Lafayette Street

After 12 Years of Planning, a New Office Development at the Old Jones Diner Site

Posted September 11, 2019 at 5:04 am

It’s a NoHo development more than a dozen years in the making, and now nearly ready for occupancy. The irregularly shaped parcel at 363 Lafayette Street, which once housed the Jones Diner, and later, high-profile advertecture, is now a ten-story mixed-use office building. No longer just in blueprints, but in real life. Architect Morris Adjmi […]

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Marshal Seizes Lafayette Street Restaurant of Rome’s Top Pizza Maker

Posted July 16, 2019 at 5:03 am

All that hype; all for naught. Famed Italian pizzaiolo Stefano Callegari – inventor of the Trapizzino street food – netted plenty of headlines last December when he opened La Rossa on Lafayette Street. The traditional Roman restaurant was his first New York City venture, and garnered accolades out of the gate. Seven months later, though, […]

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In Lamenting the Loss of MAD Magazine, Exhuming its Lafayette Street Origins [HISTORY]

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Last week, over the quiet Fourth of July holiday, the world learned that MAD Magazine will no longer appear on newsstands, and cease to print new material. Instead, the iconic 67-year-old satire will go into syndication, so to speak. According to widely published reports, the October issue will be the last. Thereafter, mainly reruns – the […]

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LA-Based Health Chain ‘Tender Greens’ Comes to NoHo

Posted March 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

More west coast vibes are coming soon to NoHo. Tender Greens, the fast-casual health spot with minority backing from Danny Meyer, is angling for the northwest corner of Bleecker and Lafayette Streets.  The business appears on the Community Board 2 docket this month for beer-wine license consideration. And with it, 59 Bleecker is fast becoming […]

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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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