What Else is New?

It is becoming a full-time endeavor keeping up with what else is new in NoHo

Crunch will be moving out of their address on Lafayette St. and into what is now a vacant ground floor space at 2 Cooper Square (West 4th and Bowery). 418 Lafayette St/726 Broadway is planning to be a hotel – so we may have some things to say in the future depending on how they plan to populate that venue.  Having Crunch at 2 Cooper Sq. is good news because there will be no push to amend an existing stipulation at that location which was intended to prevent possible gigantic F&B venues at this address.



Classic AREA patron photo via http://nycartscene.info/

AREA Retrospective at the Hole Gallery – curated by Jeffrey Deitch with Serge Becker, Eric Goode, Jennifer Goode and Glenn O’Brien.  November 6-10, 2013, 12-7pm daily.  Per The Hole’s announcement:

Opening here at The Hole on November 5th, AREA 1983-1987 presents the art and concepts that made the club, including works created for AREA by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Francesco Clemente, Chuck Close, Keith Haring, Jenny Holzer, Barbra Kruger, Sol LeWitt, Leroy Neiman, Larry Rivers, MaripolKenny Scharf, Julian Schnabel, Survival Research Labs and many more, alongside rare ephemera and new works inspired by the club from artists including Tom Sachs, Steve Powers and Todd James, Misaki Kawai and Ben Jones.  Dozens of photographs, many never before exhibited, document the New York of the 80’s at its most exotic.  In its time, AREA brought installation and performance art to a broad, new audience.  For the opening parties and the run of the exhibition, AREA will revive its special brand of performance art, reprising some of its greatest hits, as well as new concepts; AREA’s original staff along with a new generation of artists create performance vitrines and interactive installations, including re-staging Andy Warhol’s Invisible Sculpture performance.


Abbie Hoffman, Yippy founder, 9 Bleecker St.

9 Bleecker St. – former haunt of Abbie Hoffman and until recently, still Yippy Headquarters is up for rent. Here’s the Corcoran listing:  Exceptional opportunity to rent an entire building in prime Greenwich Village / NoHo. The bottom two floors feature bars that are built out already. And the top two floors can be used for either residential or office space. Each of the 4 floors is approximately 1600 square feet. This is truly an unbeatable Greenwich Village / NoHo location, on a block with high and brilliant visibility for business. Original details still in tact- including exposed brick, and a cast iron honey comb curved skylight which graces the ground floor, with 13′ 6″ ceilings. Old world charm ready for a new world establishment. Monthly rent:  $25,000. Gentrification anyone ?!


Banksy’s Cool Ghoul via NY Post

Banksy’s Cool Ghoul – It was hard to miss Banksy’s pre-Halloween installation at the orner of Elizabeth and Houston, but in case you did, here’s the coverage in the New York Post.

And here’s more coverage of the aftermath endured by NoHo resident Diane Adzema, herself an artist, still residing here.

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