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Scenes from the Annual Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

Yesterday afternoon was the annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The crisp autumn weather drove throngs of tourists to Hell Square. The three-block stretch of Orchard Street between Delancey and East Houston was jammed from noon to 5pm. So it wasn’t easy to purchase and/or consume any pickled goodness, unless patience for long lines is […]

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Black Tree on Orchard Street Rebounds as ‘Raw Material’

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

Christmas come early for team Black Tree. The sandwich shop closed its Orchard Street location earlier this month in anticipation of a December reboot. Well, chef-owner Sandy Dee Hall just reopened on Friday as something called Raw Material. And as the sandwich board notes, it’s in soft launch mode. Raw Material, according to the website, is […]

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Essex Crossing Opens Sales Office for Condos at 242 Broome Street

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Carpetbagging developers want you to embrace “The legacy of new beginnings” here on the Lower East Side. That’s the lame-ass operating slogan (i.e. justification) for one parcel of the Essex Crossing megadevelopment. The fourteen-story condo building rising at Site 1, 242 Broome Street. (The real legacy of new beginnings is essentially top-down displacement.) Nevertheless, the dedicated storefront […]

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‘Goodfella’s Pizza’ on Orchard Shutters as Trapizzino Snack Shop Readies Takeover

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:08 am

Goodfella’s Pizza officially terminated its Lower East Side tenure last week after five years on the block. The Staten Island-based pizzeria turned out the lights and closed the gates at 144 Orchard Street for the last time Thursday evening. A single farewell note is plastered to the front door, thanking the Lower East Side for […]

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Tenement Museum Officially Kicks off Expansion Project with Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

After two months of interior gutting and a flashy new website to boot, the Tenement Museum “officially” broke ground on its newest exhibition at 103 Orchard Street. The announcement happened yesterday with much fanfare – a morning press conference including all the requisite local politicians and press in tow. As previously reported – here and […]

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‘The Storefront Project’ Gallery Takes Over from Sasha Wolf on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:08 am

Barely a month after the Sasha Wolf gallery faded from the Orchard Street gallery scene, another has taken up residence. The replacement opened its doors at the end of August, and is called simply, The Storefront Project. The second installation here at 70 Orchard Street is by Lady Millard, whose cursive red tag, an homage […]

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Put this in Your Pipe: Weedmaps Marijuana Service Opening Storefront Office on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Put this in your pipe and smoke it – marijuana info service Weedmaps is on its way to the Lower East Side. The company has been building out 150 Orchard Street since late August, and the bud of that labor is now visible. Branded canopy arrived this week. We’re told this is to be storefront […]

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Bing Kitchen Reopens on Orchard Street After Flooding Incident

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lower East Side newcomer, Bing Kitchen, is back in business after flooding sidelined the business two weeks ago. The Jianbing outpost reportedly sustained water damage due to “flooding from the top floors.” They reopened on Orchard Street last Monday. Bing Kitchen officially bowed at 71 Orchard Street in early June, having replaced The Cast after the rocker […]

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MooShoes Returns with New Orchard Street Shop and Vegan Grocery

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

As promised, the nine-year-old vegan footwear shop, MooShoes, returned to the fray yesterday afternoon. The souped-up reboot is unrecognizable from its former setup. “We’ve got a new look but we’re the same on the inside,” reads the triumphant Instagram post. It’s more than that, though. The new version of cruelty-free MooShoes was carved from 78 […]

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Controversial ‘John Lamb’ Nightspot Opens Wednesday at the Sago Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

After more than two years in the works, restaurateur Joseph Valentine is finally ready to unveil the John Lamb. The establishment opens Wednesday inside the nascent Sago Hotel at 119 Orchard Street, according to a worker onsite. The sub-grade dining area has been in full view the last couple weeks. The John Lamb has been pretty […]

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