And now, the latest from Racked, covering retail and shopping from the sidewalks up.
1) Central Village: Make room for mo' banks. In this case, in the space that had been occupied by the Central Village eatery BBQ. The building owner apparently didn't dig the barbecue smell, so he's opting for a new, still unknown, bank tenant. And if you still need mo' banks, you can get the lowdown on plenty, plenty more.
2) Nolita: Rackage wanders into Japanese designer Mami Suzuki's new boutique, msg., which is perched on the border of Nolita, Soho and the Lower East Side. The lowdown is that "the draw here is a tightly-edited assortment of pieces from under-the-radar designers you'd be hard-pressed to find elsewhere.
3) Soho: The new H&M advertecture overlooking Houston Street now has a head and it shouldn't be long before the fashion statement reveals itself too.
4) Boerum Hill: We always thought the line at that bodega on Hoyt Street was a little too long for Red Bull, and it turns out we were right.