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Rhone Apparel Opening Pop-Up Shop for its ‘Activewear’ Brand on Lafayette Street

Posted October 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

With the funky Bess boutique gone from SoHo, a replacement is found. A temporary one, at that. It took seven months, but there is now life anew at 298 Lafayette Street. Window wrapping on premise announces the imminent opening of a new temporary shop from Rhone Apparel. The brand specializes in athletic gear such as […]

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American Apparel’s ‘SoHo Factory Outlet’ Space is up for Grabs

Posted October 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

It’s a rough week for American Apparel. The once-controversial, “Made-in-Downtown LA” clothing company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday morning. This bankruptcy protection deal reached enables American Apparel to both keep manufacturing in Los Angeles and its 130 stateside stores open. Here in the city, however, American Apparel had already given up on its 73rd […]

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‘Bo Ca Phe’ Vietnamese Restaurant Opening Soon at Former Subway Franchise on Lafayette

Posted September 25, 2015 at 5:01 am

For the last year-and-a-half, the south store of 222 Lafayette has remained a dormant mess. It’s devolution into graffiti canvas occurred in the wake of Subway closing its decade-old outpost here. Though, now reborn. Out of the ashes, a new Vietnamese restaurant. It’s called Bo Ca Phe, an establishment specializing in French-infused Vietnamese cuisine. That’s […]

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Skate-Style Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co’ Debuts NYC Flagship on Lafayette Street

Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

Diamond Supply Co. finally installed its flagship locale at 286 Lafayette Street. Certainly took its sweet ass time. The sleek showroom is now open to the public, and stocked with requisite streetwear and skate decks. We first reported on the opening around this time last year, but wasn’t much progress to deal out until activities […]

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Rent Hike Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate its Footprint on Lafayette Street

Posted August 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The consolidation is happening. Bicycle Habitat is in fact downsizing its SoHo footprint, as previously reported. The 27-year-old shop has been on the outs since this past May. We learned at the time that the landlord of its longtime HQ at 242-244 Lafayette Street sought “sky high rents” for these two marquee spaces. While negotiations […]

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Tiny Empire Opening NYC Juice Bar on Lafayette Street August 10

Posted July 31, 2015 at 5:18 am

Organic juice bars are spreading around the city unchecked like a plague, seizing that title from the frozen yogurt industry. The eastern border of SoHo will soon add another. Brooklyn-based juicery Tiny Empire is getting larger, expanding to 234 Lafayette Street (corner of Spring). It’s already carved out a chunk of the storefront previously occupied […]

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Aby Rosen Purchased Women’s Shelter on Lafayette Street, Seeks Flagship Retail Tenant

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

Last fall, Aby Rosen hit the supermarket sweep, as it were, scooping up several properties across Manhattan for his RFR Realty portfolio. The spree even netted the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. Another property acquired around the same time was the active homeless women’s shelter at 348 Lafayette Street, purchased for $26 million. That […]

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This Man Allegedly Stole 2 Bikes Outside Joe’s Public Theater [VIDEO]

Last modified June 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

Apparently, Joe’s Public Theater on Lafayette Street is a popular target for bike thieves. One Boogie reader tells us his bike was stolen on Saturday evening at around 8pm, before sundown, and “pedestrians were all around.” In a stroke of coincidence, a security guard for the theater was reportedly in a car nearby and saw […]

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Today in LES History: Officer Petrosino is Gunned Down in Sicily

Posted March 12, 2015 at 10:31 am

On this day in… 1909 – Giuseppe “Joseph” Petrosino was gunned down in Palermo, Sicily. Petrosino was the first Italian-speaking police officer in the NYPD and commander of the “Italian Squad” – a pioneering anti-mafia outfit based out of the Fifth Precinct on Elizabeth Street. A law passed in 1909 allowed deportations of criminals in […]

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The Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street Hits the Market Again as Development Opportunity

Last modified March 2, 2015 at 1:34 pm

For the second time in exactly five years, the storied Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street, the decades-long haven of progressive activism owned by the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, is again on the chopping block. Price of the pitched development site is not listed (i.e. soliciting offers), but the last ask was pegged at $5.95 million. […]

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