The store in Times Square was the first one to go and now is the end of an era for the famed Virgin Megastore in Union Square, as it too closes down in these harsh economic times. In its last day of giving its entertainment merchandise for rock bottom prices, a humble and simple sign was posted upon its doors, perhaps summing it all....Truly sad.
Loving these oversize teak and pine bowls at the moment. The first one was a recent purchase from this store called From the Source in Chelsea. Its solid teak and is hand carved in Indonesia. Really a great value and so damn gorgeous! The second are new items from Pottery Barn, and were first used in baking bread in the early 20Th century in Hungary and other Eastern European countries. Both make great sculptural storage pieces for magazines, towels, shells, candles and fruits. Love the rustic quality to them as they work both in modern settings or eccentric ones...
Since the 1980s, the DKNY mural painted on the Houston Street side of 600 Broadway has been an icon of New York fashion advertising. After September 11, 2001, the sign became even more significant to locals for its portrayal of a pre-9/11 NYC skyline.
In early 2008 rumors began surfacing that the mural would be painted over after it was announced that Abercrombie & Fitch would be moving into the ground floor retail space. This morning NY1 reported that a local community board has approved the company’s request to paint over the DKNY logo...I personally can't believe this, and for some shit like Abercrombie would take its place...Awful! It is another step into the gentrification of NYC!!!