Seen & Heard: Two Pop-Up Shops

••• That pink paper in the former Josephine space at Greenwich and Harrison is for the Friends & Fashion fundraiser for P.S. 234: “New and gently used women’s clothing and accessories on sale for a great cause!” Opens Monday for next week only, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

••• A toy pop-up is opening in the former HomBom Toys space at 345 Greenwich. The window has Shopkins displayed in it, but I don’t know if the shop is selling just that or more. UPDATE 10/25: It’s for more than just Shopkins.

Shopkins popup at 365 Greenwich••• There were flyers posted at Broadway and Warren for a Chloe & Isabel shoot yesterday. Based in Tribeca, at least according to Google, Chloe & Isabel is “a fashion jewelry lifestyle brand devoted to empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs through social retail.”

••• Shoe war! Online-only men’s shoemaker Paul Drish opened a showroom across Hubert Street from online-only shoemaker Jack Erwin.

Paul DrishA Little Life••• The first part of Hanya Yanagihara’s acclaimed novel A Little Life is set on Lispenard (although she insists on calling it Chinatown). I have mixed feelings about the book but I do love the cover, which uses a Peter Hujar photograph titled “Orgasmic Man.”

••• From the New York City Rescue Mission: “The cold weather brings more and more men and women in need of shelter to NYCRM. As we look forward to the holidays and time with family and friends, there are so many New Yorkers who anticipate being alone this Thanksgiving. We’ve set a goal to raise the funds needed to provide 80,000 meals during the holiday and cold, winter months. Please give a gift today to provide warm meals and other vital care this Thanksgiving season.” You can feed 34 people for $98.

••• Cheryl Hazan’s gallery at 35 N. Moore appears to be rebranding as Hazan Projects, because I got an email announcing the latter’s “inaugural exhibition Text Me, a group show featuring text-based art in ways that may seem both familiar and experimental to the viewer.” Below: Matt McCormick’s “Glee the Beginning of the End,” which I can thanks for putting this (or actually this) stuck in my head.

Glee the Beginning of the End by Matt McCormick



  1. That Chloe and Isabel quote is one of the scariest things I have ever read.

    • Yes, all of those horrible buzzwords: “empowering” “next generation” “entrepreneurs” “lifestyle brand” “social retail”