Coming straight from your most repressed memories of that time you got your foot caught in a bicycle spoke when you were eight, NoLita’s hottest new store is Skingraft. That’s right…Skingraft. Oh, you haven’t heard of Skingraft? (And now that you have, wish that you hadn’t?) Well, let us tell you about it.
The opening of Skingraft will fill the hole in Manhattan’s retail market left after the recession closed such other cutting edge concept stores as meTa stasiZed, the Wart-eria and last year’s Po(ly)p Pop-Up.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Stokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will never have to wear a onesie again to keep his feet warm in the winter. According to the Post, the rock-star just purchased a plush Nolita apartment from Victoria’s Secret model Maryna Linchuk, and for the handsome price of $1.25 million, Mr. Hammond gets two bathrooms with heated floors.
The Wee Hours
The unmarked cop car sped out into the late night cobwebbed streets of Nolita at 3 a.m., bursting through red lights, sirens blaring, and ricocheting around turns that shook us back and forth, east to west. We had to lay low in the back seat, even for the quick trip to the corner of Mott and Houston. We pulled up next to three cruisers, sitting hotly in a giant cough of simmering exhaust, tire tread and the flash of red, white and blue.
Red Carpet Real Estate
Word on the street is that Dakota Fanning has shunned dorm life at N.Y.U, preferring something a little more private instead. The actress has taken a two-bedroom place at 225 Lafayette Street, according to the Post.
The Post dropped by Moby’s apartment recently, where he showed the tab around his 1,200-square-foot loft in a former Civil War prison. The eletronica king moved in back in 1996, according to city records, when the area was just a no-man’s-land north of Little Italy, yet to be rebranded by bohos and brokers as Read More
Bold-Faced Real EstateMen of Means
Everyone knows that Village Voice ‘Queer Issue’ cover boy Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is currently rolling in it. He might make $5 million this year alone. He gets $60,000 an ep for the Jersey Shore. He’s going to broaden his audience with a Dancing on the Stars nod. So Read More
227 Mulberry Street
In general, it was not a good week for hipster clothing retailers, as Crain’s reports that struggling American Apparel could be forced to close some of its 20 New York locations.
But thanks to the announcement that the Clothing Warehouse has opened a new Nolita location hawking Read More
Whereas everyone accepts that Soho isn’t really a neighborhood anymore, just a well-groomed mall for cologned tourists, Nolita is still wavering between scruffiness and snobbery. Mustachioed hipsters haven’t fully taken over the neighborhood, though neither have balding financiers.
But this summer, the first apartments have closed at 211 Elizabeth Street, which would be an obnoxious Read More
Grub Street is reporting that spurned burlesque revivalist Ivan Kane has officially put his proposed nightclub space on Kenmare Street back on the market, following the local community board’s withdrawing support for the project.
According to broker James Famularo of NYCRS, the space that was to be Forty Deuce is Read More
Grub Street is reporting that burlesque guru Ivan Kane has scrapped plans to open a New York location of his popular Forty Deuce club on Kenmare Street.
This, following the local community board's withdrawing support for the project.
Kane, who moved his family to New York while building the club, has returned to Read More