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Orchard Hell Building Retail Units Sell For $21M

Posted February 27, 2015 at 9:19 am

Ever since the branded sidewalk bridge arrived in October, the commercial retail in the base of the 23-story Orchard Hell Building has been dormant. Cushman & Wakefield is still pimping the properties – separate from the Hotel Indigo upstairs – for possible flagship usage. But now, a wrinkle in the story… The Real Deal reported […]

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Whynot Cafe on Orchard Street Fails, Looks to Become ‘Sushi Wa’

Posted February 27, 2015 at 5:16 am

Whynot, because it couldn’t. Whynot Cafe failed to gain traction due in large part to its inability to secure a full liquor license. Their two bids met stiff resistance from the community including the LES Dwellers. And now it’s on last legs. Rumblings of its closure had circulated for the last week, but their PR […]

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Chabad LES Temporarily Relocates to the Old Earnest Sewn Space on Orchard Street

Posted February 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

Prayer is now public on Orchard Street, bringing it all back home. Its a fairly common sight. Rabbi Stone walking Orchard Street in the hours of the Jewish Sabbath trying to attract men for a minyan, wearing the traditional shawl and black hat. “Are you Jewish, my friend” is his go-to pickup line. Stone is […]

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Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Mural Replaces Taylor Swift at La Petite Mort on Orchard Street

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:08 am

Taylor Swift has been dethroned as ambassador of New York City. At least according to the 90s nostalgia boutique La Petite Mort. You’ll recall that the Orchard Street store of vintage had tasked graffiti art luminary Chico to paint a mural of opposition on its grate. It’s since been erased and replaced with something a […]

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A Block from Jarmulowsky Hotel, 15 Orchard Street Hits the Open Market for $4.5M

Posted February 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

With the 105-room Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel still a couple years from reality, the immediate area is already benefitting. Well, for the landlords, at least. Prices keep increasing here on the outskirts of Chinatown. The latest example is this stout, four-story tenement at 15 Orchard Street. The mixed-use building hit the market last week for $4.5 […]

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Notes from CB3: Karaoke Boho and Norman’s Cay Win, Mission Chinese Replacement Loses

Posted February 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

These days, Orchard Street – once a major player in the “bargain district” of yore – is simply just another drunken destination on the Lower East Side. Its character and charm is being soiled by saturation (and overdevelopment), at least north of Delancey. And last night, three applicants pitched concepts before the SLA subcommittee of Community […]

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Ben ‘Sledgehammer’ Shaoul Got Rid of Bereket for This Thing

Last modified February 6, 2015 at 12:50 pm

Hot off the press. This is a rendering of the new development Ben Shaoul has planned for the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. You know, the one that killed off Bereket. The illustration arrives at the same time as the demolition permits, and just as the last of the small eateries vacate the […]

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Shervin’s Cafe Owner Angling to Purchase Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street

Posted February 6, 2015 at 5:11 am

Some sixteen months after first opening Norman’s Cay at 74 Orchard Street, co-owner Ryan Chadwick may soon unload the business. Shervin Nassi – proprietor of two-year-old Shervin’s Cafe in Alphabet City – is the hopeful suitor. This according to application materials on file with Community Board 3. Norman’s Cay (and the symbiotic Spur Tree) hadn’t been […]

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Sewage Flood Forces Nick Vivid’s Basement Studio from 166 Orchard Street; Misrahi Blamed

Last modified February 5, 2015 at 10:57 am

Faulty heating and alleged lack of responsible repair aren’t the only problems at 166 Orchard Street, where one tenant has been battling Misrahi Realty. Two-year-old basement music studio Nick Vivid’s was reportedly forced to vacate in December thanks to an epic sewage flood. The eponymous owner lost over $10K in gear, and is now working from his place […]

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With Tundra Temps, One Orchard Street Resident Battles Misrahi Over Lack of Heat

Last modified February 4, 2015 at 7:51 am

We received the following communique yesterday from Billy Taylor, a resident of 166 Orchard Street. Apparently, the heating for his apartment keeps cutting out, and he’s been battling landlord (Aaron Smilowitz) and management (Misrahi Realty) to have it restored. Maybe this type of BS will stop with all of Sheldon Silver’s cronies being exposed – […]

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