And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) Cobble Hill: Should Trader Joe's be worried that Middle Eastern grocery Sahadi's is expanding? Probably not, but what's what all the Atlantic Avenue expansions going on these days?
2) Chelsea Pint-size yet thickly muscled gym owner David Barton lived in three combined apartments at the Hotel Chelsea. Here's what it was like: "It was filled with massive canvases of sexy superheroes, an all-red master bedroom, Chinese opium beds, a separate bathroom for the cat and an endless parade of characters filing in and out."
3) Soho: What make the installation of a big new billboard at Houston and Broadway more exciting than the typical installation of a big new billboard at Houston and Broadway? Time lapse!
· Racked NY [ny.racked.com]