SOHO SEARCH: Street barricades are set up in a corner of SoHo where police and F.B.I. agents have renewed the search for evidence in the case of Etan Patz, who disappeared 33 years ago at the age of 6. As authorities canvas the basement of an art gallery at 127B Prince Street near the corner of Wooster Street, passersby must present I.D.s and have a viable reason to be on the block. Patz lived a block away at 113 Prince Street and would have passed by there while walking to his school bus stop for the first time.
Given the limited accessibility in the area, Wink NYC at 129 Prince Street may close early, a spokeswoman said. “We’re open but it’s obviously affecting business. We’re using the time to do inventory and receiving,” she said.
Next door at 127 Prince Street, the Lucky Brand boutique planned to remain open all day, a spokeswoman said. “All the streets are blocked off. They have been out there since seven in the morning. There are tons of cops and all these barricades are up,” she said. “They aren’t giving any info about how long they will be out there.”