Bleecker Street

Bleecker Street Bar Goes Dark After 30-Year Run

Posted August 17, 2020 at 5:03 am

The dominoes keep falling. Bleecker Street Bar, for three decades a dive of choice in an increasingly gentrified Bowery, announced its closure last week. The popular pub will go dark after business on August 30. The ravaging effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and an impasse over lease renewal led to its demise. “All of our […]

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Shepard Fairey’s Blondie on the Bowery is Defaced

Posted August 10, 2020 at 5:03 am

Debbie has been defaced. The large-scale mural of Debbie Harry – painted by Shepard Fairey in August 2017 – is now compromised. Taggers recently targeted the image of the Blondie front woman, which sits across the Bowery from the former home of CBGB. The Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned Shepard Fairey for the job […]

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Levain Bakery to Open First Downtown Location on Lafayette Street Next Week

Posted February 21, 2020 at 5:12 am

In a first, Levain Bakery is headed downtown. News that we first reported in March 2019. Now, more than a year after breaking the news, the sweets shops confirms that next Wednesday (February 26) is the opening date at 340 Lafayette Street (at Bleecker Street). Teaser signage in the window had promised this debut as […]

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Newly Restored, 59 Bleecker Pimps Levain Bakery and BAPE Boutique

Last modified February 4, 2020 at 9:36 am

The retail restoration of 59 Bleecker Street is complete. And with it, the requisite teaser signage of the new businesses moving in. No more hardware stores. Instead, as first reported here, Levain Bakery is opening its first downtown outpost. The ad promises an “early 2020” delivery, which is more than six months from the initial […]

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Topped Out at 12 Stories, New NoHo Luxury Condo Attracts ‘Clean Market’

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

NoHo’s newest mixed-use tower topped out months ago, and now signed its first retail tenant. The luxury development at 40 Bleecker Street, which reached the twelve-story vertical limit in the spring, will soon welcome Clean Market. Catered specifically to one-percenters dwelling in its condo stock, the business is “Dedicated to helping people feel their best by […]

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Rumor: Levain Bakery Headed to Bleecker Street for First Downtown Spot

Posted March 11, 2019 at 5:03 am

When the remodeled and restored 59 Bleecker Street returns, word on the street is it’ll offer a pair of upscale retail tenants. Namely, Levain Bakery. Founded on the Upper West Side twenty-five years ago by competitive swimmer friends Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes, Levain is a cafe famous for its six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. […]

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Anna Sheffield Moves to Bleecker Street in Search of Foot Traffic

Posted February 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

The Anna Sheffield jewelry boutique spent five years on Orchard Street until its move from the Lower East Side last year. But the eponymous owner found refuge on Bleecker Street just off the Bowery. The new space at 19 Bleecker Street is much larger, and joins the myriad trendy establishments that already dot the area. […]

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Checking in on the Retail Restoration Project at 59 Bleecker Street

Posted December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the year since the dual departure of City Hats and Shapiro’s Hardware from Bleecker Street, the old NoHo corner spot has been under the knife. Shrouded in construction materials, the multimillion-dollar project to restore the century-old structure is now full throttle. Contractors headlong into gutting and chiseling, as evidenced by a recent walkby. The […]

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High-End Condo at 40 Bleecker Street Hits 2-Story Height

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:07 am

One year after its speedy demolition, time for a progress report on 40 Bleecker Street, soon to sprout more luxury living. The project site, situated at the corner of Mulberry, is sporting some heft. The superstructure recently achieved a height of two stories. And counting. As previously reported, this next chapter in the life of […]

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NoHo’s ‘Press Shop’ Sandwicherie is No More

Last modified August 28, 2018 at 8:21 am

The Press Shop is no more. The trendy, Instagram-friendly sandwich shop on Bleecker Street shuttered earlier this month, clocking in at less than two years on the block. Its furnishings and other remains were auctioned off yesterday afternoon. The Press Shop debuted in late-2016, adding to the NoHo lunch selection. Its enormous “Eat Carbs” neon […]

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