new expansion project. Another gym across the river in Williamburg. Its choice of venue was apt – the beloved pit formerly known as Trash Bar, which closed right around the time the Overthrow […]

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Shepard Fairey Stencils Debbie Harry Mural Across from Long-Gone CBGB

Posted August 23, 2017 at 5:05 am

As first reported here yesterday, artist Shepard Fairey took to Bleecker Street yesterday to impart a new punk rock mural. The two-year-old Joey Ramone treatment – what some have called a subtle advertisement for Overthrow Boxing Gym – had been erased the day before in preparation for the next in line. The piece is a […]

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Shepard Fairey will Replace Joey Ramone with a Debbie Harry Mural on Bleecker Street

Last modified August 22, 2017 at 11:25 pm

Yesterday afternoon, the two-year-old Joey Ramone mural was whitewashed from the Bleecker Street facade of Saxon + Parole. Two dudes were spotted erasing the artwork with a bucket of beige paint. But it apparently won’t stay blank for long. Word on the street is that Shepard Fairey is on deck to paint the replacement over […]

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12-Story Luxury Condos to Rise at Soon-to-be-Demolished 40 Bleecker Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 11:06 am

With the addition of yet another luxury condoplex, NoHo is becoming too upper crust for its own good. Next to fall is 40 Bleecker Street, which will be resurrected as twelve stories of residential living. Preparations for demolition of the brick buildings at 40 Bleecker began earlier this month with the installation of token scaffolding […]

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Clayton’s Corner: In the Ring with an Octogenarian Battling Trump

Posted March 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

What do you do when you turn 80-years-old?  If you are Anthony Haden-Guest you get into the boxing ring and duke it out. In the run-up to the big birthday bout, he sustained four broken ribs in an incident, and is also in line to surgically get sixteen teeth implants. He calls me up and says he […]

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