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Know Your Side Street

The recession hit Elizabeth Street hard, but the blocks below Houston are bouncing back with a spate of new businesses.


Map by Chris Dent  

1. Lovely Day
(196 Elizabeth St.; 212-925-3310)
Shuttered by a fire last year, the Thai favorite reopened in late October with its generous $10 lunch deal intact.

2. Portia & Manny
(198 Elizabeth St.; 212-219-6400)
Seventies-tinged vintage garb on one side, $22 manicures from Valley Salon on the other.

3. Coco de Mer
(236 Elizabeth St.; 212-966-9069)
The street’s newest addition: a week- old erotica shop with peekaboo dressing rooms for partners.

4. Haus Interior
(250 Elizabeth St.; 212-741-0455)
Designer-socialite Nina Freudenberger opened her own uptown-chic home-décor shop last summer.

5. Terra Plana
(254 Elizabeth St.; 212-274-9000)
The barefoot-walking missionaries moved into this expanded space in October.

6. Nike 255 Custom Lab
(255 Elizabeth St.; 212-625-3504)
Embellish a hoodie with patches or artist-commissioned graphics at this three-week-old custom-design studio.

7. Ome
(259 Elizabeth St.; 646-369-2503)
Sequin-spangled dresses, feathered headwear, and chunky accent jewelry for the holiday-party rounds.

8. Babel Fair
(260 Elizabeth St.; 646-360-3685)
A studiously international shop with Pima-cotton tees from Peru and San Bernardo snow boots from Italy.

9. Jo’s
(264 Elizabeth St.; 212-966-9640)
Moody blue walls and low lighting make for one unfussy bistro.

10. The Fierce Club
(269 Elizabeth St.; 212-334-6900)
New students get a week’s worth of unlimited yoga for $35 at the core-targeting Vinyasa studio.


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