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1970s-Style Pizzeria, Scarr’s Pizza, Debuts this Weekend at 22 Orchard Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In just a few days’ time, lower Orchard Street will welcome its first new pizzeria. Scarr’s Pizza, whose signage has been teasing for more than six months, plans to open by next Tuesday at the latest. This, according to eponymous proprietor Scarr Pimentiel. As promised, the eatery effectively revives (and replicates) that classic 1970s pizza […]

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Celebrating the Launch of ‘Custom Melodies’ Website at Chinatown Soup on Orchard Street

Last modified February 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

You may have heard of artist Grey Gersten and his “Custom Melodies” exhibit  – a successful interactive exercise in writing anonymous biographical songs by New Yorkers, which showcased at the Mmuseumm last year.  Well, now he’s taking those songs digitally, giving the tracks a more accessible and permanent home on the internet, at www.custommelodies.com. We caught up with the man behind […]

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Hanksy Hater Tags Trump Dump Mural on Orchard Street

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Of all Hanksy’s recent output, his Donald “Dump” Trump piece on Orchard Street certainly struck a chord. Perfect timing, really. After all, it is an election year, and anything Trump is newsworthy. The presidential hopeful and star of The Apprentice is trying to insult his way to the White House. So his head sits on […]

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Bye, BID: It’s Now Called the ‘Lower East Side Partnership’

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

​The Lower East Side BID is going through a total brand and image reboot. Gears are in motion as we speak. Indeed, one need only peep the official website, which has been under construction the past few days. As the site header indicates, the local property owners’ club is to be called – wait for […]

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Lost Weekend Coffee Shop Closes Down After 5 Years on Orchard Street

Posted February 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

It was a Lost Weekend for the brand. Permanently. As expected, Lost Weekend shuttered after five years on Orchard Street. Coffee shop owner Michael Little packed up the surf boards and equipment for the last time, emptying the premises for good over the weekend. Obligatory paper window treatments are firmly in place with a spray-painted […]

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Mark Miller Gallery Closes After Nearly 2 Decades on Orchard Street

Last modified February 8, 2016 at 10:40 pm

A quick stroll past 92 Orchard Street of late reveals that the Mark Miller Gallery is quite empty. Behind those floor-to-ceiling windows, the showroom is blank. And dark. No longer in existence. Eponymous owner Mark Miller – who also owns the photogenic tenement – hung up the business within the last couple weeks. The closure […]

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Lost Weekend Ending Orchard Street Residency Next Week After 5-Year Run

Last modified January 26, 2016 at 3:20 pm

  Caffeine junkies in the Lower East Side gallery district are in mourning. Popular surf-friendly coffee shop, Lost Weekend, will officially close its doors at the end of the month. Thus caps five years of business at 45 Orchard Street. From what we understand, the lease on the space is concluding, and owner Mike Little […]

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‘Sago Hotel’ Debuts at 119 Orchard Street with Rooms Starting at $162 per Night

Posted January 26, 2016 at 9:22 am

Crazy how most of the towers of Hell Square spent the better part of a decade in development. On the heels of Hotel Indigo, another zombie structure is back to life and ready for customers. The hotel at 119 Orchard Street – 8 years from conception to completion – is finally finished, and with an […]

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Enlarged and Remodeled, Former Sheila’s Decorating Building on Orchard Street Shows Itself

Posted January 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

​Vacant since its move (nay, downsizing) up the block in August 2014, the makeover of the former Sheila’s Decorating store at 68 Orchard Street is nearly complete. The pre-war, two-story building saw an overall increase in height. It was exactly one year ago that we first reported on the construction job, which didn’t really get […]

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Tictail Market Gets Nude and Drawn for New Orchard Street Exhibit

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

​The TicTail Market just installed some gratuitous nude artwork outside its Orchard Street store, genitalia in full view. Cue the faux outrage. The wheat-paste advert – showing the evolution of disrobing – publicizes the company’s nude drawing event that transpired last Saturday. Customers stripped down so that artists involved with “Nudes” could draw them. The […]

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