In the News: Real Pilates Is Opening in Soho

137 franklin 21413••• The owner of the commercial building at 139 Franklin is suing the owner of the condo at 137 Franklin because he won’t allow access to the roof to fix the façade. Why this is news, I don’t know. —Daily News

playing mantis••• Manhattan User’s Guide profiled the Playing Mantis toy store: “One morning,” owner Imelda McCain told MUG, “an alpaca owner needed a home for her alpacas because the farm owner had fallen ill. That was the beginning of our first rescue of alpacas. Now we have around 20 on our farm.”

••• Alycea Ungaro’s Real Pilates is opening a Soho studio on the fourth floor of 333 Hudson. —Racked

••• “Two bicycles, each worth $900, were stolen from a Tribeca street corner, after a thief unscrewed scaffolding bars to remove the locks.” Because what could go wrong with that plan? It was at 395 Broadway. —DNAinfo

••• & Other Stories appears to be opening a store in the Westfield World Trade Center mall. The most recent list of who else is onboard can be found here. —Racked

••• “Man Mugged and Beaten Inside Canal Street Store.” It was at Argo Electronics and they wanted his phone. —DNAinfo

••• “Join stores Aether Apparel, Jean Shop, Miansai, Saturdays Surf, Sleepy Jones, and Paintbox at the Soho Block Party happening this Thursday from 6pm to 8pm. Head to lower Crosby and Howard streets for special discounts and offers and—of course—libations.” —Racked


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  1. If you are interested in a discounted gift certificate for private lessons at Real Pilates please send an email to We are moving out of state and need to sell our pre-purchased certificate which is good for classes at both of their locations. Thanks.