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Tuesday
Jan252011

137 Fifth Getting Clad in Red


137 Fifth Avenue, the five-story building going up on the corner of Fifth and St. Johns Place, is steadily coming along. The latest step toward completion: a red facade is in the process of being applied. 

Private patios in the back
I'm still torn on this building. The small windows and general design are out of sync with the neighborhood, but it will provide a nice anchor for the block. The red coloring of the facade panels mimic brick, and the ground floor tenant will be paying a hefty sum for the storefront, which will be enclosed with floor-to-ceiling glass. I guess we'll just have to see how it turns out, and what (most likely chain) retailer ends up moving in.

Monday
Jan242011

Thai Sky Should Fix Their Awning


Looks like some heavy snow or wind got to the awning at Thai Sky, on Fifth Ave and 6th Street, and knocked it right off its brackets. Come on, now. while it's not the best Thai in the neighborhood, the least any self-respecting restaurant could do is make sure their sign is on straight.

Monday
Jan242011

Park Slope's Biggest Fan on Wheels?


Check out that license plate! Someone give that car's owner an award. Looking to get in on the action? According to the DMV, PARKSLOP is still up for grabs.

Via Curbed

Monday
Jan242011

Pet Grooming Salon Coming to 410 Seventh Ave


4 Paws, a professional grooming salon for cats and dogs, will be opening February 1st on Seventh between 13th and 14th. In this area there's a surprising lack of grooming spots as well as dog daycare centers since the forced closure of Dog's Den, so all signs point to this venture being a success. 

Friday
Jan212011

Area Kids Moving into Super Savers Space


Area Kids, the kid-centric mini-chain that has staked a major claim in Brooklyn (the closest one being on Fifth between Dean and Bergen), will be moving out of their current space at 103 Seventh Avenue (between Union and President) and heading two doors down, into the long-vacant space that was most recently home to discount pharmacy Super Savers.

The reason for the move? The new location is much larger than their current space. As there's a bunch of renovating to do, the new store probably won't be open for at least a couple months, and as of right now there's no new tenant lined up for their soon-to-be former space.