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fashion

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products

shoes, bikes, skateboards, clothes, toys, games, all sorts of weird domestic essentials.

clientele

the new lower east sider.

service

really friendly...if one of the owners isn't by the counter then they're usually hanging around upstairs in the 'office'.

interior

plywood floor, mint green steel, glass+ply display cases. totally utilitarian. metal halide lighting. high ceiling. blobby happy graphics. a visible second-floor office and design space. spray cans everywhere + vintage ghetto blaster.

ambience

>> avant deadpan <<

address

158 rivington st new york, ny 10002

phone

+1 212 375 8116

website

www.alifenyc.com

author

superfuture

date

21 august 2010

last checked

21 august 2010

[***UPDATE 12.2004 STORE CLOSED AND MOVED TO ALIFE 158 RIVINGTON] 'alife for your life'...the freshest store in the entire city. clever merchandising display, great product mix and selection. regular edgy exhibitions too [...a great show by ryan mcginness was on when we visited --> en masse green toy soldiers instalations]. watch out for the pitbull terrier.