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Hanksy Dumps on Trump, Slight Return

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

Street artist Hanksy is jumping into the political conversation again, targeting Donald Trump for the second time in the last month. On this go-round, the prolific pun-master employs a fecal rhyme to get his point across. Behold, here at the bottom of Orchard Street, in Hanksy’s usual spot, the Trump Dump. Basically, the message painted on this […]

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Finger Tips: Why You Shouldn’t Pet the NYPD Horses in Hell Square

Posted August 24, 2015 at 9:24 am

More evidence of why the NYPD’s equine patrol unit in Hell Square is a bad idea. It’s not just the mounds of horse shit and smell of piss weekend mornings. The drunken petting zoo can also result in disfigurement. In this case, a presumably sloshed Swedish woman hanging at Max Fish last November – Pernilla Ekberg – asked an officer […]

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‘Excuse My French,’ but Get Ready for Another Fuckin Bar on Orchard Street

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:17 am

With Cafe Dancer firmly out of the picture, the buzzards had been swarming 96 Orchard Street the last couple months. One hopeful emerged from the fray, a French-born chef who hopes to impart some sort of “French bistro” in the sub-level space. Chef Johann Giraud (La Mangeoire) is angling to open Excuse My French at […]

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‘Scarr’s Pizza’ to Revive Classic Pizza Parlor at 22 Orchard Street

Posted August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

The former Chinese noodle distributor beside Fung Tu at 22 Orchard Street had been on the open market for years. Tombstone leasing signage held court even while it remained an active business. Not too long ago, however, the place finally found its replacement tenant. Enter Scarr’s Pizza. No, that’s not an allusion to the Lion King […]

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Historic Beckenstein’s Building on Orchard Street Sells for $28M

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

There’s a reason why all the old-school vendors vacated 130 Orchard Street in the past several months. Most recently, World Hats and World Fragrances. They were forced out due to an impending sale. That’s right, the historic Beckenstein’s building just sold for $28 million. Notorious landlord Delshah Capital reportedly purchased the property in an off-market […]

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World Hats Moving Its HQ to Failed Eclair Bakery Space at 138 Orchard Street

Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:12 am

Orchard Street vendor veteran World Hats is on the move, forced from its longtime location in the historic Beckenstein’s building just north of Delancey. We hear word that the landlord, Velum LLC, reportedly jacked the rent, so the business had to take a hike. That trip won’t take them too far, however. World Hats maintained […]

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Rat Castle on Ludlow Prevents Ben Shaoul from Erecting 10-Story Condo Tower

Posted August 10, 2015 at 5:16 am

There is nothing left at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. The “Sledgehammer” himself, Ben Shaoul, wielded his muscle, eradicating ten businesses in the process. Take a look; it’s all rubble, twisted metal, and remnants of the cellars. The developer will eventually drop a ten-story condo tower here, yet just hit a roadblock […]

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DaRucci Leather Vendor Opens at 145 Orchard Street

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

Against the odds, a new leather vendor just moved to the fading Orchard Street “district.” It’s called DaRucci, and they hope to make a mark inside the boutique at 145 Orchard. The new vendor setup became operational earlier this week. DaRucci specializes in fine leathers, furs, and accessories. Business owner Zohaib Rizvi tells us that their goal […]

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‘Compass’ Needs One Before Opening at Doomed 154 Orchard Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The post-Mission mission, as it were, has commenced at 154 Orchard Street. Although the plans have changed rather drastically since our last progress report. Tal Lavi – proprietor of Third Avenue Ale House – previously lobbied to install a Mediterranean concept (tentatively called “Shalom Tov”) in the former rat den that housed Mission Chinese Food. […]

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Karaoke Boho’s New Orchard Street Outpost Opens this Week

Posted August 3, 2015 at 5:13 am

Almost a year later, the old Tammany Hall is ready for rebirth. Before you know it, the drunken hordes on Orchard Street will resume screaming about being a “small town girl living in a lonely world” who’s livin’ on a prayer … or some shit. Booting your sanity until morning. In other words, the second outpost […]

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