1) Midtown: Neither morning downpours nor shortages will quell the iPhrenzy, although this morning the Soho and MePa Apple stores let buyers wait inside instead of out in the rain.
2) UES: There's an unbelievably huge list of jewelry stores that are either moving, opening or doing other things on Madison Avenue. Seriously, it reads like a guidebook.
3) LIC: Calypso has opened an 1,800 foot outlet store on Skillman Avenue and Racked has the photo gallery and analysis.
4) UES: Hermès has taken the store construction thing up a notch, opting for pumpkin colored paper in the window over plywood. It looks better but still affords remodeling secrecy.