And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Soho: The Crocs complex at Spring and Wooster Streets?part historic renovation, part glassification?has revealed more of its face. No rubber sandals yet, but plenty of smiley crocodiles. Here's a refresher on the saga. Batali waits.
2) West Village: Did you know that Bleecker Street now has an Urban Woodsman District? It's true, so grow a beard, grab an axe and head down to Gant Rugger, the latest addition to the club.
3) Midtown: Read the two-part liveblog of the Manolo Blahnik sample sale in the Warwick Hotel and you'll find out the answers to all of life's riddles. Such as: Is there a place too inappropriate for a Hall & Oates tune? Nope.
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]