Mercer Street

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 […]

Mercer-Houston Dog Run Greenery

Posted July 30, 2009 at 6:27 am

Yesterday morning, the Mercer-Houston Dog Run received some late-summer greenery. A small group of workers was busy planting flowers and bushes along the metal fence.  Yet despite the recent rehabilitation and this latest effort to beautify, the park remains stubbornly depressing.

Mercer Dog Run Paved

Posted June 17, 2009 at 8:21 am

Three weeks after renovations began at the Mercer-Houston Dog Run, the project is nearing completion. Pretty good timing. All of yesterday, a team of steamrollers was busy putting the final touches on the quaint park at the northwest corner of Houston and Mercer. By evening, there was a fresh coat of pavement to behold. The […]

Mercer Dog Run Facelift

Posted May 27, 2009 at 8:08 am

As we speak, the decrepit dog run at the northwest corner of Mercer and Houston is receiving a much-needed facelift. Behind a perimeter of a few dozen orange construction cones, a large section of the old blacktop has been torn up, priming the area for fresh pavement. More concrete (pun intended) details per the official […]