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Bloodbath in the Bargain District: 3 More Discount Vendors on Orchard Street Bow Out

Posted May 24, 2016 at 5:13 am

It’s a bloodbath in the former “Bargain District.” Three old school apparel vendors are on the way out. All in quick succession. The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo ended earlier this month. But the closure is actually a year in the making. The store closing signs first appeared at 130 Orchard Street around this time last […]

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Interpol-Wu Tang Supergroup Banks & Steelz Opens Orchard Street Pop-Up

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

Rap-rock seems to be enjoying a brief resurgence this season. Heavy on the news that three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine will join Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage, another supergroup of sorts has entered the fray. Interpol frontman Paul Banks joined forces with Wu Tang Clan’s RZA for a […]

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Fat Radish Retail Condo on Orchard Street Sells for $2.5M, but the Restaurant will Stay

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

It took almost three years, but the commercial condo that Fat Radish calls home finally changed hands. The ground floor of 17 Orchard Street just traded for $2.5 million, a few hundred-thousand higher than the initial asking price. Eastern Consolidated arranged the sale of the 2,500 square-foot space to Elijah Equities (aka the Haddad family). […]

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Why Michael Shah’s Co-Working Bar ‘Orchard Street Social’ is a Bad Idea for Hell Square

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:14 am

After sitting vacant for two years, the ground level store at 130 Orchard Street (formerly Daniel’s Leather) is itching to join the Hell Square scene. You’ll recall that the notorious landlord Michael Shah purchased the S. Beckenstein building for $28 million, and now hopes to install some tomfoolery called the Orchard Street Social. Some neighbors […]

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Jianbing Comes to the LES with ‘Bing Kitchen,’ Opening on Orchard Street Next Month

Last modified May 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Bing, bing. The Cast was booted – with steel toes, so to speak – in June 2015. The leather boutique spent five years in the shoebox commercial unit at 71 Orchard Street, but the new landlord (Malachite Group) shelled out $25.6 million, and that was the end of that. However, owner Chuck Guarino was able […]

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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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