And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Carroll Gardens: The Vermont Market, a storefront with a complicated history, has just gotten a makeover from Discovery Channel's Construction Intervention, saving it from renovation disaster.
2) Chelsea: The church/club-turned-marketplace the Limelight begins its next life this Friday. The market will include a few retailers making their U.S. debuts. It's not the Avalon, but hey, it still has late-night pizza.
3) Greenwich Village: American Apparel stores are still under attack, with the latest incident at the company's Broadway flagship. Broken so far: a bunch of windows and one employee's arm. The company says it's no marketing stunt, so perhaps a little hipster hostility?
· Racked [ny.racked.com]