New To Elizabeth Street: Made In Earth (MIE)

I stopped by a new store, Made in Earth, a few weeks ago on Elizabeth Street and met Lidia, one of the store managers! Made in Earth is a gemstone jewelry boutique, originating from Australia.  Their Nolita location is the third store location (the second location is in Abbott Kinney, California which opened in 2011). […]

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Thompson Chemists Hosts Holiday Breakfast This Wednesday!

We <3 Thompson Chemists (hi Jolie & Gary!) Thompson Chemists have been supporters of Soho Strut from the beginning.  They even have Soho Strut decals on both of their store locations! Thompson Chemists has been gracious enough to host breakfast this Wednesday from 8:30-11:30am!  You can read more on their blog here as well. There will […]

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Sweetgreen Nolita Opening Tomorrow – Free Lunch Offer!

Sweetgreen was founded in 2007, and strives to be a destination for delicious food that is not only healthy, but aligned with values. Their five core values are: win, win, win:  create solutions where the company wins, the customer wins, the community wins think sustainably:  make decisions that will last longer than you will keep […]

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COS SoHo – Officially Open!

While walking to work on Spring street, I saw that the COS SoHo store would be opening at 12pm on December 5th, 2014.  As of 1:30pm, COS SoHo is Officially Open! {December 5th is also my sister’s birthday!} I headed over to COS SoHo at 129 Spring Street and waited in (at that point) a small line: […]

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Velcro Pop-Up Open Now Through December 19th

After meeting up with a friend at Union Bar & Kitchen last night, I saw two billboards on Spring and Hudson advertising the Velcro Pop-Up (which I learned about on Tuesday.) I knew I had to stop by Velcro this morning!  The pop-up is open 8am-8pm every day until December 19th (longest hours in SoHo by […]

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New To SoHo Just In Time For The Holidays!

After landing at La Guardia earlier this afternoon, and taking a cab back to SoHo, I passed several new storefronts! 1.  Velcro launched a “Holiday HackShop” at 199 Lafayette on December 1st (through the 19th), open 8am-8pm 7 days-a-week.  This is the perpetual pop-up location which most recently housed the Friends’ Central Perk in honor […]

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The Process Of Planning 2015 SoHo Events

Soho Strut is building its events and community calendar for 2015.  We are trying to engage people who work and live in the neighborhood.  Check out our community calendar here! Every month, we will be hosting: Community Coffee’s: Community coffee’s are for local business owners and managers to meet and strategize ways to direct retail traffic […]

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Soho Strut Window Decals: In SoHo Retail Stores Now!

To see the Soho Strut logo in window displays was just a dream six months ago. After a VIP request (Hi, Linda from The Hat Shop!) for a window decal, we were on a mission to create something cute, fun, and that prompted customers to ask the manager/owner about their favorite spots in the neighborhood. Here […]

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Thanksgiving Pie At The Newest Bakery In SoHo, Pi Bakerie!

SoHo welcomes Pi Bakerie to the neighborhood! While “researching” Pi Bakerie (aka eating everything off their menu) this week, we learned they are serving up delicious pies for Thanksgiving!  Be on the lookout for a future post on the “Three Things To Know About Pi Bakerie”! Their prices are as follows: 9″ Galaktoboureko: $30.00 9″ Apple, Pumpkin, […]

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Why “Nextdoor” Will Never Work To Build Community

Soho Strut is on a mission to build a grassroots online to offline (and vice-versa) community in SoHo.  We get to talk about our mission frequently, and after chatting with people at the lululemon “Live Your Best Life” event last week, we learned about “Nextdoor“, a start-up that is a “social networking service for neighborhoods”. […]

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Helpful Hints When Running In Your First NYC Race!

Just got back from Central Park for the God’s Love We Deliver “Race To Deliver” 5K! God’s Love We Deliver is a SoHo-based non-profit that delivers meals to sick families and individuals.  Their headquarters on Spring street are currently undergoing a renovation but should be completed in 2015. In Summary:  It was such a rush! […]

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Live Your Best Life: Collaborate, with lululemon Re-Cap

Last night, around 100 or so of us so called “COLLABORATORS” met at the Soho House as part of a series on Living Your Best Life (#LYBL). The event was presented by lululemon athletica and Live in the Grey in the Library: The premise of living in the grey is to challenge the way we all think […]

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Still Time To Get A Street Seat Like Local!

Have you ever thought…how did that guy at Local get a Street Seat?! It turns out, your business can also apply for one!  The Street Seats application deadline has been extended to Nov. 28th. Be sure to complete the form and send it to streetseats@dot.nyc.gov. The Street Seats program enables seasonal public open spaces, generally including seating […]

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Aftermath Of The Recent Fire at 64-66 Thompson

The FDNY announced a fire via Twitter at 64 Thompson Street on November 9th, 2014 and we heard very little since then. The Twitter message said, “Multiple Dwelling Fire In Basement”. We recently heard from a tenant in the building who explained more about the fire: There was an electrical fire on Sunday Nov. 9th.  […]

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Don’t Ever Use New West Lake Laundromat!

It has been suggested to start posting “critical” reviews of local businesses in SoHo…here is why no one should use the New West Lake Laundromat! One of the quirks about living in SoHo is that most of the older tenement apartments do not have laundry in the buildings.  I’ve been using the New West Lake Laundromat […]

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