Lafayette Street

Entrance to Broadway Lafayette Goes Under the Knife (Again)

Posted December 14, 2018 at 5:05 am

One of four main entrances to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station just (partially) closed for an extended period. The shutter, albeit temporary, is the second time for this particular stairwell in the two years since development began at the southwest corner of Lafayette and East Houston. A large sign on the sub-level landing announces the closure […]

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Losers Lounge Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Last modified December 7, 2018 at 9:35 am

When it comes to music, we all have our guilty pleasures. Some satiate this within the safe confines of headphones, while others sing unabashedly with the windows down at a stoplight. There’s yet another component when you’re an actual musician and you have songs you like to belt out with reckless abandon. That being said, […]

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‘Mrs. Maisel’ Stunt Revives Carnegie Deli on Lafayette Street for One Week

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:06 am

Carnegie Deli met its demise in December 2016 after eighty years in business on the Upper East Side. Thanks to a creative marketing stunt for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel comedy series, the business is revived for one week only. Though, nowhere near the original location. From December 1 through December 8, the storefront at 201 […]

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Dumbo’s ‘Matchaful’ Expands to SoHo with Chefs Counter Presence

Posted October 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

Several years ago, we remarked how the midsection of Lafayette Street had become a so-called “Latte Lane,” given the number of coffee shops along the corridor. Now it seems like tea is gaining ground. That of the Matcha variety. Cha Cha Matcha near the corner of East Houston now has company just a few blocks south. […]

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‘Cha Cha Matcha’ Preps New NoHo Locale

Posted October 3, 2018 at 5:04 am

Cha Cha Matcha is expanding its Manhattan reach with a new NoHo locale, its third overall. The Instagram-friendly cafe is poised to open at 327 Lafayette Street, the through-block space previously occupied by the Jacques Torres chocolate shop. Store canopy is up. Expect an opening in the coming weeks. Cha Cha Matcha – co-founded by […]

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Bicycle Habitat Leaving Lafayette Street 40 Years After its Founding

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

On the occasion of its fortieth year, Bicycle Habitat is amidst transition. A downsizing. Its foothold on Lafayette Street is coming loose, and the flagship location at 250 Lafayette will shutter later this year. It’s been a tumultuous few years in SoHo for the mom-and-pop retailer. Bicycle Habitat once occupied three storefronts along Lafayette Street, […]

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‘Brooklyn Industries’ Ditches SoHo After 14 Years

Posted June 21, 2018 at 5:05 am

Brooklyn Industries departed Lafayette Street within the last couple weeks. The exterior flag is gone, and the store is vacant with token butcher paper taped to the windows. The Brooklyn-based mini-chain was born in the late Nineties, and eventually opened the flagship in 2001. The second store at 290 Lafayette – Manhattan’s first – followed […]

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Brooklyn Diamond Coffee Fades from Lafayette Street

Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

It’s no longer proverbial diamond in the rough (of Lafayette Street). Brooklyn Diamond, the upstart coffee shop, shuttered its SoHo java joint earlier this month. Brown butcher paper now hangs in the windows of 234 Lafayette, capping a brief tenure that barely lasted eight months. The original Brooklyn location also appears to be kaput. Both […]

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NoHo Star Closes this Weekend After 32 Years at Bleecker and Lafayette

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:03 am

Neither NoHo Star nor its sister establishment Temple Bar will survive the new year. Come this time next week, both will be out of business. The last day is pegged at December 31. In the end, it was a thirty-two-year run for the NoHo Star. Diners can mark the somber occasion by dining on a […]

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‘GOSPËL’ Spreads at Former Pravda on Lafayette Street

Last modified November 15, 2017 at 7:06 am

Pravda, the Soviet-themed vodka bar, concluded its SoHo residency in June 2016 after twenty years in the neighborhood. The subterranean hangout at 281 Lafayette Street has been closed and under construction ever since. Gutted in anticipation of the long-awaited replacement. Principal James Huddleston (formerly of The Box) remains at the helm, having acquired the assets […]

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