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Midtown Is Losing an Artists' Destination

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Lee's Art Shop

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MIDTOWN—Lee's Art Shop on West 57th Street is closing after 65 years, according to Jeremiah's Vanishing New York. The haven for artists of both the professional and coloring book variety is expected to close within six weeks, so it's currently liquidating its inventory at discounts of up to 75% off retail prices.

MEATPACKING DISTRICT—Get ready to carry your love for the Whitney Museum on your arm: Max Mara has once again designed a limited-edition bag to honor the institution, this time paying tribute to founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, WWD reports. It's arriving just in time to celebrate the museum's one-year anniversary at its new home, and will be unveiled on Wednesday, April 27th.

FLATIRONFancy French mustard shop Maille has a new, larger flagship store at 927 Broadway, the New York Times noted. The address once home to fancy electronics brand Bang and Olufsen — so in sum, this spot is never not fancy.