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Tales from the Shutdown: Upscale SoHo Stores Boarded up to Avoid Looting

Posted March 26, 2020 at 5:00 am

Normally brimming with customers, SoHo is a ghost town. Bereft of foot traffic. And now, multinational brands are fleeing the retail void left in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdown. Several upscale stores across the neighborhood are now boarded up, allegedly due to fears of looting. Retailers such as Coach, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, and Sephora, […]

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Commemorating the Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Posted March 26, 2011 at 9:31 am

Hundreds assembled at the foot of the Brown Building in Greenwich Village to honor and remember the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.

Sidewalk Chalkings Commemorate Triangle Shirtwaist Victims

Last modified March 25, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Volunteer chalkers fanned out across the neighborhood this morning, as they do each year, to commemorate the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Documentary Premieres Tonight on HBO

Posted March 21, 2011 at 10:30 am

Friday marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. Tonight, the HBO documentary.

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The Line Outside Apple SoHo for iPad2

Last modified March 11, 2011 at 9:26 am

It’s a big day for Apple fan boys/girls everywhere, as 5 pm will see the release of the second generation iPad.

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John Varvatos and His Rockstars

Posted September 14, 2010 at 6:18 am

For those about to sell out, we salute you.  So to speak.  This John Varvatos advert at West Houston and Greene assembles the rockstar spokespeople from past campaigns into a Sgt. Pepper-type arrangement.

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White Collar Filming in SoHo Thursday and Friday

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

It’s back.  For two straight days, production crews will park and occupy a substantial chunk of SoHo to shoot White Collar. Thursday morning through Friday evening, filming is scheduled to commence on Spring Street between Wooster Street and Broadway, with some additional spillover onto Lafayette and points east.

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Hundreds Line Up Outside Apple SoHo for iPhone 4

Last modified June 24, 2010 at 9:25 am

Right now, on one of the hottest, most sweltering days thus far this summer, hundreds are queued outside the Apple Store in SoHo for the new iPhone 4.  The line wraps around Greene Street, east along Houston, and back south onto Wooster.  Almost a whole city block!

Billy Gibbons Returns for Varvatos Ad

Posted March 9, 2010 at 6:18 am

After a six month hiatus, ZZ Top frontman Billy Gibbons has returned as the proverbial mouthpiece (beardpiece?) for the John Varvatos brand.  Much like last time, this current ad in the Houston/Greene Street bus stop definitely subtracts from his badass quotient.

Pick of the Litter: Brown Bag It

Posted January 13, 2010 at 6:11 am

A healthy collection of brown paper bags blowing in yesterday’s early morning breeze. Litter spotted on Houston near Greene Street.