New Spots Around New York

Here’s a bit of fun! If you enjoy New York City and you’ve been there a lot, you might enjoy hearing about some new digs. Here is a great list of food spots that you might not already know about:

A few of the hot spots include these great places. They are worth knowing more about and reading about!

Tompkins Square Bagels: Here is what they say about this bagel place. “The bagels are perfectly fluffy, with a nicely finished outside. A notable feature of this spot? They also make their own cream cheese and feature countless flavors including pumpkin for the fall. ”

Bagel Bob

Prince Street Pizza

PN Wood Fired Pizza

Two Hands: Here is what they wrote “Two Hands is the perfect brunch spot. This Australian café has two locations and features a diverse, amazing menu that is perfect for your Instagram, too. Order a big slice of banana bread with a decadent espresso mascarpone on top, then make your own egg plate which features the softest scrambled eggs and sides of your choosing and/or an amazingly crafted smashed avocado toast.”

Up and Coming Fashion Designer in SoHo

A local kid recently got some amazing press in the New York Times about his fashion design success. Peter Wenger is only 16, but this home-schooled kid is lighting up SoHo with his fashion finesse. He was part of a children’s tournament on Chopped when he was 12 and now he’s setting his sights on fashion.

As Peter’s mom said, “Because I’m an entrepreneur and my husband is an investor, it’s in the air for Peter. He meets these young founders and sees that everything possible.” Since 2013, he’s been working with Morgane Press, a “fashion mentor.”

He had his own show in SoHo at the same time as New York Fashion week, and he definitely appears to be one to watch.

SoHo Welcomes Birkenstock

Here’s a fun one. Birkenstock is opening its first retail store in the U.S. – and we are getting it in SoHo. Many might say – “But everyone buys online these days. Why open a brick and mortar store?”

The answer to this question is quite interesting. More brands have actually been turning to brick and mortar stores lately. The SoHo location for the Birkenstock store is actually their 47th brand-owned store globally. As their CEO Oliver Reichert said recently, “It is an important part of our ambition to open our own retail stores in strategic locations and vibrant neighborhoods.”

Reichert continued by saying that New York is “one of the few remaining fashion capitals in the world that shapes global cultural and consumer trends. Being here will keep our brand vivid and will also create visibility for all the innovations in our collection towards a group of enlightened, highly influential consumers.”

Amazon’s 4-Star Store Comes to SoHo

It’s worthwhile to check out the new Amazon store model that has arrived in SoHo. The Amazon 4-star store includes items that are rated 4 star or better on Amazon.

It’s certainly created a buzz in the blogging sphere with everyone weighing in about what they like, and don’t like, about the new customer format.

If you live nearby, it’s worthwhile to pop in and check out this new delivery from Amazon – the storefront! It’s at 72 Spring St.

Enjoy!

Roman Pizza Comes to SoHo

If you love pizza, then you’ll want to check out this new shop! Stefano Callegari, an Italian chef who invented the idea of the pizza sandwich, known as trapizzino, is coming to New York. He plans to open his first NYC pizza store in SoHo this September and infuse his Roman style into New York.

The pizza will be at 267 Lafayette Street near Prince Street with 32 seats.

La Rossa will be his first restaurant in the city.

 

One Day Primark Pop-Up Shop

If you love Primark, get ready! They are having a ONE DAY Pop-up shop at 138 Wooster Street on September 11th. Yes, the timing seems a bit weird and the length of time does as well, but that’s what we’ve got folks.

You can check out the latest women’s fall and winter selections with prices as low as $10. The shop will only be open from 10am to 1pm, but at least you can get in their and muscle your way into some cute clothes.

Come fast and enjoy!

Ice Cream with a Kick Coming Your Way

If you haven’t heard of Tipsy Scoop, you’re in for a treat. There is a new trend of having boozy ice cream, which means ice cream that has liquor as part of the ingredients. It’s taking New York by storm for catering events, after work treats, happy hour and more, and it’s quite brilliant as a marketing idea. Rather than going out for happy hour, for instance, a bunch of co-workers might check out Tipsy Scoop and enjoy that scoop of cake batter vodka martini.

Currently, at Arlo SoHo there is a glamping site set up in their backyard with one of their ice cream carts. Now the scoops have 5% alcohol per scoop so you might want to eat only a little bit, but it’s worth checking out after work one day!

 

 

WelleCo Comes to SoHo

Were you one of the lucky ones who caught a glimpse of Elle Macpherson recently? She was in SoHo getting ready for the international launch of her wellness business – and it’s starting right by us. She has paired up with Andrea Horwood to bring WelleCo to SoHo and around the US.

As Elle explained,

“Our customers were finding us. And 75 per cent of our US sales go into four cities – New York, LA, Miami and Houston. So we’re going where we’re seeing a need for direct contact with consumers.”

The SoHo store is supposed to open on September 21, and you just might get a glimpse of Elle if you’re around then.

A Bubbly and Fun Activity

Drink, Glass, Fruit, Food, Cup Containers, TeaHere’s a fun activity for hot and bored New Yorkers. Lab B is having a bubble tea-themed exhibit that will teach you about the trendy tapioca drink and then let you make your own. For $19, you’ll get a tour of the bubble tea laboratory, enjoy the bubble tea cup ball pit and then make your own tea. The event will take place from August 17-19 at 107 Grand Street in SoHo.

The exhibit is being done by a collective of Taiwanese artists, writers and designers. It should be a bubbly, fun experience!