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Nolita (Shopping) is Dead, Long Live Nolita

While the Bowery continues to bask in its newfound, shiny glory, Nolita takes it on the chin from Intelligencer this week in a column that wonders whether the North-of-Little-Italy boutique bubble has burst. The evidence: a group of shuttered storefronts that couldn't convert the crowds in front of Café Habana into paying customers. Color us confident of Nolita's future: more Charlotte Ronsons surely wait to rush in where mere mortals fear to tread. Oh, and there's always the adorable little start-up that could, Nike.
· Has the Nolita Bubble Burst? [New York]