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And Here’s Another ‘T. Hanksgiving Day’ Greeting from Street Artist Hanksy

Posted November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Prolific downtown street artist Hanksy pasted a holiday greeting at his preferred spot on Orchard Street just north of Division. It’s another T. Hanksgiving Day message for the Lower East Side. Gobble gobble.

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Why there Were Ponies on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted November 24, 2014 at 10:23 am

If you happened upon the southern intersection of Orchard and Delancey Streets yesterday, you may have noticed a pair of ponies hanging out near the Tenement Museum visitors center. These mini horses were not props for a film shoot of The Knick (or other period piece) nor were they the newest NYPD equestrian patrol unit […]

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Lea’s Dress Shop is Closing After 44 Years on Orchard Street

Posted November 24, 2014 at 6:07 am

More carnage to report today on Orchard Street where the Bargain District bloodbath worsens. One remnant vendor, operational since the 1970s, is calling it quits. Lea’s Dress Shop, founded at 125 Orchard in around 1970, is about to close its doors. A sad sign straddles the window announcing the imminent closure, and how “everything must be […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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CB3 Approves David McWater’s Purchase of d.b.a., Denies Sixth Ward Renewal

Last modified November 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

With such a busy agenda of applicants this month, Community Board 3 split the SLA subcommittee meeting into two parts. Last night was part one of the saga, and presented plenty of drama to report. It was much ado about homecomings and backyards. The most notable news of the evening was the return of former […]

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Under Fire for Illegal Backyard, Sixth Ward Removes Glass Enclosure

Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

The Sixth Ward on Orchard Street remains under fire for occupancy and egress issues concerning its illegal 90-seat backyard. From all angles, too. The Department of Buildings, State Liquor Authority, and Community Board 3 are reportedly applying pressure to force compliance. And now it appears the establishment is starting to buckle. Last week, the seven-year-old […]

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Tictail E-Commerce Startup Opening Holiday Pop-Up in the Former Earnest Sewn on Orchard Street

Posted November 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Earnest Sewn shuttered its overpriced denim boutique at 90 Orchard Street nearly one year ago. The historically attractive cornershop – owned by Lower East Side mainstay Mark Miller – has been vacant ever since. From what we could gather, the site essentially became a workshop in those ensuing months, peppered with various tools and other […]

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Ben Shaoul Plans 10-Story Mixed-Use Building at 196 Orchard Street

Last modified November 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

And it begins. More fuckin’ Orchard Street construction on the way… Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul and his Magnum Real Estate empire are preparing the much-anticipated development at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. You’ll recall that the controversial landlord acquired the corner properties earlier this year for an undisclosed amount. Shaoul filed the permit […]

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A ‘Swift’ Kick in the Pants to the New NYC Ambassador No One Wanted

Last modified November 14, 2014 at 9:08 pm

She gives strangers in Central Park obscene amounts of money to spend at Chipotle. She pulls her entire catalog off Spotify. She doesn’t sweat when she goes to the gym. She’s a celebrity heartbreaker who now serves as the poster child to welcome the masses with open arms to New York. Everyone seems to have an opinion about […]

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Acclaimed LES Artist Antony Zito Brings ‘Displacement’ to the Mark Miller Gallery

Posted November 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

Antony Zito has been a fixture of the Lower East Side alternative art world for two decades. The prominent artist became the prorprietor of the former Zito Studio Gallery at 122 Ludlow, which closed in 2006 (it’s now Cocoro salon). He’s still active on the local streets, periodically commissioned to paint a gate mural, most recently for Gallery Bar […]

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