Orchard Street

Danny the Steward of Orchard Street Faces Eviction, Pleads for Help

Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

While Nathan might be the mayor of upper Orchard Street, south of the Delancey divide, that title belongs to a bearded man named Danny Coffey. You’ve definitely crossed paths with him, forever patrolling the block between Grand and Broome Streets, often whistling loudly to himself. Danny is now in a tough spot and seeks community […]

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Extra Butter LES Opens Temporary Store While Renovating its Orchard Street HQ

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:06 am

Extra Butter, the four-year-old Lower East Side sneaker shop, is currently in a transition phase. Its headquarters is now under the knife for a series of store renovations. During this build-out period, though, the movie-themed streetwear brand already secured a Plan B. Last week, ownership moved into the smaller space next door at 125 Orchard […]

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‘A Casa Fox,’ One of the Only Nicaraguan Restaurants in NYC, Closes After 9 Years on Orchard Street

Posted July 12, 2017 at 5:09 am

Hell Square longtimer, A Casa Fox, recently “lost the battle” and is no longer in business. The Nicaraguan eatery – a rarity in New York City these days – shuttered a couple weeks ago after more than nine years on Orchard Street. It appears that escalating rents and the “changing tides of the neighborhood” were the […]

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‘Analgoue’ Team Proposes ‘Greyhound’ Cocktail Bar on Orchard Street

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:00 am

The duo behind West Village hotspot Analogue is headed to Hell Square. Jared Gordon and Jesse Wilson are on the Community Board 3 docket this month to impart a new bar on Orchard Street. Where Black Tree/Raw Material previously held court. According to application materials filed with CB3, Greyhound will be a cocktail bar that also […]

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This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction. In the meantime, fans visiting the new weeklong exhibit at 149 Orchard can enjoy 29 paintings […]

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‘Regina’s Grocery’ Officially Opens on Orchard Street Today

Posted July 7, 2017 at 5:12 am

Regina’s Grocery, the Italian deli counter that debuted last month, officially opens to the public today. The 450 square-foot establishment at 27 Orchard Street had been in soft-launch mode until now. The Orchard Street newcomer is a marked departure from the storefront pedigree here. Past commercial tenants included both a vintage boutique and gallery. Regina’s […]

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‘No Fun’ Principal Eyes Troubled Wassail Cider Bar Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two-year-old Wassail cider bar on Orchard Street has been trying to sell itself for several months. All past attempts to unload the assets proved futile, though, including Allain Allegretti’s pitch to convert it to Frenchie’s Fish Bar. Now, a bar owner from around the corner is interested in taking over. Application materials submitted to Community Board […]

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Former LES American Apparel Becomes Equinox Showroom for Ben Shaoul Condos

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:04 am

The former American Apparel on Orchard Street (at East Houston) has been sitting vacant, and well lit, for almost two years. It closed down in October 2015 after more than a decade in business; a watershed moment for Lower East Side gentrification trends. Several brokerage houses tried to secure a commercial tenant for the warehoused locale […]

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The ‘Contra’ Guys are Opening a Liquor Store in the old Reed Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 5, 2017 at 5:00 am

It sure took long enough, but the former Reed Space, which closed back in in September 2016, is now rented. Look no further than just across Orchard Street. Indeed, the principals behind Contra and Wildair – Fabian Von Hause and Jeremiah Stone – recently inked a lease at 151 Orchard (aka 156 Allen), and will be opening […]

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Local Band Responds to Arrest and Taser Incident at Orchard Street Block Party

Last modified June 23, 2017 at 8:35 am

By now you’ve probably seen the footage of cops arresting two musicians during a performance on Orchard Street Thursday evening. It was an event organized by The Cast as part of the “Make Music New York” program. During one of the evening sets, patrolling police from the 7th Precinct stopped by – apparently there was […]

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