And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) UES: Coming soon to an Upper East Side near you are Seattle-based kitchen store Sur La Table, which is opening a Third Avenue outpost, and J. Crew, which, rumor has it, will be bringing the UES a standalone bridal store.
2) East Village: Remember that disappointing pile of dirt deposited in that Chase branch on Second Avenue a few weeks ago? The culprit, Reverend Billy, is a repeat offender as of yesterday, and he's been arrested for refusing to clean up the dirt. Justice served?
3) Midtown East: Signs of spring: the FAO Schwartz greeter is back! Note: Kiddies get bigger smiles than creepy grownups lurking around the storefront without children.
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