By  on September 18, 2018

NEW YORK — Love, Bleecker, a program to revitalize the West Village’s picturesque Bleecker Street, which fell on hard times in the Aughts and never fully recovered — 25 percent of the shops are now empty — will kick off on Sept. 24 with new retailers, art projects and activations aimed at restoring the thoroughfare’s long-term health, winning over the community and eventually, attracting tourists. 

Conceived by Brookfield Property Group, which last spring acquired seven retail spaces at depressed prices, the real estate company hired creative strategy and development firm Skylight to position Bleecker Street as a place to find art, commerce and culture.

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