183 East Houston

There’s Nothing Left of the American Apparel on East Houston

Posted November 2, 2015 at 5:18 am

There’s nothing left of the American Apparel on East Houston, which closed last Monday. The eleven-year-old shop was completely emptied of its contents later in the week, with remnant product and mannequins piled curbside. Stripped to its skivvies – no more store branding, nor shelving. Such is life under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now, with a huge corner […]

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Your Chance to Own the Hypersexual American Apparel Mannequins from the Shuttered LES Store

Posted October 28, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side location of American Apparel – one of the first in the Manhattan market – shuttered Monday afternoon, as first reported here. It anchored the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets for over a decade. Now corporate is trying to sell off its furniture and other window dressing accessories. Namely, those […]

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Breaking: American Apparel Shutters its Longtime LES Location

Posted October 27, 2015 at 4:22 am

You could say an era has just ended. American Apparel, both product of and force behind the first act of hyper-gentrification on the Lower East Side, just called it quits. Yup, that butcher paper isn’t there for a new window installation of half-naked mannequins. This time, it’s for keeps. A sign in the door notes […]

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American Apparel Using the Force in New ‘Star Wars’ Window Display

Posted October 15, 2014 at 9:22 am

A short time ago, in a neighborhood so so close… American Apparel used the Force to bust open your wallet for large bills, just so you can fit in during the upcoming track meet. Seemingly in concert with ComicCon this past weekend, and the imminent arrival of Halloween, American Apparel is doing its part to […]

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American Apparel Celebrates 9 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted March 5, 2013 at 9:49 am

Hard to believe, but the American Apparel outpost on the Lower East Side turns nine this Thursday.

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Open Job Call at Lower East Side American Apparel

Posted December 7, 2011 at 6:18 am

Yup, it’s that time of year again. Details after the jump!

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Jet Blue Seizes Allen Street Ad Space from American Apparel

Posted October 25, 2011 at 6:18 am

Sexy advertising is on brief hiatus at the corner of Allen and East Houston.

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Clayton’s Corner: Nathan and the New Trash Bins

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

While those new Lower East Side BID curbside trash bins might be aesthetically pleasing, the Mayor of Upper Orchard Street is not too happy with the addition.

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Open Job Call at American Apparel, Part Deux

Last modified August 27, 2010 at 8:02 am

If the last American Apparel job call is any indication, then the corner of East Houston and Orchard Street will be packed next Wednesday.  The Lower East Side outpost, which recently removed five of its storied benches, is holding so-called hipster tryouts to fill “key holder positions” for both day and night shifts. Bonus points […]

American Apparel on East Houston Removes Benches

Posted August 19, 2010 at 6:33 am

Whatever remains of the once-heralded bench scene outside the American Apparel at 183 East Houston has taken a hit.  Five of the nine benches on the Orchard Street front were recently pried from the concrete. We stopped into the store yesterday evening to find out more details.