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RIP TAYlOR SWIFT by CHICO LES

Chico & La Petite Mort Say ‘RIP Taylor Swift’ with New Mural on Orchard Street

Posted October 31, 2014 at 10:40 am

Chico spent his last night in town painting a gate on Orchard Street, before heading south for the winter. And it’s timely. The new mural – sprayed onto the exterior of La Petite Mort – skewers Taylor Swift and her role as “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City. “RIP Taylor Swift,” reads the artwork, […]

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In About Face, CB3 Will Now Hear the Sixth Ward Liquor License Renewal in Public

Posted October 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

The applied pressure worked. We learned last month that Community Board 3 would hear the license renewal for the Sixth Ward behind closed doors, continuing a controversial practice shunned by neighbors. Disconcerting, especially given the establishment’s steady complaint history over the years. District Manager Susan Stetzer has since reversed course, though. A tipster informs us […]

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New Orchard Street Bakery ‘Les Jardins de la Duchesse’ Will Carry a Bacon-Wrapped Eclair

Posted October 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

Modern Fashion & Style on Orchard Street closed over the summer so that a new French bakery could sling pastries. During those interim months, contractors have been tearing apart the commercial space of 138 Orchard. We heard chatter along the way that the newcomer was some sort of bakery. Confirmation arrived yesterday afternoon with the new store […]

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AAA Ichiban Sushi on Orchard Street Closes Ahead of Ben Shaoul Development

Posted October 24, 2014 at 5:25 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is slowly giving up the ghost. As we’ve been reporting, controversial landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul purchased the L-shaped low-rise strip and is gradually booting the businesses. We lost Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak over the summer; Taqueria will soon move up to St. Mark’s Place and received blessings from […]

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Hanksy Gets All NWA with ‘Eazy-E Bola’

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Street artist Hanksy is tapping right into global fear of an Ebola outbreak. His latest piece is self-proclaimed, “straight outta Congo.” The sticker sized placement is in eastern Chinatown and features the one and only Eazy-E Bola and his virus strain neck. Meanwhile, Hanksy continues to explore street art around the country with his new “Surplus […]

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Three Problematic Hell Square Bars Hope to Upgrade to Full Liquor Licenses

Posted October 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

Three Hell Square bars – two of which are newcomers – are headed straight to the State Liquor Authority for blessings regarding OP upgrades and alterations. Each of the establishments received denials from Community Board 3 within the last few months. Below is a quick and dirty update. The Derby Controversial owner (and hated neighbor) […]

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Masses Turn Out for Annual Pickle Day on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted October 20, 2014 at 9:20 am

A deluge of humanity descended upon Orchard Street yesterday afternoon for the annual Pickle Day festivities. Easily thousands flooded the neighborhood to partake of the pickles and brine. As with other DayLife Sundays, the Lower East Side BID rolled out the puscharts and unrolled the AstroTurf carpeting. Child prodigy DJ Kai Song was on the […]

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Orchard Hell Building Retail Units Ready to Rent; Neighbors Fear More Bars

Posted October 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Pain in the ass would be the understatement of the decade with regard to the Orchard Hell Building. The last ten years of construction has caused both residential and commercial flight from the beleaguered stock of tenements. But for all its past pitfalls (of which there are many), the Hotel Indigo is working hard to […]

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City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Megan Massacre Opening Studio Inside Grit N Glory on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Orchard Street will soon welcome its second tattoo shop. But with a twist. Three-year-old Grit N Glory carved out space in its enormous store for celebrity tattoo artist Megan Massacre. According to a press release, the star of TLC’s NY Ink will begin her co-located inking operation inside the “rock n roll boutique.” Megan Massacre […]

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