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

Posted April 25, 2017 at 5:00 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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300 Lafayette Bills itself as ‘Cutting Edge’ with New Ad Banners

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Alive for many months, the project site at 300 Lafayette Street is finally ready to go big on the hype. Banners pimping the new seven-story commercial building were affixed to the sidewalk bridge earlier this month, promising “cutting edge.” Hard to believe it’s already been a year since the BP gas station at the corner of […]

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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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‘Bite’ Begins Construction on its New Lafayette Street Lunch Counter

Posted February 2, 2017 at 5:16 am

Bite is taking another. Plans for a move down the block are now confirmed. One worker at the fifteen-year-old lunch counter noted that work is already underway on the updated space. That much is also clear by the arrival of this sidewalk shed at 333 Lafayette last week. As previously reported, the revitalized Bite will […]

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David Bowie Tribute Concert to Play at Terminal 5 on Anniversary of his Death

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

Bowie may be in space, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t hear celebrated favorites of the Thin White Duke, albeit in an incarnate fashion. The tragedy of his death especially rocked the Lower East Side, and the outpouring of love and support for the late musical mastermind was unlike anything we’ve seen in recent years. […]

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Fifteen Years on, ‘Bite’ Snack Shop Might Move 2 Doors Down on Lafayette Street

Posted December 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

The narrow spearhead of real estate at the triangular confluence of Bleecker, Lafayette, and Mulberry Streets is undergoing another retail shift. In the year since Pinche Taqueria ended its brief tenure at 333 Lafayette, the tiny space has remained largely dormant. Leasing signage, courtesy of Winick, did make an appearance. However, the glass was predominantly […]

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Protesters Target Ivanka Trump with Candlelight Vigil Outside Kushner’s SoHo Building [PHOTOS]

Last modified November 29, 2016 at 11:54 am

Trump protesters last night assembled at the foot of the Puck Building to voice opposition to the president-elect, but specifically daughter, Ivanka Trump. Her husband-slumlord Jared Kushner developed the Puck Penthouses. An Instagram account called “Dear Ivanka,” product of the Halt Action Group, accuses her of profiting from “Trump’s racist, misogynistic, and xenophobic campaign.” The rally […]

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On Death’s Door, American Apparel Finally Shutters its ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:17 am

Onetime hipster clothier, American Apparel, officially closed its SoHo Factory Outlet earlier this week. It’s been on death watch since October 2015, when brokers from RKF first began pimping the primo commercial real estate. Success was apparently elusive. However, a sign went up in the windows this week steering customers to its Harlem “flea market” happening […]

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