Rent Hike Forces Dusty Buttons Vintage Shop to Close at the End of July

Last modified September 4, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Our hearts are broken over the news that Amanda Loureiro, owner of Dusty Buttons, is closing up shop after six years on East 9th street. Dusty Buttons is a favorite clothing and accessories store, featuring both vintage and new items. It was where we first discovered, among other things, the most perfect red lipstick (a life-long […]

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Flashback to Clinton and Delancey in the 1970s [PHOTOS]

Posted December 19, 2013 at 11:06 am

The north-side intersection of Delancey and Clinton Streets is notorious for being a dangerous crossing point. Indeed, we all remember too well the loss of 13-year-old Dashane Santana in January 2012. That single event prompted the DOT to finally implement changes to the traffic pattern along this dangerous stretch. Let’s now take a quick trip […]

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20 Photos Depicting Gritty NYC Life in the Late 1960s [PHOTOS]

Posted November 15, 2013 at 5:32 am

Yesterday afternoon, we stumbled upon a trove of (color) images shot during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Photographer Tom Riggle uploaded nearly two hundred stills to a Flickr set definitely worthy of your precious time. But since there are too many great ones to republish here, we’ve chosen twenty of our favorites. The collection […]

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1970s Vintage Lower East Side, Part II

Last modified October 16, 2013 at 8:32 am

Herewith, another awesome batch in a series of vintage photos from the personal collection of Eva Silverman.

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Brian Procell Opens Vintage Boutique at 5 Delancey

Last modified January 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

Brian Procell has an eye for vintage. His involvement in Consortiums at 5 Delancey helped make it a must-stop for many.

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Classic Subway Scene from the 1970s

Last modified July 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

“If this is the L train, not much has changed.”

Sign Standoff at 154 Orchard Street

Posted January 20, 2011 at 6:18 am

A comical retail duel is afoot between Annie Havlicek and David Owens of 154 Orchard Street.

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Lower East Side Vintage and Thrift on the Outs?

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm

Discourse about the death of thrift shops and vintage stores is back on the table. An article published over at Crain’s this weekend, dubbed Vintage Stores out of Fashion, profiles a few recent neighborhood closures, including the loss of The Sweet Ones on Allen in June. Many in the industry are not only blaming the […]

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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 […]

The Black Market: Haiti Relief

Posted March 21, 2010 at 9:37 am

The Black Market will be having another street sale of vintage-wear on Ludlow Street today to help benefit victims of the Haiti earthquake. “The Black Market” Haiti Relief Fundraiser Vintage Fashion Street Sale Ludlow/Stanton Street (across from Piano’s) Sunday 3/21, 12 pm A portion of proceeds from the sale will be donated to Haiti relief