And now, the latest from Racked NY, covering shopping and retail from the sidewalks up.
1) East Village: The Bowery transformation/gentrification continues. Outdoor apparel chain Patagonia is moving into 313 Bowery, CBGB's former location. The store is also expanding to the Meatpacking District.
2) New York City: From Kiehl's to Cartier, here are 10 historic New York stores.
3) Flushing: There's some rumormongering that Walmart wants to be a part of the massive Willets Point development.
4) Sexytown: The search for the hottest trainer continues. Here are the first seven contestants... Excuse us while we go drool.