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Economy Candy Closed for Floor Renovations

Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:12 am

The finest candy store in all of Manhattan is currently undergoing some renovations.  Economy Candy at 108 Rivington Street is closed for the next couple days in order to replace to the floor.

The Sweet Ones Evicted from 132 Allen Street

Last modified June 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

Vintage boutique newcomer The Sweet Ones opened at 132 Allen back in early November.  Seven months later, it’s now in trouble with the city.

White Slab Palace Felled by Department of Health

Posted June 14, 2010 at 6:11 am

Last Thursday, the Department of Health shut down White Slab Palace, pasting its conspicuous neon stickers across the few windows that aren’t cracked.  The Swedish bar-slash-restaurant, located in the former Bank of the United States building at 77 Delancey, has been closed for the past few days.  However, an employee informed us over the weekend […]

Amoskeag XX Closes Up Shop at 96 Orchard

Posted June 8, 2010 at 6:23 am

With the city economy stagnating, could high-end denim be reaching a breaking point in the neighborhood? Unlikely, but a $500 pair of jeans is still a tough sell these days. Just look at Amoskeag XX.  The sub-level boutique shop opened at 96 Orchard Street less than two years ago, and is now closed.

Collective Hardware at 169 Bowery Faces Eviction

Last modified May 19, 2010 at 10:02 am

Indeed.  The New York Post is reporting this morning that the beloved Collective Hardware at 169 Bowery is facing eviction.  City Marshals reportedly shut down the five-floor arts space last Wednesday, padlocking the doors closed.  Is this the proverbial end of the road? [Photo Credit: hobokenvie]

Bar 108 Still Out of Business

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:15 am

At this point, it’s probably safe to say that Bar 108 at the corner of Thompson and West Houston is out of business.  Since news broke back in January that the year-old watering hole closed, the space has remained a forsaken shell of its former self.  A few hype posters still grace the windows, advertising […]

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Plum Out, Vitamin Water in at 124 Ludlow

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 5:01 pm

With the recent flight of Plum boutique from 124 Ludlow, its windows morphed into just another advertising space. In this case, a temporary multimedia installation for Vitamin Water.  Now, where’s the annoying companion ad poster that says Ludlow Street gets its vitamins?

Joe Jr.’s Lives

Posted April 28, 2010 at 6:19 am

Nigh on a year since closing its doors forever, city folk are still mourning the loss of Joe Jr.’s at 482 Sixth Avenue.  All the last-ditch efforts to save the greasy spoon – Facebook pages and fan sites – ultimately proved ineffective.  And we are still left with a decrepit eyesore of what once was; no […]

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The Leather Zone at 122 Orchard Shutters

Last modified April 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

It been a rough eight months for the so-called bargain district.  Or what’s left of it.  Old-time Orchard Street merchants above Delancey were dropping like flies. Especially on the east side of the street, where, since last August, a whopping five stores and one restaurant have shuttered – Giuseppe Uomo at 130, Daniel’s Leather II at […]

Ellen Reopens at 123 Ludlow

Posted April 19, 2010 at 6:10 am

When Ellen closed its doors at 122 Ludlow Street a few weeks ago, we received a comment explaining that the vintage boutique wasn’t actually down for the count.  That it just moved across the street.  Well, now that information is finally confirmed.  Indeed, the new headquarters for Ellen Koenigsberg’s shop is now 123 Ludlow, former home of […]