In 2006, the Untitled book shop on Prince Street closed after being there since 1973. Downtown Express wrote, "Untitled epitomized the Soho art scene ambiance of the ’70s and ’80s."
Lower Manhattan spoke to the co-owner, Bevan Davies, who remembered a quieter Soho: "a time when the bookstore was one of several in the neighborhood; he has seen a lot of neighborhood businesses come and go."
photo: downtown express
As the values of one generation of New Yorkers were replaced with those of the next, when Untitled went, a shop called Harness Dog came.
Harness Dog was described by one blogger as a "luxurious concept store for dogs where you’ll find clothes and accessories for your four legged friends. The store has key items such as dogs jeans, dog strollers, fake cakes and tea assortments for dogs, customized Swarovski jewelry."
Today, Harness Dog is gone.
The place is sitting empty and for rent. Maybe, with the crashing prices, Untitled (or something like it) could return. Is it ever possible for the vanished city to reappear? Or once lost, is it lost forever?