At least on the corner of Lafayette and Houston, Leonard Cohen (and Concrete Blonde by association) is wrong. It's not old black Joe still picking cotton, it's surly youths that are being paid to begrudgingly work the corner for the limited promotion of Supima, a cotton clothing store opening March 14 in Soho.
On a such a beautiful day (as Friday was) the tiny mock field almost made one feel like they were somewhere very, very far from Houston Street.?Unfortunately, unless you already saw it, the small plot is long gone. But don't fret – it's only a marketing gimmick and I took a couple photos.