Lafayette Street

LPC Rejects Aby Rosen’s Modifications to Former Women’s Shelter at 348 Lafayette

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

​You may have noticed the orange fencing atop 348 Lafayette Street (aka 11 Bond). That’s an illustrative mockup of the rooftop addition proposed by real estate magnate Aby Rosen in his bid to convert the former 43-bed women’s shelter into a luxury commercial complex. You’ll recall that Rosen purchased the 1913-vintage building last summer for […]

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The David Bowie Shrine on Lafayette Street is Gone

Posted January 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

​The shiva is over at 285 Lafayette Street. No more David Bowie memorial shrine outside his residence. The police barricades were deposed days before the storm, the flowers and memories cleared. In its stread, however, a new makeshift memorial just materialized outside the fire-felled Alternative Apparel store. Various items were placed in the frozen planters […]

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Tiny Empire Location on Lafayette Street Closes Down (Again)

Posted January 25, 2016 at 5:10 am

​The new Tiny Empire outpost in SoHo is again down for the count. It’s certainly been a rocky road for the smoothie/juice bar since opening at 234 Lafayette Street last summer. Two months after a purported “zoning mixup” over the bathroom attracted ire from the Department of Health – resulting in closure – more of the […]

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The David Bowie Tribute Outside Lafayette Street Residence is Getting Bigger

Last modified January 12, 2016 at 7:53 am

By now you know. Alas, pop-star chameleon David Bowie passed away on Sunday after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar. We won’t pen any lengthy eulogy for the legend; there are outlets aplenty to provide more context. What we will […]

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Pinche Taqueria Quits Noho Location After 3-Year Stint

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

​No mas. The last Pinche Taqueria – which, at its height boasted three taco stands – is through for the night. Curtains. Its final day of service at 333 Lafayette Street – the largest locale – was a couple weeks ago, thanks to a purported rent hike. Meanwhile, brokers from Winick didn’t waste any time […]

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Alternative Apparel Flagship Felled by Fire Last Week

Posted November 11, 2015 at 5:18 am

​The newish Alternative Apparel outpost in the fringe of Little Italy is SOL. Last Wednesday, a fire ripped through the commercial space at 281 Lafayette Street, rendering the store completely incapacitated. The carnage is pretty heavy, the smell of a burnt offering still palpable. “The store will be closed for a bit while we fix […]

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DOH Shutters Tiny Empire Due to Basement Bathroom

Posted November 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

​ The Tiny Empire has been compromised. Less than three months into its run slinging overpriced juice on Lafayette Street, the Department of Health came a-calling and ultimately shuttered the joint. Apparently the visit was much ado over a misunderstanding with the city agency over “zoning,” and not terrible kitchen conditions. Concerned about the PR […]

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Slackerwear Brand ‘OnePiece’ is Opening a Pop-Up on Lafayette Street

Posted November 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Tiny Empire has some retail company at 234 Lafayette Street (aka 63 Spring). Even after the trendy juice bar moved to the block in July, the remaining half of the enormous commercial space sat empty. The vacancy was just filled, albeit temporarily. A new pop-up shop is on the way. OnePiece, the Norweigen minimalist apparel […]

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The Puck Building is Basking in its Sidewalk Glow [PHOTOS]

Posted November 4, 2015 at 5:05 am

Just in time for the imminent advent of the holiday season… The block-long Puck Building is alight, basking in the glow of its recently-renovated sidewalk. Those textured glass pucks, dark for eons, are now burning bright. As previously reported, the “distinctive” walkway out front finally received the proper lighting and hookup early last month. Sections […]

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Rent Gouge Forces Bicycle Habitat to Consolidate 3 SoHo Stores on Lafayette Street

Posted October 30, 2015 at 5:13 am

Bicycle Habitat completed its SoHo consolidation earlier this month. After thirty-seven years at 242-244 Lafayette Street – the space in which it was founded – the venerable bike business was forced to downsize. The operation is now centralized up the block at 250 Lafayette. 242-244 Lafayette are now vacant, stripped of branding, and awaiting the […]

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