Lafayette Street


Lafayette Street in the Running to Receive Protected Bike Lane

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

Primed and paved in the last couple weeks, that fresh layer of asphalt on Lafayette Street will soon gain some green. Yup. A new, safer bike lane is most likely on the way. The DOT threw together a deck describing in detail the plan to install a protected bike lane along the west side of […]

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Alternative Apparel Flagship Will Open Next Door to American Apparel on April 15

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:04 am

Seemingly banking on perpetual customer confusion, Alternative Apparel has decided to open its first city store right next door to its namesake nemesis in SoHo. Innuendo-laden window signage (“get inside me”) went up last month at 281 Lafayette Street, adjacent to the pseudo-temporary American Apparel outlet shop. Bills are also glued to plywood surfaces around […]

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Peeking Inside Bobby Flay’s New ‘Gato’ Restaurant on Lafayette

Posted February 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

It doesn’t look like much is happening at 324 Lafayette Street, which previously housed the BRC shelter. That fifteen-foot plywood shed has been holding court for months, and decaying at quite the pace. Behind that encasement, however, is Bobby Flay’s newest number – Gato. Flay told the New York Times last month that Gato is […]

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Subway Closes Its Sandwich Shop at 222 Lafayette Street

Posted January 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

It might be “JanuANY,” but the Subway outpost at 222 Lafayette won’t be slinging any Five-Dollar-Footlongs. This SoHo franchise recently went out after the better part of a decade in business. As a result, the storefront is now a skeleton of its former self, just waiting to be tagged to oblivion by the usual crew […]

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Subway Scenes: ‘Back to the Future’ Nike Air Mags Spotted on D Train

Last modified January 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Two years ago, Nike unveiled super-limited edition kicks inspired by Back to the Future – the Nike Air Mags. These sneakers were originally designed as film props (self-lacing, though) in the second movie and were always one of the cooler inventions in the franchise. 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag were auctioned off, some netting […]

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Looking Inside New Sant Ambroeus Restaurant on Lafayette Street

Posted December 13, 2013 at 6:04 am

Sant Ambroeus is on the precipice of opening its third Manhattan outpost at 265 Lafayette Street. The pink plywood was stripped weeks ago, tables and chairs are already set, and the full liquor license active with the SLA. It shouldn’t be much longer; probably a matter of days. Upon passing the Italian restaurant yesterday evening, […]

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Little King Jewelry Closes Brick and Mortar Store but Continues Online

Posted December 5, 2013 at 6:00 am

Beloved neighborhood institution Little King Jewelry closed their doors last week. It was a case of yet another favorite local shop having to re-think their business strategy in this current economy. Co-owner Jennifer O’Sullivan stated that they made the difficult decision to close in order to redirect their funds. “We will now focus on selling […]

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Dutch Cosmetics Brand ‘Rituals’ Primed for 231 Lafayette Street

Posted December 4, 2013 at 6:05 am

The somewhat run-down cornershop at 231 Lafayette Street is now primed for a trendier-than-thou makeover. Previously utilized as office space, the retail real estate is amidst a transformation into a boutique more befitting its glitzy surroundings. The storefront is currently taking on new masonry. With good reason. Dutch cosmetics brand Rituals is poised to open […]

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Aerial view of fire at 212 Lafayette, Photo: Edward Skyler

Fire Erupts in the Shaftway Between 210 and 212 Lafayette Street

Last modified November 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

At roughly 8:45 pm tonight, a fire erupted on the fifth floor of the building shaft between 210 and 212 Lafayette Street. Cafe Select is located on the ground floor, and we’re told that customers were immediately evacuated after pedestrians alerted the business. The fire reportedly burned for about thirty minutes before it was finally […]


Nypull Pulls Out of 265 Lafayette Street

Posted September 12, 2013 at 6:07 am

The nipple of Lafayette Street has gone dry, as Nypull (stylized) is officially closing its doors.

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