Prince Street

McNally Jackson Books Faces $500K Rent Hike

Last modified October 18, 2018 at 9:03 am

Last week, we broke news that McNally Jackson Books is leaving its Prince Street headquarters next spring after fourteen years on the block. Eponymous owner Sarah McNally allayed the sadness by saying that they settled on a new space nearby. Reason for the abrupt departure is an astronomical rent hike. Until now, amount of the […]

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McNally Jackson Books to Close June 2019, but ‘Definitely Staying’ in Little Italy

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

Yesterday morning, we reported that the independent McNally Jackson Books is leaving Prince Street. The lease on 50-52 Prince is reportedly expiring, and an apparent rent hike is cause for its removal. The bookstore confirmed the news following our story, yet offered a ray of hope for area faithful. “We are definitely staying in the […]

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McNally Jackson Bookstore is Leaving Prince Street After 14 Years

Last modified October 11, 2018 at 9:35 pm

Nothing is safe. One of the most vibrant, indeed last, bookstores in downtown Manhattan is apparently leaving. McNally Jackson Books might soon be history, fourteen years after setting up shop in Little Italy. A tipster alerted us to the Winick leasing banners that were affixed to the facade of 50 Prince Street (at Mulberry) yesterday […]

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As Expected, Miss Paradis Won’t be Reopening on Prince Street

Posted May 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Here’s your proof of demise. Contrary to messaging on its doorstep, Miss Paradis won’t be returning to Little Italy after all. A reader snapped this photo showing a leasing sign in the front windows. The brown butcher paper appeared sometime in January, along with a letter stating that a “makeover” was underway for a two-week […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ is a Goner After 1 Year on Prince Street

Posted February 16, 2018 at 5:07 am

Just over a year after its debut, Miss Paradis on Prince Street closed down for a “makeover.” Uh oh. Brown butcher paper installed at the end of January currently obstructs the wraparound windows at 47 Prince Street, along with a message about renovating the premises. Miss Paradis promises to return in the “next couple weeks.” […]

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Prince Street, Prepare to ‘Dig Inn’ Next Week

Posted September 12, 2017 at 5:05 am

Chef Peter Hoffman, whose pair of trailblazing restaurants held court at 70 Prince Street for decades, has given way to a national chain. The health-conscious Dig Inn, which bills itself as a “farm-to-counter” concept, replaced Back Forty West (and Savoy before that). This SoHo iteration will be more upscale than the rest when it opens […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Bulletin’ Readies New Store in Little Italy

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:15 am

Brooklyn startup darlings, Bulletin Broads, are set to open another Manhattan outpost. This time in Little Italy. The four-month-old business – a permanent pop-up of sorts run entirely by five women – recently inked a lease for 27 Prince Street. Right beside Prince Street Pizza, which should bode well for foot traffic. Employees are still […]

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The Sheep Are Now Grazing the Little Italy Churchyard

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s an annual Little Italy tradition. Importing sheep with the sole purpose of tending to the churchyard at the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Think of it as nature’s landscaping crew (“lambscaping”?). The New York Times had the story last week, and reported that three ewes made the 110-mile trek from Sara Healy’s tiny farm in […]

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‘Archbishop Hughes Center’ Christened at Church-to-Condos Project on Prince Street

Last modified February 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm

St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral School in Little Italy sold for $30.7 million in December 2013. The church cashed out its holdings – just one of five structures in the Old Cathedral complex – in order to finance upkeep and repairs on the others. Hamlin Ventures acquired the former orphanage/convent/parochial school and is currently converting into […]

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The Cuban Corn Crisis on Prince Street

Posted February 17, 2017 at 9:55 am

The corner of Prince and Elizabeth Streets was noticeably quiet yesterday as Cafe Habana’s lunch patrons were met with a locked door instead of the trendy cafe’s signature Cuban grilled corn. Throughout the day, would-be patrons who normally loiter outside while waiting for tables or chomping down on corn, appeared confused at the closure. That […]

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