Orchard Street


Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street Transforms its Lobby to Public Cafe and Juice Bar

Last modified March 16, 2016 at 9:41 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street is seemingly doing anything it can to elevate awareness and stay relevant. Nothing new really. This time around, the 22-room boutique lodge is tapping the recent juice craze to bring people in. The lobby level is no longer relegated to check-in services and continental breakfast for guests. Coming […]

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You Can Now Explore all the LPC-Designated Landmarks Across NYC

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:10 am

Calling cartography nerds… The Landmarks Preservation Commission just unveiled a new interactive map tool to the masses. This new technology is years behind the curve, yet useful nonetheless. The map plots the hundreds of city-certified landmarks across the Five Boroughs, including overlays for any whole districts preserved. In a nutshell, what this map illustrates for […]

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Former Lost Weekend Coffee Spot on Orchard Street Now Asking $9K Rent

Posted March 9, 2016 at 5:14 am

​It’s a somber sight at 45 Orchard Street, the former home of Lost Weekend, the local surf-style coffee shop. Brown butcher paper was removed from the windows, branding scraped, and tombstone leasing sign placed front-and-center. With Lost Weekend gone, the commercial rent was jacked. The 750 square-foot space is now on the market – via […]

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Scarr’s Pizza: Bad Old Days, Good Old Pizza

Posted February 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

This is a devotional to pizza never before successfully sung When I walked into Scarr’s Pizza, I wanted to yell “Do You Even Pizza?” like the millennial that appear to be. The space identically mirrors every single slice moment of my childhood growing up in the Tri-State Area. The taste blows all pizza in a […]

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Hanksy Proves that Trump Can’t Tell the Difference Between Poop and Potatoes [VIDEO]

Posted February 26, 2016 at 5:19 am

You say potato, I say poop. Last week, street artist Hanksy hit the road to join the circus in South Carolina. Also known as the Republican primary. Purpose of this so-called “Dump Across America” trip was to sway public opinion against celebrity presidential candidate, Donald Trump. Hanksy and a gaggle of “bowel movement” loyalists – nicknamed the […]

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The 1975 Synth-Pop Band Hosting Record Release Pop-Up on Orchard Street Tomorrow

Last modified February 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The tight-trousered synth pop outfit – The 1975 – will descend upon the Lower East Side tomorrow. In a stunt to celebrate the release of their sophomore record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, the Manchester, UK gang is hosting a dedicated pop-up shop on Orchard Street. […]

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Branding for Lower East Side Partnership

Report: Think Twice Before Supporting Business Improvement Districts

Posted February 25, 2016 at 5:17 am

Yes, it’s time to think twice before supporting the local business improvement district. Max Rivlin-Nadler over at the New Republic pens a compelling piece about how these organized groups of local stakeholders – such as the Lower East Side Partnership (nee BID) – are actually toxic to the neighborhood they purportedly serve. In the end, […]

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Leather Gallery NY Disappears as Battered Upper Orchard Street Becomes Super Luxury

Posted February 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

​The window lettering at 190 Orchard Street first announced its closure back in December. “Closing this location, everything must go,” it read. However, the Leather Gallery NY nevertheless limped along until finally closing its doors for good this month. No fanfare, no letters to the community, just another vacant storefront on a block besieged by […]

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Hotel Indigo light show, December 2015

Rumor: Hotel Indigo Flinches, Plans to Ditch ‘Mr. Purple’ Name and Concept for Rooftop Bar

Posted February 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

Word on the street is that the Hotel Indigo recently caved to community pressure and will change the name of its rooftop hang, Mr. Purple. The Gerber Group – the company assigned to handle food and beverage at the newcomer lodge – is expected to swap the name and menu in the coming weeks. Which […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant, January 2014

Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Returns to the LES Next Month

Posted February 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Brooklyn is so last February. So, after a year in exile, the wildly popular Mr. Lower East Side Pageant is returning to its namesake neighborhood. This year’s penis-fest – the seventeenth annual installment – will be held next month at the Slipper Room on Orchard Street. With its regular schedule of burlesque programming, this venue choice is a […]

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