Lafayette Street

KITH’s Mega Flagship Opens on Lafayette Street at the End of the Month

Posted September 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

The secret is not so well-guarded. We’ve known for months that trendy footwear company KITH is constructing an enormous new flagship at 339 Lafayette Street. (Boogie broke the story.) Within the walls of the former, albeit rehabilitated, Peace Pentagon. It’ll apparently occupy all three levels of the recently renovated building. Until now, there was little […]

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Morris Adjmi-Designed Development at ‘Jones Diner’ Site Reaches 3 Stories

Posted August 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

The irregularly shaped NoHo parcel, which once housed the Jones Diner, and later, high-profile advertecture, is now buzzing with construction activity. It is here that a ten-story mixed-use development is set to sprout. The fenced-in real estate began to see movement last fall with the removal of the aformentioned advertecture, a fixture for the last […]

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Bono’s Wife is Opening an ‘EDUN’ Outpost on Lafayette Street

Posted August 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

It was one year ago already that Brooklyn-based jewelry label, In God We Trust, closed its small SoHo shop. It had been on Lafayette Street for the decade prior. Now, its former location at number 265 is combined with the old Blue Water Flower Shop next door to become another upscale boutique. One with U2 […]

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High-End Danish Furniture Store ‘BoConcept’ Pops up on Lafayette Street

Last modified August 16, 2017 at 1:24 pm

“Chinatown and Little Italy just got a Danish neighbor,” the window copy reads at Lafayette Street. This is the inaugural message BoConcept unleashed on the community last week in launching its newest store. Site chosen is the former American Apparel Factory Outlet, which closed last November. The 3,000-square-foot retail shop is actually temporary, and part […]

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‘Oddfellows’ Readies New Ice Cream Shop Beside the Chefs Club Counter on Lafayette Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

The division is quite clear, both in exterior color scheme and interior layout. Makes sense, though, as the new Chefs Club Counter spinoff will soon welcome a dessert option into the fold. Word on the street is that Oddfellows is opening a new ice creamery here. Workers were recently spotted readying the adjacent space, painting […]

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Comedy Trio ‘Unitard’ Skewer it all at Joe’s Pub Through July 26

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:11 am

You know you are watching peak self awareness when three white people on stage pull no punches in skewering the unsavory parts of our culture. From skits about professional line habitants to resistance-isms that roast the liberal infighting plaguing action, Unitard is letting everyone have it. The collective pertinence of each aspect of their variety […]

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Behold, the Peace Pentagon’s Transformation for Rumored Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

The so-called Peace Pentagon, no longer a bastion of activist enterprise, was spared the wrecking ball and reborn as a capitalist endeavor. Gone is the four-story plywood encasement that protected the structure since July of last year. Workers peeled away the hulking appendage earlier this week to reveal what’s been going on here during the […]

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Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]

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‘Brooklyn Diamond’ Coffee will Shine where Tiny Empire Failed on Lafayette Street

Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:19 am

Where one Brooklyn business failed, another is giving it a go. And this one, a contribution to “Latte Lane.” Brooklyn Diamond is making its way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. The misnomer of a coffee shop has grand plans for 234 Lafayette Street, its second location in Manhattan, and third overall. From the about […]

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No Longer ‘Bite’ Sized, the 15 Year Old Lunch Counter Expands

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

Three months ago, we broke the news that the Bite lunch stand on Lafayette Street was on the move. Next door. It finally transpired this week. Gone is the plywood shed from 333 Lafayette, home to Pinche Taqueria until 2015. The retail footprint had been under the knife the last couple months in anticipation of […]

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