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    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post

    9th Ave & W 13th St

    21-27 9th Ave. Whatever happens here, hope thy restore the cornice.
    Sephora nails a new site

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    June 9, 2010

    Sephora has just signed a lease for 4,500 feet of the newly redeveloped Meatpacking District site at 21-27 Ninth Avenue on the southwest corner of 13th Street.

    It was just over a year ago that Post colleague Steve Cuozzo broke the news that Aurora Capital Associates, led by Bobby Cayre and Alex Adjmi, had obtained control of the four, three-story structures through a 49-year leasehold.

    "We received a ton of interest from many of the world's top performing brands," said Jared Epstein, vice president of Aurora who worked the deal for the ownership ...

    Last month, the building was the subject of an artistic ripoff when Anne Hathaway's boyfriend, Adam Shulman, stole a piece of the property's construction shed, which had received an artistic treatment by renowned street artist Mr. Brainwash. A Post spy caught them redhanded and a few days after their photos and the story were published, Shulman and his buds returned the artwork.

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    This area is truly beautiful. I'll be happy when the lumber yard on 9th Ave is gone though.

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    Sephora entering the MD is sad if you ask me. It won't be the same unique place if it starts filling up with the same chain stores that exist in every other neighborhood. This is just the beginning;
    look for a future Duane Reade, Pinkberry, Subway Sandwiches, and Chipotle coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    Sephora entering the MD is sad if you ask me.
    Especially there. It's the focal point, the town square of the district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MidtownGuy View Post
    Sephora entering the MD is sad if you ask me....
    I like the idea of hot, drunk babes looking for makeup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek2k3 View Post
    That steak house neon sign sure looks good. I assume it's grandfathered and refurbished. Would the sign ordinance allow such a sign in this area if it were built from scratch?

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    LPC could OK such a new neon sign if it were deemed to have historical "appropriateness" in regard to the streetscape and the character of the façades in the district (as noted here in a legal brief filed regarding a questionable CofA for the Carnegie Hill Historic District):

    The LPC’s review for CofAs ("Certificate of Appropriatenss") is limited, and considers the proposal’s impact on exterior architectural features and other nearby improvements in the historic district. It focuses on “aesthetic, historical and architectural values and significance, architectural style, design, arrangement, texture, material and color.”
    I say bring back this type of neon signage whenever possible.

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    Cater-corner cross Ninth Avenue at the Chelsea Market they've recently removed both the very modern signage that extended up the side of the building and the awning along Ninth (added pre-Landmarking in 1998). They've replaced the projecting metal signage with a simple painted sign applied to the brick and now the canopy has been minimized and is in the old time style.

    Previously:







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    Let's see now ... this is historically appropriate?

    Or is it "historically appropriate"?

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    Oh, and if either "The Diner" or the "Chelsea Market" had proposed a neon sign in place of the equally-cliched inanity each so proudly sports ... would the neon proposal have been found "historically appropriate"?

    Whaddyah think, lofter?

    (And anyway ... what's with that crooked ol' awning? Is that high design?)

    Or what's with that slug-like glass thing worming its was down the brick? Is that historically appropriate or what?

    Or is it all just a bankruptcy of architectural inspiration?

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    I'm glad they kept the weaving turquoise panels.

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    ^ Yeah, they're the best recent contribution (actually clever).

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    Shredded Wheat

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post

    Whaddyah think, lofter?
    Me? I'm still trying to figure out if it should be "catty corner" or "cater-corner"

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