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Tie for Thai: Lovely Day Rumored to Open New Spot on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

If Lovely Day gets its way, will it be one? We are hearing some chatter of late that the decade-old Lovely Day cafe on Elizabeth Street has grand plans for the Lower East Side. In particular, sources say that the eclectic, yet popular Thai cafe hopes to open a location at 14 Orchard, currently home to […]

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Beloved Bereket Beheaded by Ben Shaoul Ahead of 10-Story Condo Development

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Demolition is in full swing at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets, where the “Sledgehammer” himself, Ben Shaoul, is to deposit ten stories of luxury condo living. Victimized in this conversion from low- to high-rise were nearly a dozen stand-alone businesses, including a personal favorite. Bereket. Now, exactly one year after serving its last lentil […]

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‘Tribeca Kitchen’ Brings ‘Superfood Ice Cream’ to Orchard Street

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

For Pablo’s Birthday, ice cream (and sorbet) is in the back room. Literally. Tribeca Kitchen – a relatively new health conscious dessert joint – just debuted behind the Orchard Street gallery (with entrance at 88 Allen). In fact, they consider themselves the “First Superfood Ice Cream Shop in New York.” Superfood meaning those natural foods […]

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It’s Time to End Sheldon Silver’s Reign of Shame, Part I [OP-ED]

Posted June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

With his power gutted in Albany, ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has returned home. He is popping up everywhere on the Lower East Side these days, from Lunar New Year celebrations to award ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. These high-profile maneuvers are a calculated effort to whitewash his recent indictment on federal corruption charges in order to […]

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Preservationists Pushing LPC to Designate a Lower East Side Historic District 

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:15 am

Catching up on some news from earlier… Several local grassroots preservationists have united under the banner of protecting a large swath of Lower East Side territory. Led by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the consortium of twenty groups is pushing to instate an Historic District south of […]

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Stone Rose Lounge Might Take up Residence in the Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

After twelve years headquartered in the Time Warner Center, the swanky Stone Rose Lounge is headed down to the Lower East Side. The alleged move was reported in Page Six this morning, in which owner Scott Gerber noted that “We decided it was time for something new … like the Lower East Side.” We knew […]

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NYPD Places Flood Lighting in Hell Square Due to Ben Shaoul’s 10-Story Construction

Last modified June 18, 2015 at 9:59 am

It must be summertime in Hell Square. The weekend hordes are queuing, binging, then purging on the sidewalks. All while mounted police officers patrol the streets, leaving mounds of manure in their paths. Residents, meanwhile, are left with the results, waking up to that unique aroma of horse piss and vomit. In addition, those trailer-bound […]

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Ben Shaoul Makes Quick Work of 194 Orchard Demolition

Posted June 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

The former single-story home of the Leather Gallery was the last property to join Ben Shaoul’s nascent development portfolio on upper Orchard Street (for $8.8 million). Yet it’s the first to fall. The so-called “Sledgehammer” made quick work of 194 Orchard. Demolition lasted a mere two weeks last month, and the commercial building no longer […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street Reopens After DOH Shutter for Mouse Infestation 

Posted June 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

Black Tree on Orchard Street is now serving again, having reopened days after the Department of Health shut them down for a terrible mouse infestation. The locally sourced, farm-to-table sandwich outpost spent three days on the sidelines, during which time the space was upended for cleaning. The Wednesday inspection turned up damning evidence. However, co-owner […]

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The Cast Forced off Orchard Street Due to Rent Hike

Posted June 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Cast lost its lease to 71 Orchard Street and is in search for a new location. It had operated here for five years, and is now empty as of yesterday. Owner Chuck Guarino posted the unfortunate news to the brand’s Facebook page this week, noting that gear is currently available in a pop-up across […]

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