New businesses on the Lower East Side from our September print magazine:
Sourced Adventures (85 Delancey St., at Allen Street) You may have noticed the takeout window on Delancey Street, but there’s more to the Adventure Cafe than caffeine and snacking. It’s part of Sourced Adventures, a company that organizes all types of trips away from the urban jungle of New York City. There are wine tours in the Lehigh Valley, paintball excursions, whitewater rafting and even a five-day getaway to Playa de Carmen, Mexico.
Kansas Gallery (210 Rivington St., at Pitt Street) The well-known Tribeca Gallery took a corner spot on the eastern end of Rivington Street in a space formerly occupied by a bodega. “We find ourselves needing more flexible exhibition space along with a better location to make it all more visible, and 210 Rivington definitely offers both,” dealer Steven Stewart told the New York Observer. “My plan is to step up the programming with bigger group exhibitions and events as well as to add some new talent to the roster.” The first show in the new location, featuring painter Jessica Sanders, opened Sept. 12.
John Brevard (138 Ludlow St., near Rivington Street) The artist and designer has opened his first permanent brick-and-mortar store in the space where the hair salons Ludlow Blunt and Tommy Guns were once located. In the past few years, Brevard has been focusing on his luxury jewelry line, which features geometric designs in gold and silver.
DaRucci Leather (145 Orchard St., near Rivington Street) Orchard Street’s leather vendors have been fading away for several years, but there’s a new kid on the block. DaRucci Leather opened a few weeks ago with a mission, manager Justin Jordan told us: to revitalize the genre. The store is an offshoot of a leather manufacturer and exporter that, Jordan said, supplies many of the neighborhood’s boutiques with jackets and other leather goods. The store will be aimed at a higher-end segment of the market.
Brian Wood (147 Orchard St., near Rivington Street) The streetwear designer recently opened a small shop on a rapidly changing stretch of Orchard Street, where he showcases what he describes as a “rebellious alternative clothing brand whose innovative designs are a play on popular culture, injected with a whimsical sense of humor.” There’s a revolving selection of T-shirts, hoodies and outerwear.
Sky Ting Yoga (55 Chrystie St., near Canal Street) Krissy Jones, a favorite instructor of fashion models and actors, has opened a yoga studio in a 2,000-square-foot-space across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park. She specializes in a hybrid form of Katonah and vinyasa yoga. There’s a roof deck where meditation sessions and workshops take place, a shop selling high-end yoga gear, and Dimes, the health-conscious Canal Street eatery, is providing snacks.