The sneaker giants land downtown with the first Nike Sportswear shop in the world, bearing exclusive sweats, windbreakers and custom running shoes so you can color-coordinate with your gym's paint job...provided you can elbow your way past the crowd of sneakerheads.
Things to do for August 21, 2008
The Weekend Starts Here
Beijing to Flushing in one weekend...
Friday is your last chance to take a ride in Central Park's hot-air balloon, affording you unparalleled views of the city from 30 stories up, and making you feel like you've just finished a really cheesy movie from 1986. Only it's better, because it's real life.
This all-under-$100 sale will set you up with seersucker hoodies, button-downs and a generally fresh-faced preppy demeanor.
411: Starting at 12pm, Aug 22-23, 64 Macdougal St (at W. Houston), 212-643-0406
The rockist of fashion guys is marking down stock, including men's sportswear, shoes and suits up to 75 percent off. Sadly, he's leaving the amps at home.
A longtime trade secret, this off-the-menu US Open event lets ticketless fans take a gander at top players warming up. You'd better get there well before the 11am start time though; you're up against Nadal groupies and Eurotourists with jet lag on their side.
The master of the sweet-savory divide is luring foodies out to Brooklyn for a night of roasted pig, Heartschallenger ice cream and absinthe shots to turn this into more than the usual beer-and-bacon hoedown. Sadly, you'll have to provide your own gummy bear.