And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho: How are Mercer Street landlords dealing with vacancies and the slumping leasing market? Pop-up designer stores (above)! Get those hot fashions while you can, stylistas.
2) Greenpoint: Hipster-friendly clothing boutique In God We Trust just opened its biggest store yet at 70 Greenpoint Avenue, making it perhaps the first Brooklyn-based mini-chain with stores in both Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Yep, they're that hip.
3) Astor Place: Not everyone is happy about the transformation of the Astor Place Barnes & Noble into a David Barton vodka-spewing disco gym. We can't imagine why.
· Racked [racked.com]