Melting Moment: Museum of Ice Cream Paints Black Insensitive Pink Protest Signage on Broadway

Last modified June 8, 2020 at 10:06 am

There was a sudden and abrupt change in color tone at the Museum of Ice Cream in SoHo over the weekend. That pink protest signage that had outraged locals and received swift backlash was subsequently painted black, the names of African-Americans who died from police brutality later reapplied. Yet this time without the “I SCREAM […]

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Popular Face Mask Vending Machines Expand to Columbus Circle in Time for Phase 1 Reopening of the City

Posted June 8, 2020 at 5:01 am

Those popular face mask vending machines are expanding out of the Lower East Side. We’re told that RapidMask2Go placed another kiosk, albeit further uptown. This one is located in the Turnstyle Market at Columbus Circle. As with the others, it features KN95 masks on sale ($3), with the intention of including hand sanitizer and gloves. […]

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Pink Protest Signage Screams Poor Taste at the Museum of Ice Cream

Last modified June 5, 2020 at 11:50 am

When New York City begins its reopening on Monday, SoHo will be boarded up as if for a hurricane, and the streets emptier than when the COVID-19 shutdown began. Signage of the luxury retailers has also been erased by the appearance of bare plywood, Black Lives Matter graffiti, or both. But the Museum of Ice […]

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Orchard Street Shop Continues Pushing Pencils During a Pandemic

Posted May 29, 2020 at 5:05 am

Many independent neighborhood businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 shutdown, including CW Pencil Enterprise. Established in 2014, the pencil purveyor of Orchard Street is feeling the pains of the pandemic and adjusting as best they can during. Owner Caroline Weaver explains how they’ve been trying to keep the business afloat. “Adapting to this new […]

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MooShoes Permanently Closes its LA Store Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted May 21, 2020 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, permanently closed its Los Angeles satellite earlier this month. The retail outpost had been in business on the West Coast since 2014. Six years later, it’s done in by the novel coronavirus. The shutter does not affect the Lower East Side original, which has been out of commission due to […]

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Neighborhood Punk Icon Jimmy Webb Loses Battle with Cancer (RIP)

Last modified April 15, 2020 at 9:02 am

Jimmy Webb, the flamboyant punk whose Lower East Side boutiques captured the essence of rock and roll, passed away yesterday morning after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 62, and had apparently been fighting the disease for a couple years. No official statement had been made about his death. Messages are pouring in about […]

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Anti-Coronavirus Merch to Raise Money for First Responders

Posted April 13, 2020 at 5:14 am

Riffing on a popular New York tourist slogan, a local photographer designed an anti-coronavirus logo and related merch line with proceeds benefiting front-line health care workers. Artist Adrian Wilson created the design – which substitutes the heart for a face mask – and teamed up with Subway Creatures to slap on totes, tees, and hoodies. […]

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Tales from the Shutdown: Upscale SoHo Stores Boarded up to Avoid Looting

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Normally brimming with customers, SoHo is a ghost town. Bereft of foot traffic. And now, multinational brands are fleeing the retail void left in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown. Several upscale stores across the neighborhood are now boarded up, allegedly due to fears of looting. Retailers such as Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Sephora, […]

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Supreme x North Face Collaboration Crowds the Bowery Amidst COVID-19 Fears

Posted March 16, 2020 at 5:04 am

Around the city, panic is setting in over the COVID-19 outbreak. Restaurants are bleeding customers, and groceries are becoming scant. But that doesn’t stop the gear-heads queuing outside Supreme on the Bowery for the product launch of a collaboration with North Face. This was the sight outside the Germania Bank Building Thursday afternoon. A line […]

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‘Issey Miyake’ Not Headed to Kenmare Condo, After All

Posted March 5, 2020 at 5:07 am

Issey Miyake is not coming to Kenmare Street, after all. The teaser banner hanging in the ground floor of the new Tadao Ando condoplex has been advertising the new boutique flagship for many months. It’s now a moot point, as the store is not happening. Confirmed by corporate. And the custom website printed ( is […]

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