And now, the latest from Racked, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Upper West Side: That crazy Urban Outfitters megastore with the faux old-timey storefronts is taking shape. Bizarre? Bizarre. Also, home goods store, er, Home Goods, is opening in the Columbus Square development.
2) Greenpoint: Vans, your favorite shoe brand when you were 12 and hated your parents, is building an indoor skate park on Franklin Street in the 'point!
3) Soho: Have you ever fought through the crowds of tourists at Broadway and Houston Street to walk by Hollister and get a look at those shirtless hunks that greet shoppers all day every day? Here's the secret to their permatans. Hint: it's a big ball of gas!
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]