Azerbaijani Jazz Musician Brings New Sound to SoHo

The Jazz Musicians (1954) David Park photo by  Ed Bierman
The Jazz Musicians (1954) David Park photo by Ed Bierman

Born in 1973 in Azerbaijan, Beyler Eyyubov became a fan of Jazz early on. He became enthralled with such stars as Salman Gambarov, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, and has even shared the stage with Shahin Novrasli.

After moving to Brooklyn in 1997, Beyler Eyyubov settled in quickly and began playing around town in local clubs and festivals. Making the move to the Manhattan music scene has been slow in coming, but we can expect him to make an appearance soon.

One popular place that would be a perfect fit for Eyyubov is the quirky but comfortable Angel Orensanz Foundation Arts Center at 172 Norfolk Street at Stanton and Houston. The foundation was created in 1992 by a group of artists who were inspired by the art of sculptor Angel Orensanz. Housed in the oldest Jewish house of prayer in the city, it was the first synagogue of the Reform movement in the USA. Although there is only rarely a musical event held there, it would be wonderfully appropriate to hear the sounds of Beyler Eyyubov performing in this great space sooner rather than later.

Lululemon Comes to SoHo

Picture by  m01229 with Creative Commons 2.0 license
Picture by m01229
with Creative Commons 2.0 license

If you love sportswear, you’ll love that Lululemon is coming. This high end sportswear brand is opening its first menswear store in SoHo. The store, at 127 Prince Street is hoping to get into the men’s fitness market with yoga wear, cross training apparel and running items.

As Felix Del Toro, the Senior Vice President and Head for Men’s Design for Lululemon told the Daily News, “SoHo offers a very specific shopping experience tailored to men’s activities. It’s inspiring to see the fitness scene grow and evolve in New York.”

He continued, “We’re thrilled to open our first men’s standalone and think that it’s the perfect place for this journey to begin.”

Pop Into the Boohoo Pop-Up Shop


If you’re in the neighborhood, check out the pop-up shop that just opened at 462 West Broadway in SoHo. It includes two floors of men’s and women’s apparel and accessories straight from the website. Most items are priced from $20 to $60. Now Boohoo carries over 8000 items on its site at any one time – and the store only has a fraction of this selection. But it’s still nice to see what you might want to buy.

Boohoo only launched a US version of its website last year and it’s now the fourth largest market after the UK, Australia and Europe. As Carol Kane, joint chief executive of Boohoo said, “A large part of our U.S. strategy is to increase brand awareness and so the timing was right for a marketing activation that would help us do this.”

In order to bring in shoppers, Boohoo plans to have many music events and blogger meet-and-greets, so make sure to check back at their website. The store is open from 11-7 seven days a week until November 14th.