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At the Mr. Lower East Side Pageant, January 2014

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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Billykirk Bringing Leather Goods to Former Gargyle Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

In a city where scaffolding appears one day and stays for an eternity, it’s always a great feeling when the skeleton of iron is finally deposed. So, we can now rejoice at the removal of the sidewalk bridge from outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street … which had been decorated by street artist Garrett Wasserman. From […]

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Overnight Intruder at Artifact Gallery on Orchard Sought a Job

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s a weird one for ya. Cops arrested a man last Wednesday night after he was trapped inside Artifact on Orchard Street. The gallery had an opening show for Jon Aslak Fintland, and this “attendee” decided to hide out in the bathroom for a place to stay. The owner of Artifact explained via email: He […]

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Davey Drill Arrives Ahead of 6-Story Development at 194 Orchard Street

Posted July 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

Even as the Orchard Hell Building nears completion, there is no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for upper Orchard Street. There’s infrastructure work beneath East Houston; a rumored development that will swallow the corner once anchored by Bereket; and a six-story residential building at the old Leather Gallery on Orchard Street. Plans […]

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Clinton Street Baking Co., Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, and Pianos All Approved by CB3

Last modified July 15, 2014 at 9:08 am

Community Board 3 decided to split the SLA subcommittee agenda into a two-night extravaganza. Without the alcohol. The panel approved much of what came their way. Here are some notes: Clinton Street Baking Co., 2-4 Clinton Street Word first circulated back in April that the Clinton Street Baking Co. was expanding its footprint with plans […]

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Max Fish Brands 120 Orchard Street; Opening Day Is August 2

Posted July 14, 2014 at 6:00 am

Take a look – fresh Max Fish branding is now visible on the storefront marquee of 120 Orchard Street. Blue lettering to complement the new patterned piece by Gregg Woolard. But no illuminated cigarette … at least not yet. Give it another month, though, and the Max Fish reboot will be ready to entertain. Owner Ulli […]

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