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H new Columbus Circle branch will be opening with a bang today as it also helps to launch the chain latest designer collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela.H gave the new store an extra PR push by moving last night Press Pre-Shop to the brand new branch,giving everyone the opportunity to wait in line inside the comfort of Time Warner Center instead of on the sidewalk in front of the Fifth Avenue Flagship.Yes,even the press has queue up for these events,but at least we get to do it at a reasonable hour.Remembering what a madhouse the Marni collaboration pre-shop was earlier this year,The Shophound arrived a good 45 minutes early and scored a respectable spot somewhere near the first third of the line and promptly watched people quickly fall into place behind us until the doors opened at which point they were spilling beyond the red carpet and snaking their way through the mall second floor.Though we were tempted by the camel-colored coat with inverted lapels,we found ourselves checking out with the white trompe l high top sneakers,which we are betting will sell out fast,the tan cotton Trousers with jeans details (which were not included in the preview look book or price list) and the disgustingly titled "Mould effect belt" before we tore ourselves away.As reported earlier,this collection consists of items reproduced (quite impressively,by the way) from previous Margiela collections,and,following the designer quirky style,each item has huge tags indicating the item name and the collection in which it originally appeared.We wound up with items from 2004-2009,which proves that the brand that so many people still refer to as avant-garde turns out to be surprisingly timeless.Again,we were struck by the high quality of the line,with many items looking nearly indistinguishable from the original Margiela pieces.Of course,the prices for H collaborations seem to be inching up,with many pieces nearly hitting the $400 mark,but that doesn seem to be detering anyone yet.

Though barbour outlet there was no gift bag this time,we and the rest of the shoppers left with huge white shopping bags created just for the collaboration which will doubtlessly serve as free advertising on Manhattan streets tomorrow.For eager shoppers today,we might suggest startng at the Columbus Circle store for the simple reason that many customers won be aware that it is open yet.The deal has been long rumored,but yesterday it was officially announced that H would be taking over one third of the vacated Border space and all of the former Samsung Experience store on the second and third floors at the Shops at Columbus Circle in Time Warner Center.The chain first entry into the Upper West Side neighborhood will cover a sizable 21,000 square feet,and include women including lingerie,underwear and accessories; clothing for children ranging from newborns up to kids age eight and men's which will have a separate,dedicated entrance on the center third level,as seen in the rendering pictured above.Kenneth Himmel,chief executive officer of Related Urban,the developer of The Shops at Columbus Circle tells WWD to expect more changes at what has become one of Manhattan most successful enclosed shopping mall."Going forward,the ground level will move in much more of a luxury direction," he says,as 20,000 to 30,000 square feet of space is expected to become available there in the next couple of years.USA TODAY is now using Facebook Comments on our stories and blog posts to provide an enhanced user experience.To post a comment,log into Facebook and then "Add" your comment.Hackettstown is committed to playing man to man defense every game,even when faced with challenging height and speed disadvantages.Like many winning coaches,McDonagh believes that zone defenses become lazy and sloppy,but he also understands that defenders need to help each other and not concern themselves with guarding only one assigned player.

McDonagh arranged to get a donated truck and facilitated a campaign to get it filled with essential goods and driven to Central Regional High School in Bayville.Basketball players and several friends did the work of unloading the truck."An elementary school in Seaside Heights was flooded and their kids were living in motels with their families and attending classes in a section of the high school.The kids thanked us and sat down with us for lunch.The Blue Streak boys (7-0) coached by Fay Perticari defeated 6-1 Phillipsburg 58-36 in a Jan.30 showdown of unbeaten teams to capture the Skyland Conference Raritan Division championship for the second consecutive year.The Phillipsburg wrestling team stood at 9-2 overall after a 51-18 win at Delaware Valley in Hunterdon County on Jan.30.Dave Post's squad looks ready for the sectional and state tournaments which get underway next week.The Stateliners won 11 of the 14 bouts at Del Val against the 8-6 Terriers.Hackettstown,New Jersey originally formed a relationship with the folks of Hacketstown,Ireland back in 1995.At that time Jeff Saunders,of the Hackettstown New Jersey fire department became aware of Hacketstown Ireland fire department and he contacted Joe Barnes in Ireland.They communicated for the next couple of years,and as the 120th anniversary of the Hackettstown New Jersey fire department neared,Jeff extended an invitation to Joe and his fellow firefighters.In 1997,Joe Barnes and Finton O arrived in New Jersey and were honorary guests of our fire department at their 120th anniversary parade.Saturday morning they will breakfast at Harper Bagel Bake Shop,compliments of Pat and Bill Harper,the 2009 Parade Grand Marshal.They will then leave on a trip to Morristown,in vehicles provided by Johnson Dodge Chrysler Jeep,the official automobile sponsor of the Hackettstown parade,to attend the Morristown Saint Patrick Parade.

