d’espresso Opens on Stanton
Posted on: August 14th, 2008 at 9:22 am by Elie
For better or worse, the upscale coffee shop d’espresso opens its doors today at 100 Stanton Street (between Orchard and Ludlow). With its pretentious glass facade and all-white interior motif, the cafe feels somewhat like a trendy ice cream parlor. I spoke with the owner, and he is confident that patrons will very much enjoy the unique Italian-style coffee selection. Let me know if he’s right, as I don’t drink the stuff. At least not yet.
What was left of the Lower East Side bargain district continues to shrivel. Today, we learn that furrier Arivel Fashions at 150 Orchard Street is on the outs. Misrahi Realty is presently seeking a replacement tenant to assume control sometime in May 2014. A listing for the 2,000 square-foot sub-level space (plus 350 square-foot basement) surfaced […]
The federal government is just a few votes away from recognizing the recent expansion of the Tenement Museum. You’ll recall, of course, that the local history hub purchased 103 Orchard Street a couple years ago, and opened a state-of-the-art learning facility and gift shop there in 2011. Last spring, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) introduced an […]
Beloved neighborhood institution Little King Jewelry closed their doors last week. It was a case of yet another favorite local shop having to re-think their business strategy in this current economy. Co-owner Jennifer O’Sullivan stated that they made the difficult decision to close in order to redirect their funds. “We will now focus on selling […]
Plenty of hotel chatter to report on these days. Many long-stalled projects are now coming back to life, while others are still plugging away. Like the nearly-completed lodge at 154 Madison Street, which is already a year into construction and officially part of the streetscape. This won’t be a trendy boutique hotel, though. Turns out […]
New York Magazine has a bit on Kids actor Leo Fitzpatrick this week (he played Telly). The article is sort of a “where are they now” type piece. These days, at 35, he’s a co-owner of the Home Alone 2 gallery on Forsyth Street, and recently landed a part in the “pre apocalyptic” indie comedy Doomsdays. […]
Count it – there have been five consecutive weeks of filming across the Lower East Side. November opened with a time warp back to an early-1900s street scene with The Knick. It was followed in quick succession by Adam Sandler’s The Cobbler, Person of Interest, and 1:30 Train. The latter production is returning to the […]
Orchard Street isn’t the only game in town when it comes to holiday lights. Well, on the Lower East Side, that is. Clinton Street is joining the party. Blue-lit snowflake fixtures currently span the length of pavement between Delancey and East Houston.
The somewhat run-down cornershop at 231 Lafayette Street is now primed for a trendier-than-thou makeover. Previously utilized as office space, the retail real estate is amidst a transformation into a boutique more befitting its glitzy surroundings. The storefront is currently taking on new masonry. With good reason. Dutch cosmetics brand Rituals is poised to open […]
It’s been consecutive seasons of discontent for 163 Orchard Street, where the five-year-old hotel project spent much of the last twelve months dying on the vine. Cabling rusted, plywood splintered, concrete weathered. But by summer’s end, the 10-ish-story development topped off, the latest stalled eyesore in the neighborhood to rebound. Meanwhile, contractors continue to knock […]
Toronto is next on the list (behind Las Vegas) to receive the John Varvatos retail interpretation of the Bowery. Version 2.0, that is. The fashion guru lifted the veil on his latest downtown-inspired concept store a couple weeks ago in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. It’s the first ex-US store for Varvatos, who told the Toronto Star that the city was […]