And now, the latest from Racked, Curbed's new blog covering NYC's shopping scene from the sidewalks up. Big news day today—strap in.
1) Noho: Above, the JonesBoard—the mysterious scaffolding on the corner of Lafayette and Great Jones—is revealed to be an iPod ad. Looks like a temporary structure while construction continues on the lot, but in this era, "temporary" could well take us through 2012. Good times.
3) West Village/Upper West Side: Closing after 16 glorious years, Condomania on Bleecker Street. (Read the tearjerking letter from the CEO). On the far UWS, Westside Market plots a return to Broadway and 110th.
4) Soho: Given the spate of building collapses around town as of late, would you shop in a store with a VACATE DO NOT ENTER sign on the door and fine print warning of "conditions imminently perilous to life"? If so, you're not at all alone.
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