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SOHO—English shoe label Ruia, which sells footwear for over $400 a pop, will open on Mercer between Spring and Broome this fall, reports Crain's. It's taking over the space from Marianne Novobatzky, a designer who once dressed Oscar nominees. [Crain's; NYMag]
NEW YORK CITY—Tomorrow, the Bloomberg administration will announce its new anti-bed bug strategy, which includes an entomologist-headed Bed Bug Team and a "Bed Bug Academy" where building (and possibly Hollister) managers can learn how to keep their properties safe. [Brick Underground]