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The 9-Story Development Forcing Out Decades-Old Businesses at Bleecker and Lafayette

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:05 am

Last week, we broke news that the longstanding businesses at the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette would depart for something big. Like the building in the above rendering, unearthed by Curbed yesterday. Nothing is on file yet with the DOB, but rumor has it that this new nine-story building is forthcoming. It’s believed the […]

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‘Tengu: God of Mischief’ Shows the Proper Way to Skateboard in the Subway [VIDEO]

Last modified June 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Director Colin Read (aka Mandible Claw) just uploaded the epic subway skate segment from his 2013 film, Tengu: God of Mischief. So, if you haven’t had a chance to peep the whole movie, this three-minute clip below will satisfy. For now. Read told Gothamist back in January that the skaters and crew were turned on […]

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Skater Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co.’ Opening Flagship at 286 Lafayette Street

Posted June 19, 2014 at 6:09 am

In due course, Supreme will have some company in the skate culture sphere of Lafayette Street. The twenty-year-old downtown beacon will soon be challenged by a likeminded brand. Possibly too close for comfort – three doors to the north. Workers toiling at 286 Lafayette Street reveal that misleadingly-named Diamond Supply Co. is reportedly opening a flagship […]

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With Newcomer Iconic Cafe, Lafayette Has Become ‘Latte Lane’

Last modified June 4, 2014 at 9:14 am

Lafayette Street is quickly becoming saturated with coffee shops. Between Bite, the two La Colombe locations, and Gasoline Alley, Lafayette is now a veritable “Latte Lane.” If that wasn’t enough, another roaster is jumping on the proverbial bandwagon. Meet Iconic Cafe, which opened its doors earlier this week. Iconic Cafe first announced itself to the […]

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DOB Approves Chetrit’s $13M Noho Hotel Conversion; Crunch Bowery Opens in June

Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:04 am

It’s been nearly a year since Crunch announced plans to move its Lafayette gym one block east to the Bowery. Well, 2 Cooper Square, to be precise. We are told that the new two-level facility should be ready sometime in the first week of June. Apparently the OG location will remain open during the transition. Meanwhile, a […]

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Protected Bike Lane Debuts on Lafayette Street

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:08 am

Cyclists have cause for celebration today. The protected bike lane and reconfigured traffic flow along Lafayette Street/Fourth Avenue are now operational. DOT crews painted the northbound pavement lime green last Thursday; the figurines and traffic symbols were embedded yesterday. But this is New York City, and there are still plenty of motorists who don’t give […]

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DNA Footwear Opening Outpost at 273 Lafayette Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Argentinian luxury clothing chain Etiqueta Negra opened its New York City flagship at 273 Lafayette Street in 2008. The boutique boasted a showroom of menswear and rustic store additions like 1932 Alfa Romeo, leather trunks, and polo memorabilia. Five years later, it bit the dust. Now the space is set to become a shoe warehouse. […]

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‘Girls’ is Filming Scenes in SoHo Today

Last modified April 21, 2014 at 10:52 am

Barely a month after the finale of Season 3, Lena Dunham’s HBO dramedy Girls is back on the city streets to film the follow-up. The renewal for a fourth series actually happened back in January. The annoying cast of girls from Brooklyn will make their way to SoHo later today for the requisite filming activities. No […]

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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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