47 Prince Street

Charlie Bird Sommelier Eyes Prince Street for New Venture

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

Almost a year and a half after Miss Paradis declared renovations and shut down altogether, another applicant for 47 Prince Street. This time, one with much local clout. Public records indicate that Charlie Bird sommelier Grant Reynolds is on tap to bring a new establishment to the northwest corner of Mulberry Street. The requisite notices […]

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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‘Miss Paradis’ Finally Opens on Prince Street After 4 Years of Planning

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Miss Paradis opened in Little Italy over the holiday weekend, finally serving its brand of health food after four years of planning and construction. It’s apparently in soft launch mode. Claude Louzon and his daughter, Julie — alongside eccentric architect Philippe Starck – designed this New York City spinoff of the French health spot Le […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Health Food Bar on Prince Street Approaches its October Launch

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:18 am

Real progress is finally visible both inside and outside the stout new development at 47 Prince Street. That gaudy banner advertising for newcomer Miss Paradis was deposed a couple weeks ago after a summertime residency, and instead replaced with apple ornamentation around the two-story facade. Push to the finish line is palpable, as the store is buzzing […]

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‘Miss Paradis’ Cocktail Lounge Reveals Itself at Long-Stagnant 47 Prince Street

Posted May 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

Four years into construction, and the two-and-a-half-story 47 Prince Street is still not complete. Its exterior is without proper siding, and the guts are still bereft of definition. But that’s not stopping the French-based cocktail concept, Paradis Des Fruits, from advertising its new spinoff location. And in true gaudy fashion. Over the weekend, this eyesore […]

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So, About that Former Shake Shack Contender on Prince Street

Posted March 15, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s been a few years since we’ve officially revisited 47 Prince Street. You’ll recall that the former locals parking lot – also a haven for street art – is undergoing a shift to include a two-and-a-half story commercial structure. The skeletal superstructure – designed by ubiquitous architect Gene Kaufman – was erected in 2013, but […]

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Prince Street Lot Boxed and Ready for “Paradis Des Fruits” Building

Posted December 14, 2012 at 6:09 am

In August, the word broke that French cocktails chain Paradis Des Fruits is presently planning a new building onsite.

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A Lot of Personality

Last modified December 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

A candid look at the private parking lot at the corner of Prince and Mulberry Streets. Of course the aged buildings along the perimeter are inked with the requisite graffiti artwork.

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Art