Lafayette Street

Bono’s Wife is Opening an ‘EDUN’ Outpost on Lafayette Street

Posted August 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

It was one year ago already that Brooklyn-based jewelry label, In God We Trust, closed its small SoHo shop. It had been on Lafayette Street for the decade prior. Now, its former location at number 265 is combined with the old Blue Water Flower Shop next door to become another upscale boutique. One with U2 […]

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High-End Danish Furniture Store ‘BoConcept’ Pops up on Lafayette Street

Last modified January 11, 2018 at 9:34 am

“Chinatown and Little Italy just got a Danish neighbor,” the window copy reads at Lafayette Street. This is the inaugural message BoConcept unleashed on the community last week in launching its newest store. Site chosen is the former American Apparel Factory Outlet, which closed last November. The 3,000-square-foot retail shop is actually temporary, and part […]

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‘Oddfellows’ Readies New Ice Cream Shop Beside the Chefs Club Counter on Lafayette Street

Last modified June 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

The division is quite clear, both in exterior color scheme and interior layout. Makes sense, though, as the new Chefs Club Counter spinoff will soon welcome a dessert option into the fold. Word on the street is that Oddfellows is opening a new ice creamery here. Workers were recently spotted readying the adjacent space, painting […]

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Comedy Trio ‘Unitard’ Skewer it all at Joe’s Pub Through July 26

Last modified February 16, 2020 at 5:47 pm

You know you are watching peak self awareness when three white people on stage pull no punches in skewering the unsavory parts of our culture. From skits about professional line habitants to resistance-isms that roast the liberal infighting plaguing action, Unitard is letting everyone have it. The collective pertinence of each aspect of their variety […]

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Behold, the Peace Pentagon’s Transformation for Rumored Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium

Posted May 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

The so-called Peace Pentagon, no longer a bastion of activist enterprise, was spared the wrecking ball and reborn as a capitalist endeavor. Gone is the four-story plywood encasement that protected the structure since July of last year. Workers peeled away the hulking appendage earlier this week to reveal what’s been going on here during the […]

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Nike-KITH Sneaker Emporium Rumored for Rehabbed Peace Pentagon on Lafayette Street

Last modified April 25, 2017 at 8:32 am

Contrary to rumors that circulated the neighborhood last year, the former Peace Pentagon will not become luxury living. Nor will you recognize it once that five-story box is removed. The narrative here is a pivot from activism to consumerism. Specifically, sneakers. Permits issued by the Department of Buildings in late-December indicate that 337-339 Lafayette is […]

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‘Brooklyn Diamond’ Coffee will Shine where Tiny Empire Failed on Lafayette Street

Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:19 am

Where one Brooklyn business failed, another is giving it a go. And this one, a contribution to “Latte Lane.” Brooklyn Diamond is making its way to the eastern fringe of SoHo. The misnomer of a coffee shop has grand plans for 234 Lafayette Street, its second location in Manhattan, and third overall. From the about […]

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No Longer ‘Bite’ Sized, the 15 Year Old Lunch Counter Expands

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:12 am

Three months ago, we broke the news that the Bite lunch stand on Lafayette Street was on the move. Next door. It finally transpired this week. Gone is the plywood shed from 333 Lafayette, home to Pinche Taqueria until 2015. The retail footprint had been under the knife the last couple months in anticipation of […]

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300 Lafayette Bills itself as ‘Cutting Edge’ with New Ad Banners

Last modified March 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Alive for many months, the project site at 300 Lafayette Street is finally ready to go big on the hype. Banners pimping the new seven-story commercial building were affixed to the sidewalk bridge earlier this month, promising “cutting edge.” Hard to believe it’s already been a year since the BP gas station at the corner of […]

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Five Years Later, Carhartt WIP is Moving Around the Corner to Lafayette Street

Last modified March 1, 2017 at 10:48 am

Five years after its SoHo debut on Crosby Street, Carhartt is moving its Work in Progress-branded store one block east. The company literally planted a flag at 284 Lafayette Street earlier this month, and contractors have been feverishly readying the space. An employee tells us that the store “outgrew its space,” so corporate decided to […]

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