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The Derby replaces Tiny Fork on Orchard St.

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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Lindsey Thornburg is moving the boutique to 21 Orchard St.

Rent Hike Forces Lindsey Thornburg Boutique Down to 21 Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

With all the upheaval in and around Hell Square the last decade, one business continues to pinball from store to store. Boutique owner Lindsey Thornburg, presently at 114 Stanton Street, is about to embark on a journey from the battered area, poised for the fruits Chinatown. Lindsey Thornburg opened the eponymous store at 114 Stanton […]

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Annual Holiday Lighting Installed Along Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:08 am

Like clockwork, the annual non-denominational holiday lights are now providing some festive flare along Orchard Street. The flatbeds arrived early yesterday morning with the payload of illuminated equipment. This year, as in the past, ornaments are of the orb-like snowflake variety. They are strung across the roadway from East Houston to Hester Street, the boundary of […]

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Former Mission Chinese Landlord on Orchard Trying to Pitch Doomed Space for $10,000

Posted November 5, 2014 at 9:27 am

“The place needs work.” Yeah, no shit. That’s the understatement of the century regarding 154 Orchard Street, the former home of Mission Chinese Food. Drama at this address eventually led to Mission Cantina and lawsuits between owner Danny Bowien and landlord Abraham Noy, thanks in large part to a dangerous space with a terrible vermin […]

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