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‘Queens Kickshaw’ Crew Eyeing Todd’s Mill Spot for New Vegetarian Restaurant

Posted August 6, 2014 at 6:03 am

Matthew Suchomski’s restuarant, Todd’s Mill, shuttered in early June after two years at 162 Orchard Street. The business was quickly put up for sale, despite a Twitter promise to reopen after fixing some alleged “plumbing issues” onsite. Security gates remain shuttered and the branding is still dangling from the facade. But that’ll probably change pretty […]

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First Look: ‘The Knick’ Takes an Authentic Approach Toward Turn-of-the-Century Life

Posted August 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

Cinemax granted us access to a pre-screening of The Knick which premieres Friday, August 8 at 10pm. The press kit containing the screener came complete with our very own collector’s medicine box. Welcome to the circus, it says. First, a quick description from The Knick’s website: Set in downtown New York in 1900, ‘The Knick’ […]

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First Impressions of the Second Coming of Max Fish on Orchard Street

Posted August 4, 2014 at 6:07 am

This past weekend was the inauguration of the Max Fish reboot at 120 Orchard Street. Friday night was the obligatory soft-open, followed by an official launch the next day. As it stands, only the ground floor is ready for revelers; the basement space is forthcoming. We stopped by for a drink and a photo. The […]

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The DOT Finally Fixes the Sinking Sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey

Posted July 30, 2014 at 9:24 am

Looks like our public shaming had something of an effect. The Department of Transportation addressed, and fixed, the caving sidewalk at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey. This spot had been sinking for well over six months. Boogie reader @benofonte snapped the above photo, which shows the asphalt band-aid.

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Two Hell Square Tailors Fold

Last modified July 31, 2014 at 7:54 am

The war zone of endless construction and proliferating nightlife within Hell Square has taken its toll on two mom-and-pop businesses. Both being tailor shops. Express Tailor at 143 Orchard Street quietly shuttered within the last couple weeks. The shop was somewhat of a newcomer, having arrived here sometime in 2010. Almost its entire life was […]

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Sinking Sidewalk on Orchard Street a Continual Threat; This is How the City Reacts

Posted July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

How deep must this corner pit sink before the city starts paying attention? For months, the sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey has been gradually dipping below street level. Torrential downpours and excessive heat certainly exacerbate the situation. Our last depth measurement came in at five inches, and by all accounts, a liability waiting to collect. […]

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The Max Fish Cigarette Makes a Comeback, But Not in the Way You Think

Posted July 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

The iconic Max Fish marquee cigarette is most certainly making a comeback, as previously reported. But probably not in the way you think. In the Orchard Street reboot, the illuminated ornament now resides on the wall beside the entrance. With some glittery accompaniment. Placing the twenty-five-year-old piece indoors makes sense, though. Max Fish owner Ulli Rimkus […]

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At the Pink Building on Orchard Street, It’s a Mass Exodus Ahead of Retail Upscaling

Last modified July 28, 2014 at 9:17 am

You wouldn’t have realized it during the filming sesh for Trainwreck last week, but there’s a seismic shift happening at the iconic Pink Building. 321 Grand Street sold last summer for an unwieldy $27 million. Waterbridge Capital is the lucky owner, and now a year after its purchase, we’re starting to see the fallout. Plenty of changes, […]

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RevJen’s Troll Museum is in Trouble; Here’s How You Can Help

Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:22 am

Lower East Side fixture RevJen – minister of the local avante garde – is struggling to preserve her unique attraction. The beloved Troll Museum inside 122 Orchard Street is threatened vis-a-vis her living situation. Since being fired from the Tenement Museum bookstore last year, RevJen has reportedly struggled to make ends meet. “Encroaching gentrification and […]

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Cheeky Sandwiches Returns with Takeout and Delivery Service

Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:21 am

Cheeky Sandwiches returned this week after a Department of Health-mandated closure. The city agency shuttered the beloved lunch spot in mid-June, after which owner Din Yates decided to remodel the premises. Plans reportedly include opening the basement space for additional patron seating. Renovations are not yet complete, though. So, in the meantime, Cheeky Sandwiches is […]

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