And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho: Racked's world was rocked because of yesterday's announcement that a charity-focused Nordstrom will open in the retail space in new luxury condo building 350 West Broadway. Today more details are out, and while the store won't actually be Nordstrom-branded, it still sounds pretty cool.
2) East Village: Classic Bowery character Billy Leroy won the right in court to sell used MTA subway signs in his antiques tent, but his confiscated signs still haven't been returned to him. Careful or he'll put a curse on you, MTA.
3) Midtown East: How desolate is the shopping scene around the 59th Street Bridge? Well, when the new TJ Maxx opened last weekend, the place got pillaged and wasn't re-stocked until Monday.
· Racked [ny.racked.com]