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‘Casper’ Mattress Company Replaces Stereo Exchange After 30 Years on Broadway

Last modified November 22, 2017 at 11:18 am

Stereo Exchange, the decades-old audiophile retailer, was forced from its longtime NoHo perch back in March. It had been at 627 Broadway since 1988, four years after the Wasserman family founded the business. (The store was originally called David’s Audio.) The mom-and-pop first downsized to a smaller loft location in Cooper Square that was appointment […]

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Sauce’s ‘LES Pizza’ Opens NoHo Offshoot at Coco & Cru on Broadway

Last modified August 31, 2017 at 2:11 pm

Sauce introduced a grab-and-go pizza option at its Lower East Side restaurant back in April. The newish concept – dubbed LES Pizza – hit the ground running, and now counts a second spinoff in its stable. Last month, team Sauce expanded with another LES Pizza location at the corner of Bleecker and Broadway in NoHo. […]

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Following DKNY, Hollister Mural Disappears Behind 6-Story Office Development

Posted June 28, 2017 at 5:09 am

Over at “SoHo’s most impactful corner,” 606 Broadway gradually ascends skyward, blocking out what was once a vacant sliver of city-owned land. Two towers of the rising superstructure are also starting to obstruct the Hollister ad branding on the north face of 600 Broadway. Madison Capital, which purchased the 6,190 square-foot parcel from the city for […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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Six-Story East Houston Commercial Development Gets New Name and Branding

Posted November 16, 2016 at 5:07 am

Ahead of the new commercial development at 19 East Houston, the spit of land formerly reserved for city vehicle parking is re-annointed as 606 Broadway. This despite the lion’s share of frontage along East Houston Street. Eye-grabbing teaser signage to that effect was hoisted above the active project site last week. And the neon-inspired billboard […]

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Electeds Rallying Against 5-Floor Niketown SoHo Opening Tomorrow on Broadway

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s been rumored for years, and now finally confirmed in the flesh. Nike is opening a huge store at the recently constructed 529 Broadway. It debuts tomorrow with a huge stock of Nike Air Jordans for the taking. Expect long lines. Niketown SoHo took five floors in the new six-story 529 Broadway, which was completed […]

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Evil Time Warner Cable Unveils New ‘Experience Store’ on East 4th Street

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The perennially maligned Time Warner Cable – soon to become Charter Communications, if you’ve seen those annoying commercials – is putting the finishing touches on its newest showroom. Its first in the downtown environs. Headquartered at 700 Broadway (corner of East 4th), the 5,700 square-foot location is one of their “experience stores.” Much of the […]

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2 Years Behind Schedule, the New 529 Broadway Shows Itself

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:19 am

The newest building in the landmarked Cast Iron District is now showing off. Check out the goods on 529 Broadway. After more than three years of astronomical spending, planning, city approvals, and construction, the first glimpse of the forthcoming final product is now visible. It’s a six-story retail building in the heart of the SoHo […]

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Here’s What Some Local Faith Leaders Are Saying About Notorious Landlord Steve Croman

Posted April 11, 2016 at 5:10 am

Even community religious leaders are now coming out against Steve Croman, one of the most hated men this side of the Hudson. Organized by the Cooper Square Committee and Movement for Justice in El Barrio, thirty-one faith leaders from several religions attempted to deliver letters of admonishment to the notorious landlord’s office (9300 Realty) at […]

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The New York Story Behind Hit Song ‘Mony Mony’

Posted April 1, 2016 at 5:13 am

Mutual of New York seems an unlikely source of inspiration for a top ten hit, but nevertheless it was, back in 1968 with Tommy James & the Shondells. Thanks to the midtown office building at 1740 Broadway, a then-untitled track by the popular Michigan natives scored its name. As well as a number three record […]

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