40 Clinton Street

The Little Shoe Store Closes Today After 2 Years on Clinton Street

Posted March 29, 2016 at 5:12 am

Almost immediately after the closure announcement, tombstone “for rent” signage became a fixture in the windows of The Little Shoe Store on Clinton Street. Its time on the block is drawing to a close. Today is the last day of business in real life. Blame the mid-block construction at 50 Clinton Street for the closure. […]

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The Little Shoe Store is Closing its Clinton Street HQ in April

Last modified February 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

Another longtime small business is bowing out of the retail landscape of the Lower East Side. And those with teeny feet are out of luck. The Little Shoe Store is the latest to fall victim to escalating the gentrifying streetscape. High rents and loss of foot traffic on the block due to 50 Clinton are […]

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Blue Bayer Design Studio Opening an Eclectic Jewelry Boutique on Clinton Street

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ever since the departure (and subsequent relocation) of Vector Gallery back in July, the south store of 40 Clinton Street has been a vacancy. The wait is over. Blue Bayer, a New York-based craftsman, is opening his jewelry boutique here in the coming days. It’s called Blue Bayer Design, and specializes in eclectic, “risky jewelry and […]

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The Little Shoe Store Moves from Orchard to Clinton Street

Posted May 5, 2014 at 6:00 am

Orchard Street south of Grand is gallery territory. It seems that pretty much any new vacancy in this part of the neighborhood is quickly scooped up by some showroom from Chelsea or beyond. It’s not really a place where boutiques flourish. Such is the scene in which the Little Shoe Store entered two years ago. The […]

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VECTOR Gallery on Clinton Celebrates 75 Years of Nico with ‘Time Doesn’t Move’

Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:10 am

JJ Brine sure is making a statement with his newish occult showroom on Clinton Street, VECTOR Gallery. Donning enough Satanic sundries and neon brightness to make the man downstairs proud, its mere presence on a gentrified restaurant row is practically punk rock in itself. If for nothing else, retail diversity. Yes, VECTOR Gallery has a […]

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Justin Bieber Hits Up Bang Bang on the LES for Another Tattoo

Posted July 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

Last time Justin Bieber and Bang Bang were concurrently in the news, the latter tattoo artist had found himself in some hot water

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Charles Manson Concept Band Brings Occult ‘VECTOR’ to 40 Clinton

Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:10 am

Walk past the departed Hillary Flowers at 40 Clinton Street. There’s now a taste of the occult occupying the storefront. Blue neons in the window brightly announce “VECTOR,” while inside, Satanic images reign. A toilet seat bears the number of the beast (666), and sits right in front of a Charles Manson portrait; a t-shirt hanging […]

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