Lived on Willow Grove Street and then headed out to see the world.Twenty years later I have returned and am so excited to live and work in such a beautiful setting in a town with so much potential.Dubinsky has relocated his family to Hackettstown after 15 years in New York City.He was in search of a great place to raise his two children and says penning the lyrics came easy.Friendly folks here and the small town pride are just the beginning.There a real excitement here about the future.Tubay-Torres was charged with possession of false documents,possession of less than 50 grams of marijuana,possession of drug paraphernalia,possession of a controlled dangerous substance in a motor vehicle,maintenance of lamps and driving without a license.Album first track,at All,lies at the beautiful intersection of folk and soul.Schmidt strong vocal ability is on display as this piece takes listeners on a journey from the sweetly melodic to the driving and rhythmic.Up next is a simple,yet passionate folk story of three men living hard lives in Kenya,called Joseph Francis.As soon as you think you have Levi figured out he surprises you.Born and raised in Northwest New Jersey,Schmidt has always been a child of rhythm.After moving to Boston to study at MIT in 2006,Schmidt sharpened his vocal skills as a member of MIT Resonance a cappella group,and fell in love with rhythm all over again as a member of Rambax MIT Senegalese Drum Ensemble.Allamuchy State Park,with its 12 miles of forest roads and singletrack,is a place worth seeking out.Riding is a mixed bag,including everything from easy cruising on well-graded forest roads to challenging opportunities on an equal number of singletrack.A convenient network of old farm and lumber roads winds through this secluded and relatively unknown New Jersey State Park,only 50 miles from Manhattan,providing a pleasant mountain biking experience for riders of all levels.Plenty of hills and lively singletracks challenge the average hammerhead,with as much cruising material to go around for the less technically inclined.

A wide,hard-packed forest road penetrates the Allamuchy forest and ends at Deer Park Pond just 4 miles later.Several other trails head off into the woods and pass through more densely forested habitat.The park is approximately 50 miles west on Interstate 80 from the George Washington Bridge and 10 miles south of the town of Andover.The forest trails traverse up and down with a maximum elevation change of 200'.This trail guide is for the southern part,or Deer Park.The northern section,Allamuchy,is by far bigger and harder.Check out mtbnj dot com for the best maps.To make a good ride at Deer Park,park in the first lot and dont ride up the fire road.Instead take the trail behind the outhouse in the back of the lot.Its an unmarked technical climb out to the White trail (making lefts) or make rights to get to the intersection to the White and Yellow.(The map here is not correct so dont try to follow me on it.) From that intersection,go north (straight ahead - if you go left/west you will go back to the parking lot) and take the White all the way out past the Rt 80 Scenic Overlook and back around.Keeping left at the Blue intersection and then right at the intersection of the trail leading to Waterloo Rd (Its marked I think its red).Keep on the white trail and take it up to the pond and cross the bridge.After the bridge,dont take the fireroad to the right,but instead take the single track straight ahead (I think its marked white).Up and over the mt and hit a sharp washed out right then back up to the fireroad.Make a left on the road and watch for the Yellow trail on the right.Take that back to that first Yellow-White intersection I talked about above but dont take the singletrack to the left back to the parking lot.Keep going straight on the White and hit the climb.Towards the top of the hill,look for unmarked singletrack to the left.Once on the trail keep to the right.This winds out and down back to the White trail and then back to the parking lot.This ride is prolly the hardest Deer Park has to offer.

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