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COLUMBUS CIRCLE—This is cool: With the push of a button, a metal shipping crate transforms into this pop-up illy cafe (pictured above). The pint-sized coffee shop will be installed temporarily inside the Time Warner Center for the holidays (from November 28th through December 29th). Beats a new Starbucks any day. [The Cool Hunter]
FLATIRON—A reader writes, "Has there been any word on the new Energie/Miss Sixty store on Broadway and 20th? It's been under construction for ages--when is it finally going to open?" Last we heard, the store was slated for a November reveal, anyone know more? [RackedWire Inbox]