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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted September 11, 2013 at 6:06 am
Iacopo Falai’s eponymous Caffe at 265 Lafayette Street closed for renovations last November, never to reopen.
Posted May 7, 2013 at 11:28 am
A reader spotted this ridiculous ad at Grand and Lafayette for Wodka Vodka. It basically depicts Kim Jong-un as Dr. Claw petting MAD cat; or Blofeld/white cat; or Dr. Evil/Mr. Bigglesworth. Regardless of how you view it, the vodka bottles are aimed at him like missiles. Go, Wodka, go! Not really sure if this is […]
Posted April 19, 2013 at 6:30 am
Columbia Records recently leased the billboard space above the BP gas station for another Random Access Memories plug.