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The DOT Finally Fixes the Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Looks like our public shaming had something of an effect. The Department of Transportation addressed, and fixed, the caving sidewalk at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey. This spot had been sinking for well over six months. Boogie reader @benofonte snapped the above photo, which shows the asphalt band-aid.

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Two Hell Square Tailors Fold

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 7:54 am

The war zone of endless construction and proliferating nightlife within Hell Square has taken its toll on two mom-and-pop businesses. Both being tailor shops. Express Tailor at 143 Orchard Street quietly shuttered within the last couple weeks. The shop was somewhat of a newcomer, having arrived here sometime in 2010. Almost its entire life was […]

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Sinking Sidewalk on Orchard Street a Continual Threat; This is How the City Reacts

Posted July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

How deep must this corner pit sink before the city starts paying attention? For months, the sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey has been gradually dipping below street level. Torrential downpours and excessive heat certainly exacerbate the situation. Our last depth measurement came in at five inches, and by all accounts, a liability waiting to collect. […]

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The Max Fish Cigarette Makes a Comeback, But Not in the Way You Think

Posted July 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

The iconic Max Fish marquee cigarette is most certainly making a comeback, as previously reported. But probably not in the way you think. In the Orchard Street reboot, the illuminated ornament now resides on the wall beside the entrance. With some glittery accompaniment. Placing the twenty-five-year-old piece indoors makes sense, though. Max Fish owner Ulli Rimkus […]

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At the Pink Building on Orchard Street, It’s a Mass Exodus Ahead of Retail Upscaling

Last modified July 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

You wouldn’t have realized it during the filming sesh for Trainwreck last week, but there’s a seismic shift happening at the iconic Pink Building. 321 Grand Street sold last summer for an unwieldy $27 million. Waterbridge Capital is the lucky owner, and now a year after its purchase, we’re starting to see the fallout. Plenty of changes, […]

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RevJen’s Troll Museum is in Trouble; Here’s How You Can Help

Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

Lower East Side fixture RevJen – minister of the local avante garde – is struggling to preserve her unique attraction. The beloved Troll Museum inside 122 Orchard Street is threatened vis-a-vis her living situation. Since being fired from the Tenement Museum bookstore last year, RevJen has reportedly struggled to make ends meet. “Encroaching gentrification and […]

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Cheeky Sandwiches Returns with Takeout and Delivery Service

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:21 am

Cheeky Sandwiches returned this week after a Department of Health-mandated closure. The city agency shuttered the beloved lunch spot in mid-June, after which owner Din Yates decided to remodel the premises. Plans reportedly include opening the basement space for additional patron seating. Renovations are not yet complete, though. So, in the meantime, Cheeky Sandwiches is […]

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Filming ‘Trainwreck’ with Judd Apatow & Amy Schumer on Orchard Street [PHOTOS]

Posted July 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

Director Judd Apatow and the Trainwreck team pitched camp at the northeast corner of Orchard and Grand Streets yesterday afternoon. Right outside Sheila’s Decorating. The scene in question was an exterior “intersection” sequence shot near the entrance to Jodamo (of Pink Building fame). This was the second time in a week that production transpired on […]

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Volang Boutique Shutters After 4-Year Tenure on Orchard Street

Posted July 22, 2014 at 6:08 am

A few weeks shy of its fourth anniversary on the Lower East Side, women’s boutique, Volang, packed up and left. We passed 147 Orchard Street yesterday afternoon to find the store a ghost town. There are no updates via social media or website announcement, and the phone line is “not accepting calls at this time.” […]

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Green Gate Cleaner Offers ‘Organic’ Dry Cleaning for Upper Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Barely a month after Synchronicity departed 179 Orchard Street, its replacement has arrived. The anointed newcomer is an upscale, “organic” laundry/dry cleaner called Green Gate Cleaner. Opening transpired last week. Neons are aglow. The storefront – no stranger to vacancy the last few years - is pretty much a white box space with a countertop. A […]

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