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Moscot Heads Uptown with New UWS Store

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:04 am

The Moscot eyewear empire is expanding, pandemic be damned. The multi-generational, family-owned business is headed to the Upper West Side. This news is dispatched just shy of a year from when the spectacle slinger announced a new outpost in Los Angeles. The latest location is scheduled to open this Friday in Lincoln Square (188 Columbus […]

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Lingerie Traded for ‘Original Goose Country’ on Rivington Street

Posted September 17, 2020 at 5:03 am

There is a new leather vendor headed to Orchard Street. Taking the place previously occupied by a lingerie shop and cafe. Signage appeared this week outside 83 Rivington Street, announcing the forthcoming arrival of Original Goose Country. This is the first brick-and-mortar for the outerwear brand, which came into the scene in 2018. Its founders […]

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Now out of Business, Lord & Taylor Began its 200-Year Run on the Lower East Side

Last modified September 9, 2020 at 12:06 pm

Lord & Taylor is bankrupt, and closing all of its remaining stores. Every last one. The financial ruination is a result of online competition and diminished mall traffic, further exacerbated by the novel coronavirus. Burying the big-box company after 194 years in business. All 38 remaining stores and official website are offering liquidation sales. So, […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal Designed a Russ & Daughters T-Shirt to Help Benefit Struggling Eateries

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up with local favorite Russ & Daughters to help raise funds for an organization seeking federal relief for the coronavirus-battered restaurant industry. Gyllenhaal designed the t-shirt, which features the iconic blue fish logo atop pink salmon tie-dye. He previously donned the gear during a handstand challenge with Tom Holland at the […]

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Jimmy Webb’s ‘I Need More’ Departs Orchard Street Today

Posted July 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Today marks the final day in business for I Need More, the punk rock boutique founded by the late Jimmy Webb on the Lower East Side. As celebration of both three years on Orchard Street, and its creator, the business is holding a final fire sale. It’s a sudden closure for I Need More, which […]

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Ludlow & Hester Nail Spa Fades from its Namesake Block

Posted July 9, 2020 at 5:06 am

Just as phase 3 of the city’s reopening gets going this week, one Lower East Side salon won’t be returning. Ludlow & Hester Nail Salon, located at 29 Ludlow Street, closed in March in observance of state guidelines for the coronavirus lockdown. Spa chairs inside the six-year-old spa lingered in the interim, awaiting clientele. Until […]

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Chillhouse Shutters Original Essex Street Spa

Posted July 2, 2020 at 5:00 am

The list of coronavirus-related business closures is getting longer by the week. Today brings word that an Essex Street newcomer has bitten the dust. Chillhouse, a millennials-style spa at 149 Essex Street, is the latest to fall. Ownership announced the permanent shutter in an e-mail to customers Tuesday afternoon. “As we all know too well […]

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Sixteen Years on, Quality Mending Bids Farewell to Prince Street with a Blue Cap Salute

Last modified June 24, 2020 at 10:44 am

Vintage clothing shop, Quality Mending, is moving on from Prince Street with a Blue Cap salute to the neighborhood, as well as one last artwall project that they hope will inspire the community to get out the vote and, as their new project promotes, #BlueHatsforChange. Like many long-standing small businesses around the city, Quality Mending owner Oliver […]

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Following Death of Jimmy Webb, ‘I Need More’ Closing Orchard Street Store Next Month

Posted June 18, 2020 at 5:00 am

Following the untimely death of downtown icon, Jimmy Webb, his Orchard Street boutique is closing down for good. Word came down the pike yesterday that I Need More – the store at 75 Orchard – is wrapping up business at the end of July. It ends nearly three years of selling rock and roll threads […]

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Former Third-Generation Owner of Beckenstein’s Dies from COVID-19

Posted June 10, 2020 at 5:06 am

The former third-generation owner of Beckenstein’s Fabrics, a business with deep roots on the Lower East Side, passed away earlier this spring due to complications from coronavirus. Garry Greenberg succumbed to the illness on April 25. He was 68. Beckenstein’s has been a staple in New York City since 1918, when it was founded by […]

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