Nike Pastes Up Bari on the Bowery

Posted April 26, 2012 at 10:27 am

Nike commissioned a street team to boldly wheat-paste the Prince Street brick facade of Bowery mainstay Bari Restaurant Equipment.

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Nike Commissions New Masaryk Towers Mural

Posted March 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

Chico’s artistic fingerprint at Masaryk Towers was seriously diminished last weekend. What little remained of his signpost mural on Columbia Street – “Living in Harmony” – was indelibly replaced with something less of the neighborhood.

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Nike Builds New Basketball Court Inside Masaryk Towers

Last modified June 28, 2012 at 12:08 am

Some hoop dreams on the Lower East Side. Masaryk Towers, the low-income cooperative at 69 Columbia Street, is the lucky recipient of recent Nike revitalization efforts.

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Nike Stadium Reopens at 276 Bowery

Posted October 15, 2010 at 6:12 am

The Nike Stadium “creative retail space” on the Bowery is more than just a simple pop-up operation.  We are told it’s in for the longer haul.  Especially since it’s backed by a multimillion dollar, multinational conglomerate.  Notwithstanding, the entire storefront has undergone a complete transformation in the last week.  Rather than a black facade punctuated […]

Showdown in Chinatown, Tonight at 6 PM

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 8:19 am

For the third consecutive year, Steve Nash is bringing his Showdown in Chinatown soccer (nay, futbol) match to the Lower East Side.  The event will be held in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on the Stanton Street field.  This year’s guest athletes include Claudio Reyna, Tony Parker, Simone Motto, Brandon Jennings, and Giuseppe Rossi.  Game time […]

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Nike Stadium Creative Retail Space at 276 Bowery

Posted May 13, 2010 at 6:38 am

In keeping with the theme of soccer pop-up shops, another such concept is coming to 276 Bowery, onetime home of the Feature Inc. gallery.  In recent months, the interior was gutted and redesigned to accommodate this latest installation. Starting Friday night, the storefront will become a semi-temporary creative retail space by Nike, dubbed Stadium. Nice […]

Nike Cometh

Posted August 15, 2008 at 3:01 pm

The Gem Hotel at 135 East Houston is now shrouded in an obtrusive Nike banner-ad. In case memory eludes you, this was the former location of a Howard Johnson. Poor Yonah Shimmel, threatened with the passage of each day.