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Cafe Select’s Liquor License Expires, Nighttime Service is Temporarily Out of Commission

Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:30 am

Cafe Select is in a bit of a quandary, and the neighborhood opposition is likely rejoicing. You see, its coveted liquor license expired at the end of November. A renewal never went through. Ergo, co-owner Oliver Stumm and team are forced to adapt to the conditions on the ground. We were informed this week that […]

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LA-Based ‘Dita’ Eyewear Brand Begins Construction on New Lafayette Street Flagship

Posted October 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

Los Angeles-based “luxury fashion eyewear” brand – Dita – is opening a flagship location at 273 Lafayette. The brand – puportedly popular with celebrities like Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz – sealed the deal back in June. However, the interior buildout of the 900 square-foot store (plus 400 square-feet in the cellar) is only now beginning. […]

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Cemusa Drops a Newsstand at Lafayette and East Houston

Posted August 13, 2014 at 6:03 am

Pedestrians, motorists, and cyclists converge to make the intersection of Lafayette and East Houston one of the busiest in the downtown environs. But, for whatever reason, the area hadn’t been earmarked for a newfangled newsstand. Until a couple weeks ago. Cemusa dropped another of its unsightly glass boxes at the northeast corner. Right outside the Bank […]

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Over at 222 Lafayette Street, Hop in the Truck Wants You To

Posted August 12, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hop in the Truck. No, that’s not a command, rather the working name of a new restaurant that has eyes for the south store of 222 Lafayette Street, which previously operated as a Subway franchise. Principals for the 14-table Vietnamese eatery appeared before Community Board 2 in June for a wine and beer license. The […]

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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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