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Daniel’s Leather Finds a Larger Home on Orchard Street

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:09 am

No other vendor on Orchard Street has pinballed about the block like Daniel’s Leather. Its holdings – which at one time boasted two large stores – shrunk incredibly in the last few years. The main leather outpost in the Beckenstein’s building shuttered back in 2014, shortly before the building was sold to DelShah Capital. A […]

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Listed: Wassail Cider Bar Might Not Last Much Longer on Orchard Street

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Just a short month after the second annual LES Cider Fest took over upper Orchard Street, one of its biggest proponents (and beneficiaries) might soon close. Indeed, Wassail now has brokers shopping around the space. Real estate listings are peppered about Craigslist and included in Sinvin’s online portfolio. The twenty-month-old business – occupying 2,000 square-feet on […]

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This Laundry Startup Just Took Over the Former ‘Poppington’ Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted November 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

Poppington folded in May 2015. This wasn’t the only business that folded at 60 Orchard Street. In fact, Folded is on its way – a new tech startup that offers on-demand laundry services. The two levels at 60 Orchard will presumably be outfitted with laundry machines and dryers. Indeed, part of the company’s credo is […]

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New LinkNYC Kiosks Begin Takeover of Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:06 am

These bogus LinkNYC kiosks are, collectively, a 9-foot-6-inch bitter pill to swallow. It really doesn’t get any uglier or intrusive. Now the decimated old-world charm of Orchard Street is further battered by the appearance of three electrified pillars between Canal and East Houston (plus one at the corner of Delancey). So far, there is only one […]

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‘LES Popped’ Finds a New Home with Wendy Mink Jewelry on Orchard Street

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two Lower East Side retailers are coming together at 72 Orchard Street. One, a veteran; the other, more freshman. The Wendy Mink boutique just welcomed a co-tenant after more than eight years selling jewelry on the block. Brand of choice is LES Popped, the local artisan market that briefly occupied 365 Grand Street for several […]

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2nd Annual ‘Lower East Side Cider Fest’ is Happening on Sunday

Posted October 21, 2016 at 5:17 am

The orchards are, in fact, coming back to Orchard Street … albeit temporarily. With apple picking season wrapping up, the 2nd annual Lower East Cider Fest is kicking off this weekend, as part of the larger “Cider Week NYC” celebration happening throughout the – wait for it – Big Apple. The event will showcase notable cider makers and apple growers […]

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Overbuilt ‘Orchard Street Hotel’ Again Seeks Booze in Saturated Hell Square

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:05 am

For the second time in as many years, hotel operators Nico Moinian and Nader Ohebshalom will try again to install nightlife at the Orchard Street Hotel. As before, it’s an uphill battle in Hell Square that won’t be easy. The lodge opened at 163 Orchard last year, yet without the food and beverage component on which profit […]

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Artist Ron English Teams up with High Times for ‘Popaganja’ Pop-Up on Orchard Street

Posted October 19, 2016 at 5:16 am

Weed and paint is in the air on Orchard Street. Not just the Weedmaps office… Riffing on his “Popaganda” art series, street artist Ron English just announced a gallery-retail collaboration with High Times magazine called “Popaganja.” The pop-up event launches next week at 147 Orchard Street, hosted by designer Brian Wood’s eponymous boutique. The “bodega,” as […]

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Zarin Fabrics Celebrates 80 Years on the LES, So Keep a Lookout for the Branded Double-Decker Bus in its Honor

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:18 am

Zarin Fabrics is now celebrating its 80th year here on the Lower East Side. Quite an accomplishment. The third-generation, family-owned operation joins a class of recent anniversaries from legacy businesses, such as Russ & Daughters and Katz’s Deli. As such, the PR machine is spinning to let people know of this most recent milestone. The […]

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‘Able Fine Art NY’ Takes Over from Louis B. James Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted October 7, 2016 at 5:09 am

The script was written years ago, yet still followed to the tee: noted Chelsea gallery defects from its perch only to settle on the Lower East Side. Usually, somewhere along the former “bargain district” of Orchard Street. The latest bandwagoner is the Able Fine Art Gallery which just planted a flag (nay, canopy) at 143B […]

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