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Michael Shah Plans ‘Orchard Street Social’ Co-Working Space and Bar for Beckenstein’s Building

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Stanton Street Social, meet Orchard Street Social.​ Controversial landlord Michael Shah purchased the iconic “Beckenstein Building” at 130 Orchard Street last August for $28 million. The luxury rental property was quickly repositioned as “The Beckenstein,” and teamed up with Samy Mahfar’s Real New York brokerage for leasing. And now Shah is planning nightlife on the 5,000 […]

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Ethik Clothing Co. Reopens Across from Its Old Orchard Street HQ

Posted April 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

Ethik Clothing Co. may have been down, but certainly not out. Three months after closing shop at 160 Orchard Street, the urbanwear boutique just reopened across the street. Almost catty-corner from its former digs. It takes over where trendy French underwear purveyors, Pull-In, previously operated. Aesthetically, the new spot at 147 Orchard seems like a […]

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Cohen’s Fashion Optical Targets Warby Parker with Vision Makeover and Orchard Street ‘Concept Store’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:13 am

​For decades, two stalwarts of the optics industry duked it out on a Lower East Side corner. Moscot and Cohen’s Fashion Optical competed for decades, yet the latter never really carried the cool cache of the former, and is barely associated with the neighborhood anymore. With good reason; it’s no longer independent (purchased by Houchens […]

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Star Wars Politics Brings Darth Trump, Yodie Sanders, and Princess Lillary Before the New York Primary Tomorrow, Check out Kid Super’s Star Wars to Orchard Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

With the New York Primary a day away, Hell Square is getting even more political. Brooklyn-based Kid Super commissioned a new mural showing the three frontrunner candidates for president. Albeit with a twist – through the filter of the Star Wars universe. Kid Super, the trendy streetwear boutique out of Williamsburg, teamed up with the […]

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Former Lost Weekend Owner Debuts ‘Pintail Coffee’ Counter at Orchard Street Boutique

Posted April 11, 2016 at 5:00 am

Despite the proverbial wipeout, former Lost Weekend proprietor Michael Little is getting back up, so to speak. He’s headed just a couple blocks south to open another surf-style coffee shop, albeit on a much smaller scale. This time piggybacking off a popular neighborhood boutique. Meet Pintail Coffee, now serving in the front entrance of Georgia’s Vintage at […]

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Pop Karma on Orchard Street Shills for Time Warner Cable Business Class

Posted April 8, 2016 at 10:01 am

Time Warner Cable, that evil utility that city dwellers love to loathe, is filming a commercial on Orchard Street today. For the second day in a row, producers are shooting scenes inside four-year-old popcorn specialty shop Pop Karma to shill for the “Business Class” package from TWC. Like the others before it, the Pop Karma version of the […]

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That Time a Sniper Murdered a Shopkeeper on Orchard Street [HISTORY]

Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:13 am

As controversial owner-developer Ben Shaoul constructs his ten-story condo-plex at 196 Orchard Street, we thought it fitting to exhume some of the criminal history behind this high-profile Lower East Side corner. It was April 1934, and Mrs. Yetta Einhorn, 40, was standing in the doorway of her husband’s “cut-rate” bread shop at 198 Orchard Street. She had […]

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La Petite Mort is Struggling to Survive on Lower Orchard Street

Posted March 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

“In many ways we were doing great,” notes Osvaldo Jimenez (aka SlutLust), co-owner of La Petite Mort on Orchard Street. “But it was only a matter of time before our financials finally caught up to the fun accolades and then we fell a month behind in rent.”  His boutique of two-and-a-half years is struggling to stay afloat […]

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NBC’s Conspiracy Drama ‘Blindspot’ is Back in Hell Square Today

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:18 am

Production teams dispersed by NBC Universal will return to Hell Square today for freshman series, Blindspot. For the second week in a row. As before, the filming is headquartered in the vicinity of Orchard and Rivington Streets. Scenes captured today will be edited into the final nine episodes of season one, ordered by the network […]

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The Hoodie Shop Falls Victim to Escalating Rents on Upper Orchard Street

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The interior movie marquee just went dark at 181 Orchard Street. The Hoodie Shop just threw in the towel yesterday after four years (to the day) selling its namesake product on the block. Furnishings and apparel are already cleared out, with Misrahi Realty tombstone signage firmly in place. And you already know why; rent escalation is […]

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