Prince Street

‘Archbishop Hughes Center’ Christened at Church-to-Condos Project on Prince Street

Last modified February 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Little Italy sold for $30.7 million in December 2013. The church cashed out its holdings – just one of five structures in the Old Cathedral complex – in order to finance upkeep and repairs on the others. Hamlin Ventures acquired the former orphanage/convent/parochial school and is currently converting into […]

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The Cuban Corn Crisis on Prince Street

Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Finally Opens on Prince Street After 4 Years of Planning

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Miss Paradis opened in Little Italy over the holiday weekend, finally serving its brand of health food after four years of planning and construction. It’s apparently in soft launch mode. Claude Louzon and his daughter, Julie — alongside eccentric architect Philippe Starck – designed this New York City spinoff of the French health spot Le […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Cocktail Lounge Reveals Itself at Long-Stagnant 47 Prince Street

Posted May 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

Four years into construction, and the two-and-a-half-story 47 Prince Street is still not complete. Its exterior is without proper siding, and the guts are still bereft of definition. But that’s not stopping the French-based cocktail concept, Paradis Des Fruits, from advertising its new spinoff location. And in true gaudy fashion. Over the weekend, this eyesore […]

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‘Credo Beauty’ Opening Flagship Cosmetics Store Just off the Bowery

Posted April 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

San Francisco-based startup, Credo Beauty, is headed to the Bowery. The cosmetics company settled at 9 Prince Street for its maiden New York retail effort. That would explain the activity of late. The vacant store has been papered and primed for a new tenant since last October, when Haute Hippie went out of business. Remodeling […]

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Lifestyle Gallery and Boutique ‘Lulu Laboratorium’ Joins Prince Street Retail at the Bowery

Posted March 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

The revolving door of tiny boutique fashion brands keeps spinning at 6 Prince Street. For starters, Parisian imprint ELEVENPARIS didn’t make it through the winter, cutting short its tenure here on the Bowery to just over a year. However. As is the case with this particular address, quick turnover begets swift replacement. The next endeavor in […]

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So, About that Former Shake Shack Contender on Prince Street

Posted March 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s been a few years since we’ve officially revisited 47 Prince Street. You’ll recall that the former locals parking lot – also a haven for street art – is undergoing a shift to include a two-and-a-half story commercial structure. The skeletal superstructure – designed by ubiquitous architect Gene Kaufman – was erected in 2013, but […]

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‘Space NK Apothecary’ Takes Over Former Ralph Lauren Space on Prince Street

Posted January 21, 2016 at 9:22 am

Ever since Ralph Lauren’s Double RL sub-label closed shop around this time last year, the cornershop at 31 Prince Street remained vacant. The vintage imprint lasted an impressive fourteen years on the block before succumbing to the pressures it no doubt cultivated. Now the space is ready to be reborn. British cosmetics retailer Space NK […]

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Haute Hippie on Prince Street Looks to be Donezo

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

Haute Hippie faded without the fanfare of its opening at 9 Prince Street. The store is fully clothed in brown butcher paper to mask the emptiness within; inventory is gone from the shelves. That’s right, the Manhattan-based, oxymoronous fashion line seemingly threw in the towel sometime in the last couple weeks. Emails to the brand […]

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