And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho & Chelsea: A menswear twofer! Above, the plywood facade is decorated in style at forthcoming Grand Street outpost of menswear boutique Andrew Buckler. And, via The Shophound, news of some unusual Marc Ecko doings on Eighth Avenue.
2) Upper East & Upper West Sides: There's always room for mo' banks, yes? Looks like North Fork Bank has scored on East 79th, while Wachovia is taking over a venerable UWS establishment. Plus bonus UWS retail intel, too.
3) Queens: BREAKING: fire at a Duane Reade! Well, that's one way to get rid of 'em.