Mercer Street

‘The Kooples’ Gives Thor Equities an Ultimatum to Lower Retail Rent in SoHo

Posted February 28, 2018 at 5:06 am

Even the richest SoHo retailers are fighting back against rent gouging. At Thor Equities’ 115 Mercer Street, The Kooples gave a stiff ultimatum. Lower the rent or they’ll leave. The French clothier is reportedly threatening to vacate its space six years ahead of schedule unless Thor cuts a deal on the monthly dole, currently pegged […]

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Revisiting the ‘Rebel Cultures’ Photographed by Janette Beckman [RECAP]

Posted September 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Our regular readers know that we love to cover the early punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes in New York City. Most people who were around during the early days, were also obsessed with the bands coming out of the UK. This reporter remembers going to East Village record stores (remember when there […]

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13th Annual Taste of the Lower East Side Arrives April 25

Posted April 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

The Lower East Side is in for another tasty treat – the 13th Annual Taste of the Lower East Side is headed this way on April 25.

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York’s Shona Gallery at 1 Prince Closes

Posted October 7, 2010 at 6:12 am

While the Sperone Westwater tower on the Bowery continues to capture all the art headlines of late, a much smaller gallery store across the street just called it quits.  The cornershop at 1 Prince Street (aka 232 Bowery) closed within the last few days.

Boogie Buskers: West Houston Drum Dance

Posted September 10, 2010 at 6:23 am

After a long hiatus, it’s high time we revived our Boogie Buskers feature, in which we capture the city’s street performers entertaining the masses… On a recent summer afternoon, a pair of percussionists took up residence at the southeast corner of Mercer and West Houston, banging away those primal beats. But it was one little […]

White Collar Filming in SoHo Thursday and Friday

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

It’s back.  For two straight days, production crews will park and occupy a substantial chunk of SoHo to shoot White Collar. Thursday morning through Friday evening, filming is scheduled to commence on Spring Street between Wooster Street and Broadway, with some additional spillover onto Lafayette and points east.

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Early Edition: February 5

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:06 am

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Law & Order Filming on Bleecker Today

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

The Law & Order franchise is back in the neighborhood today for the gazillionth time.  NBC film crews will occupy the Bleecker Street real estate between Lafayette and Laguardia Place for the shoot.

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Breaking: Napapijri in Soho to Close

Last modified January 4, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Napapijri at 149 Mercer Street in SoHo is shutting down for good.  A tipster sent us the official press release with the following message: “Apparently nobody wants to pay $500 for a hat.” Dear Valued Clients, We are writing you today with some sad news. We are closing our doors December 27th, 2009.  We will […]