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You Can Now Book a Room at the Orchard Street Hotel; Ownership Acquires GEM Soho on East Houston

Posted April 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

The eleven-story Orchard Street Hotel quietly opened on its namesake block late last week. A more formal announcement will happen in the coming days, we are told, but for now, all fifty rooms are available for booking on the recently launched website (powered by booking.com). Verdict – shoebox-sized rooms and spartan living for a premium. […]

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The Last 2 Bars Depart Orchard and East Houston for Ben Shaoul’s 10-story Condo Development

Last modified April 15, 2015 at 8:37 am

It took the Sledgehammer Ben Shaoul just over a year to acquire and boot the businesses at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets (Boogie broke the news in December 2013). But the deed is finally complete. Last night, the remaining two operators were finally forced from the block. Both bar 200 Orchard and […]

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Maraya Cigars Closes Its Orchard Street Store (Formerly Guss’ Pickles)

Posted April 7, 2015 at 5:15 am

In what seems like eons, it was already five years ago that Guss’ Pickles departed the Lower East Side for Borough Park. (Alas, the pickle purveyors didn’t last long in the new environment) Its old digs at 87 Orchard Street quickly fell into the hands of a specialty cigar shop called Maraya, whose own tenure […]

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It Might be an Uphill Battle for Martignetti Brothers’ Pizza Beach in Hell Square

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Merely a month after its Upper East Side debut, the notorious Martignetti brothers are hoping to launch a second Pizza Beach branch in Hell Square, as previously reported. Application materials supplied to Community Board 3 reveal their intention to obtain full liquor privileges at 167 Orchard Street, an outdoor cafe, and use of the 650 […]

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Adel Atelier Hair Salon Vacates 96 Orchard Street for Midtown

Last modified March 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Adel Atelier is moving away from Orchard Street after a successful three-year tenancy. We are told that the salon, which collected various accolades and press mentions, will saddle up at the end of the month. Meaning, later today. Reason given for the departure is the need for more space. As such, Adel is relocating to […]

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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian’s embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley’s, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According […]

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The John Lamb Restaurant Jumps from Essex Street to Unfinished Orchard Street Hotel

Posted March 26, 2015 at 5:17 am

The boutique hotel at 119 Orchard Street is still hobbling to the finish line after nearly five years of demolition and stop-start construction. We’ve had an unencumbered view of the facade for many moons, but it’s still an active project site. Now there is some progress to report regarding the ground level commercial unit, which […]

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Overbuilt and Underwhelming ‘Orchard Street Hotel’ Announced in Hell Square

Posted March 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

A great Gatsby this hotel is not. Rather, 163 Orchard is yet another Lower East Side lodge ruining Hell Square. And now it carries a new name. No longer evoking the fictional character of F. Scott Fitzgerald, the establishment is hereafter known as the Orchard Street Hotel. Pretty clever, huh. The branding was installed above […]

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Wassail Cider Bar Debuts on Orchard Street Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

Wassail debuts in Hell Square today after seven months of prep work. And it’s a milestone of some sort. Indeed, the cider-centric bar at 162 Orchard Street doesn’t want you to forget that it’s the only such dedicated destination in New York City. The beverage list boasts an international variety of 80-100 different ciders served […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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