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When MooShoes Reopens, it’ll be with an All-Vegan Grocery Next Door

Posted August 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

Nine years after dropping anchor at 78 Orchard Street, MooShoes is currently undergoing a massive renovation. When the beloved vegan shoe store reopens, though, it’ll be a departure from what you remember. Something new altogether. The proverbial pivot. Passing by the store, it’s quite clear that the space is now bisected. Two separate business units. […]

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Tenement Museum Prepares for Contemporary Immigrant Exhibit, yet Remains Opposed to LES Historic District

Posted August 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

The Tenement Museum is high on recent coverage of its forthcoming exhibit. One that speaks to a more contemporary history of the block. Starting next summer, the upper floors of 103 Orchard Street (aka 81 Delancey) will offer a glimpse of more modern life at this corner of the Lower East Side (i.e. “Your Story, […]

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There’s a Britney Spears Mural in this Orchard Street Gallery for the MTV VMAs

Posted August 19, 2016 at 5:09 am

MTV is marking territory all over the Lower East Side. Indeed, just a few weeks after painting murals at First Street Green as category visuals for the upcoming Video Music Awards, the network also rented out an Orchard Street gallery in the name of the event. That would be the Van der Plas Gallery, which abruptly ended its […]

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The Annual Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns September 25

Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

It’s brine time, so pucker up. The annual Lower East Side Pickle Day is only a month away. Official date was announced last week – September 25 (noon-5pm). There is also a new website for the occasion. This year, we can likely expect the usual smattering of pickle vendors and local restaurants serving up “pickle […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street is Closing Ahead of Winter Reboot

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

Black Tree is closing at the end of the month in anticipation of a reboot. A concept revamp, if you will. Owner Sandy Dee Hall announced the news yesterday, noting, “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this month, but we’re going to reopen with […]

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Five Years Later, Goodfella’s Pizza will Give Way to Trapizzino on Orchard Street

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:09 am

The Goodfella’s pizzeria at Orchard and Rivington Streets is on its way out. As previously reported, there is a new suitor looking to take over from the five-year-old wood-fired parlor. First-time applicant Luca Vincenzini is angling to bring a new 12-table Trapizzino restaurant to 144 Orchard Street. It’s tentatively named as such. Vincenzini seeks a […]

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MooShoes Vegan Shoe Shop on Orchard Street Closes for ‘Major Makeover’

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, closed its doors yesterday evening in anticipation of a “major makeover” at its seven-year-old headquarters. The business spent the last week clearing its shelves with a deep clearance sale, and is now on the sidelines for the next month or so for remodeling. Inventory is gone, and the overhaul is already underway. In fact, […]

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New ‘Trapizzino’ Restaurant Might Take Over Goodfella’s Pizza on Orchard Street

Posted August 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Talk of Goodfella’s closing down its Lower East Side pizzeria has been circulating the neighborhood for well over a year. When we last checked in on the chatter, owner Frank Rizzuto did confirm “potentially selling” the business, but that the restaurant wasn’t closing. That confirmation came a year ago September. Now it appears as though […]

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Orchard Street Gallery District Loses 3 from its Ranks

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

The spine of the Lower East Side gallery district – Orchard Street South of Delancey – is down three galleries as of this month. Bosi Contemporary, Sasha Wolf, and Tracy Williams are all finished. Bosi Contemporary vacated its 2,000 square-foot retail space in June after five years at 48 Orchard Street. The requisite leasing signage currently […]

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It’s a Shonda that the Tenement Museum Refuses to Back the Proposed Lower East Side Historic District [Op-Ed]

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

The following opinion piece about the proposed Lower East Side Historic District was written by Joyce Mendelsohn and Mitchell Grubler from the Friends of the Lower East Side preservation group. Although the campaign for a Lower East Side historic district has its roots in efforts led by the Tenement Museum, the current administration of the […]

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