With artist chelsea hrynrick browne
Dana Glaeser, Founder
Slightly Alabama is a masculine concept shop of American-made leather goods with a hidden lounge hosting regular music programming curated with Rolling Stone.
“Bleecker Street has stood as a preeminent cultural center in New York City’s history, reimagining itself through generations. As an emerging, independent American brand that was founded right here, it’s an honor to see the next phase in our story be inextricably linked with the next phase of Bleecker Street where we look forward to building community and taking our place in its long standing history of art, music, fashion and commerce.”
Chelsea Hyrnrick Browne
Artist on view
Chelsea has created an installation of intricately hand-cut paper designs for Slightly Alabama’s first retail shop which will live in the shop’s windows for the next 6 months. Her designs, which are layers and layers of hand-cut paper create the illusion of an abstract painting.
367 & 369 BLEECKER
With artist THIERRY DREYFUS
Prabal Gurung, Founder & Designer
American-Nepalese couturier Prabal Gurung began his career on Bleecker Street over a decade ago with an internship at Cynthia Rowley. He launched his eponymous collection in 2009, worn by the likes of Michelle Obama, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Sarah Jessica Parker.
“To have a hand in reimagining Bleecker and helping to breathe life back into such an iconic street is an absolute honour. Over-gentrification and skyrocketed rent is not the way to bring Bleecker back to life. It’s about collaborating with like-minded brands and concepts that love and appreciate everything this historic street has stood for. It’s bringing colour and optimism back to what could once again become something this city is extremely proud of. The world we live in today is an incredibly visual one. This collective is an effort to bring our creative visions together in an impactful way and support the local tenants and residents. This time in residency is a notion of the hopefulness we have for the future of retail while celebrating Bleecker for all that has been and all that’s to come.”
Artist on view
Thierry Drefyus has been creating intricate lighting scenographies for high fashion shows in Paris since the 1980s. In the early 2000s, he began creating his own lighting designs which have been exhibited around the world. For Prabal’s first yearlong retail space, Thierry has created a sculptural glass and mirror lighting installation.
With artist sean augustine march
Sean Augustine March
Artist on view
New York artist Sean Augustine March’s geometric glass sculptures will be prominently displayed in the windows at 382 Bleecker. His sculptures are constructed to refract light through colorful prisms resulting in a visually playful effect.
With artist signe pierce
Robin Rose, Founder
Fleurotica is a shoppable floral atelier and floral design workshop founded by Robin Rose. Robin has been flower whispering since day childhood. She creates sculptural, ikebana-inspired arrangements using unexpected combinations and bright, magnetic blooms.
“Bleecker street has never budged from its place in my mind as the bohemian utopia it once was. It was my first destination upon moving to the city, and has retained its romance as I've settled into New York's wild ways and wandered to its furthest reaches. Just before signing onto the project, I'd been walking around the West Village, dreamily contacting brokers from the for rent signs around bleecker street. little did i know that less than a week later, my wildest dreams would come true. my little flower studio will finally be nestled into the most perfect corner in the village - i couldn't think of anywhere i'd rather be.”
Nicole Berri, Founder
Bonberi on Bleecker, a wellness concept store, is an extension of Bonberi.com; a curated guide to food and well-being. Bonberi on Bleecker allows fans to experience our recipes and network of wellness influencers through takeaway dishes, juices and in-person activations such as panels, Q&As and educational events. Founder Nicole Berri calls Bleecker Street home, having lived around the corner for the last ten years.
“Bonberi on Bleecker will seek to revive the storied street’s bohemian roots acting as a post-millennial boutique-cum-salon where influencers from all walks of life can convene on Bleecker Street to discuss wellness, sample plant-based recipes and juices and shop their favorite goods ranging food to nontoxic beauty to clean living. In an age where the wellness generation has become the new beatnik generation driving the masses to look deeper within, Bonberi on Bleecker hopes to be the home base where shoppers can visit, linger and discover.”
Artist on view
Signe Pierce is a bicoastal American artist splitting her time between New York and LA. Her work challenges social constructs via a multimedia practice of photography, installation and performance. She’s exhibited and performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, New Museum, MoCA and more. For Fleurotica and Bonberi’s hybrid space she has created floral and neon illuminated sculptures.