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MooShoes Vegan Shoe Shop on Orchard Street Closes for ‘Major Makeover’

Posted August 4, 2016 at 5:06 am

Popular vegan shoe store, MooShoes, closed its doors yesterday evening in anticipation of a “major makeover” at its seven-year-old headquarters. The business spent the last week clearing its shelves with a deep clearance sale, and is now on the sidelines for the next month or so for remodeling. Inventory is gone, and the overhaul is already underway. In fact, […]

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New ‘Trapizzino’ Restaurant Might Take Over Goodfella’s Pizza on Orchard Street

Posted August 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Talk of Goodfella’s closing down its Lower East Side pizzeria has been circulating the neighborhood for well over a year. When we last checked in on the chatter, owner Frank Rizzuto did confirm “potentially selling” the business, but that the restaurant wasn’t closing. That confirmation came a year ago September. Now it appears as though […]

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Orchard Street Gallery District Loses 3 from its Ranks

Posted August 1, 2016 at 5:10 am

The spine of the Lower East Side gallery district – Orchard Street South of Delancey – is down three galleries as of this month. Bosi Contemporary, Sasha Wolf, and Tracy Williams are all finished. Bosi Contemporary vacated its 2,000 square-foot retail space in June after five years at 48 Orchard Street. The requisite leasing signage currently […]

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It’s a Shonda that the Tenement Museum Refuses to Back the Proposed Lower East Side Historic District [Op-Ed]

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

The following opinion piece about the proposed Lower East Side Historic District was written by Joyce Mendelsohn and Mitchell Grubler from the Friends of the Lower East Side preservation group. Although the campaign for a Lower East Side historic district has its roots in efforts led by the Tenement Museum, the current administration of the […]

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‘Gohan’ Japanese Restaurant Gets Ready to Open on Orchard Street

Last modified July 27, 2016 at 7:16 am

The token butcher paper was finally removed from the window of 14 Orchard Street this week. Japanese restaurant, Gohan, is almost ready for the big time. A crinkled printout had been teasing the arrival of Gohan for months. Now that logo is emblazoned with leafing on the front door. Gohan is a seven-table, forty-two-seat establishment that […]

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Forest Whitaker’s Biopic About the ‘Roxanne Wars’ of 1980s Hip Hop is Filming on Orchard Street Today

Posted July 26, 2016 at 9:24 am

Hip-hop pioneer Roxanne Shante is getting the biopic treatment. A new film is in the works about the so-called “Roxanne Wars” of the 1980s in New York City. The feature – dubbed Roxanne, Roxanne for the popular U.T.F.O. B-side hit of same – chronicles Shante’s rise from 14-year-old MC to hip-hop gold all because of a […]

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Ben Shaoul Opens Sales Office for 196 Orchard Condos Inside the Orchard Hell Building

Posted July 26, 2016 at 5:18 am

Ben Shaoul and the Orchard Hell Building are now bedfellows. So to speak. It’s a match that makes sense. The so-called Sledgehammer chose one of the seemingly un-leasable ground-level commercial spaces as a sales office. A retail front to sell the new ten-story luxury development ascending at 196 Orchard. Teaser signage had promised as much […]

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As Development Heats Up, Landmarked Lower East Side Historic District Isn’t Any Closer to Happening

Posted July 21, 2016 at 9:33 am

With the city’s so-called “backlog” initiative firmly in the rearview, it’s time to refocus. You’ll recall that several local grassroots preservationists continue the battle to protect an historically-significant swath of Lower East Side territory. Led by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative and Friends of the Lower East Side, the consortium of area groups is pushing […]

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Have a Look Inside the Orchard Street Condos that Killed Bereket

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:15 am

Ruin your morning with these images of Ben Shaoul’s new Orchard Street development. The ten-story building is well on its way toward ascension. Lots of steel and a deep pit. Until now, there was only one rendering. Take a look around at the condos that killed Bereket and a handful of other local businesses. As […]

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First Look at ‘The John Lamb’ Nightspot at Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted July 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

And here you thought it would never happen. The John Lamb is opening soon at the relatively new Sago Hotel on Orchard Street. It’s been a long time coming for principal Joseph Valentine, who’s been threatening this farm-to-table restaurant concept for nearly two years already. Teaser signage was posted in the windows of 119 Orchard […]

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