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Last Looks at Patricia Field, Left Bank Books Bites the Dust, and More News to Know

Quick takes on the fashion and retail news making headlines in New York City.

Melodie Jeng

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NOHO—As an homage to the final days at Patricia Field, the New York Times spoke with a few of the "fashion outcasts, club kids, rockers, and drag queens" that call the store home to recount the store's significance during its final days.

MIDTOWN—Despite not wanting landmark status, Bergdorf Goodman might get it anyway. Our (newly revamped!) sister site Curbed NY reports that the department store is one of the 30 sites that'll be considered for the designation by the Landmarks Preservation Committee by the end of the year. Bergdorf's currently has plans to add two more floors of womenswear at its current site by moving offices and storage.

GREENWICH VILLAGE—And another indie bookstore bites the dust. After almost 24 years in business, Left Bank Books will close at 17 Eighth Avenue, because like St. Mark's Bookshop, the costs of maintaining the store are just too much, according to Jeremiah's Vanishing New York. The doors will officially close in early to mid-March, and in the meantime, books are 30% off.

EAST VILLAGE—Flywheel Sports' largest studio to date is almost complete. The stadium-seating fitness center with more than 70 bikes just posted signage at 51 Astor Place advertising its March debut, as noted by EV Grieve.

MIDTOWN—Blow dry bar chain Blo is doubling down uptown. In addition to the Upper West Side location we recently discovered comes an east side outpost at 142 East 49th Street, according to the salon. Expected to open in mid-April, it'll offering its usual menu of washes and blow-outs.

FINANCIAL DISTRICT—Hold on to your wallets — or maybe don't: Beginning Wednesday, February 24th, Century 21's clearance sale hits the downtown discounts store with more than 60,000 designer items marked at up to 90% off retail prices.

EAST VILLAGE—27 St Mark's Place, vacant after The Sock Man's closing, is now up for rent, EV Grieve noticed. A listing for the space boasts of brick walls and being located "on the best block of St. Marks, busy 24/7." Also of note? "Sorry, no tattoo or piercing parlors."