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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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Behold, the Peace Pentagon’s Transformation for Rumored Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

The so-called Peace Pentagon, no longer a bastion of activist enterprise, was spared the wrecking ball and reborn as a capitalist endeavor. Gone is the four-story plywood encasement that protected the structure since July of last year. Workers peeled away the hulking appendage earlier this week to reveal what’s been going on here during the […]

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Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]

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Nike Pissed off the Lower East Side and SoHo Communities in the Same Day

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s quite ironic that yesterday, within just a few hours, Nike was both feted and lambasted by our local government. Mere blocks from each other. While the Parks Department channeled its gratitude (i.e. kissed the ring) toward Nike for resurfacing the Stanton Street basketball courts with designs by street artist KAWS, City Council rallied to […]

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Electeds Rallying Against 5-Floor Niketown SoHo Opening Tomorrow on Broadway

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s been rumored for years, and now finally confirmed in the flesh. Nike is opening a huge store at the recently constructed 529 Broadway. It debuts tomorrow with a huge stock of Nike Air Jordans for the taking. Expect long lines. Niketown SoHo took five floors in the new six-story 529 Broadway, which was completed […]

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Nike Taps KAWS to Repaint Stanton Street Basketball Courts

Posted November 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nike is embedded pretty deep on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Its cash infusions over the years have helped both the soccer field (despite past turf problems) and basketball courts become some of the most heavily used in the area. And as of yesterday evening, the latter is latest to get a makeover. […]

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2 Years Behind Schedule, the New 529 Broadway Shows Itself

Posted May 4, 2016 at 5:19 am

The newest building in the landmarked Cast Iron District is now showing off. Check out the goods on 529 Broadway. After more than three years of astronomical spending, planning, city approvals, and construction, the first glimpse of the forthcoming final product is now visible. It’s a six-story retail building in the heart of the SoHo […]

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These Investors Hope to Transform the Bowery into a New Tech Sector; Nike Adds Holiday Pop-Up Shop There

Posted November 12, 2015 at 5:18 am

​Catching up on some news from a few weeks ago. Flashpoint Chinatown property, 135 Bowery, finally changed hands last month after more than three years on the market. The brick property, located just north of Grand Street, was previously home to a wood-framed, Federal-style row house dating to 1818. Unfortunately, the structure was leveled in 2011, […]

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Stanton Street Soccer Field Reopens with Shiny New Turf from Nike

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

Better late than never. The replacement pitch donated by Nike on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is now ready for play. Officially. The Parks Department cut the ribbon on the new soccer surfacing Friday evening, after mucho pressure from the community (and maybe even from pro athletes participating in the annual Showdown). Contractors […]

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Nike Replaced the Pitch at the Stanton Street Soccer Field; Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown’ is Happening

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

After nine years of constant use and abuse, the shredded Nike soccer field on Stanton Street is finally on the road to rehabilitation. The sports brand is currently replacing the field and should wrap by mid-month. New turf carpeting is already in place while other materials lie in wait on the adjacent basketball courts. Honestly, […]

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