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Three Problematic Hell Square Bars Hope to Upgrade to Full Liquor Licenses

Posted October 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

Three Hell Square bars – two of which are newcomers – are headed straight to the State Liquor Authority for blessings regarding OP upgrades and alterations. Each of the establishments received denials from Community Board 3 within the last few months. Below is a quick and dirty update. The Derby Controversial owner (and hated neighbor) […]

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Masses Turn Out for Annual Pickle Day on Orchard Street Yesterday [PHOTOS]

Posted October 20, 2014 at 9:20 am

A deluge of humanity descended upon Orchard Street yesterday afternoon for the annual Pickle Day festivities. Easily thousands flooded the neighborhood to partake of the pickles and brine. As with other DayLife Sundays, the Lower East Side BID rolled out the puscharts and unrolled the AstroTurf carpeting. Child prodigy DJ Kai Song was on the […]

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Orchard Hell Building Retail Units Ready to Rent; Neighbors Fear More Bars

Posted October 20, 2014 at 6:09 am

Pain in the ass would be the understatement of the decade with regard to the Orchard Hell Building. The last ten years of construction has caused both residential and commercial flight from the beleaguered stock of tenements. But for all its past pitfalls (of which there are many), the Hotel Indigo is working hard to […]

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City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Megan Massacre Opening Studio Inside Grit N Glory on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:00 am

Orchard Street will soon welcome its second tattoo shop. But with a twist. Three-year-old Grit N Glory carved out space in its enormous store for celebrity tattoo artist Megan Massacre. According to a press release, the star of TLC’s NY Ink will begin her co-located inking operation inside the “rock n roll boutique.” Megan Massacre […]

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City CoPilot Courts AirBnB Set with ‘Front Desk’ Services on Orchard Street

Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:00 am

With so many cash-strapped residents turning to AirBnB for additional funds, a new symbiotic business waits in the wings. That company would be City CoPilot, whose sole purpose is to be a “front desk” of sorts for travelers staying in and around the Lower East Side. City CoPilot just unveiled its brick-and-mortar presence over the […]

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Reed Annex and Misin Shin Salon Among New Victims on Battered Orchard Street

Posted October 6, 2014 at 6:00 am

Upper Orchard Street – within the confines of Hell Square – continues to take a beating. A decade of constant construction has pounded the area into submission. Retail barely survives, rowdy nightlife thrives. Now there are three more storefront vacancies to report today. Each carves a notch in the column of Lower East Side fashion […]

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12-Story Tower Planned for the Old Moscot Site on Delancey

Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23 am

Exactly two years ago to the day, we broke news of Moscot’s move across Delancey Street. We noted at the time that a tower would likely rise on the site. You see, the two parcels comprising 118 and 120 Orchard Street were combined into one zoning lot shortly before our report. The two-story box remained […]

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Sixth Ward Makes Changes to Illegal Backyard; Public Will Not Hear License Renewal

Posted September 29, 2014 at 5:47 am

In response to grassroots action and negative media coverage, the Sixth Ward is seemingly on something of a defensive footing. But it’s still operating in a manner that has locals up in arms, and at all hours of the night. The quick refresher is that the seven-year-old establishment operates an allegedly illegal 90-seat rear yard. […]

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The Tenement Museum Now Has a White Facade

Posted September 23, 2014 at 10:25 am

The Tenement Museum is amidst a facade facelift. White primer was brushed onto the wood exterior late last week, preparation for an inevitable paint job. The museum tells us that it’ll be “back looking like its circa 1915 self in a week or so.” Enjoy the white while it lasts.

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