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LOWER EAST SIDE—Shop has moved to its new, south-of-Delancey location, and at least one person isn't happy about it. "Not too long ago, alligator shoe store Michele Olivieri vacated 94 Orchard Street. Today, the aptly named boutique Shop officially opens at the location after moving from their old storefront on Stanton," writes the Bowery Boogie. "Great, just what the the neighborhood needs." We detect a hint of sarcasm. [Bowery Boogie]
SOHO—Opening Ceremony emails to clarify some of the details of their 8.08.08 Olympics-related Nike event. They'll be selling the metallic Nike Air Max 1 and the Nike LunaRacer, first at an invitation-only event on the 8th and then later to the world at large. Also, they're limiting customers to one pair per style, so there will be no Nike hoarding. [RackedWire]
FOREST HILLS—The neighborhood is about to get much more bike-friendly. The DOT is installing bike racks along Continental Avenue in front Rite Aid, Starbucks, Duane Reade, and Radio Shack, meaning the locals' petitions have finally paid off. [Forest Hills 72]