Orchard Street


DOH Shutters Cheeky Sandwiches on Orchard Street, But Promises to Reopen

Last modified June 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Local favorite Cheeky Sandwiches is currently closed. Apparently the Department of Health paid a visit to the cafe yesterday afternoon and wasn’t too happy. If you stop by 35 Orchard Street, an ambiguous announcement apologizes for the inconvenience and promises to “see you soon.” Even though the DOH database shows no reference to this action, owner […]

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Any Old Iron is vacant

Fashion Flight: Any Old Iron Moves to Nashville, Synchronicity to Williamsburg

Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

So-called “fashion flight” continues to plague Hell Square. Two more threads shops just called it quits on the pock-marked stretch just below Houston. Blame that effin Orchard Hell Building (nay, Hotel Indigo) for the boutique woes here. Within the last couple weeks, seemingly in one fell swoop, the neighborhood lost both Any Old Iron and Synchronicity. […]

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The NYPD Installs New Trailer Spotlight Outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

When it comes to over-saturated Lower East Side nightlife, usually Hell Square hogs headlines. After all, the tiny micro-hood has more bars in three blocks than in most residential areas of the city (i.e. 62 liquor licenses). So it came as a surprise to see the same crowd-control tactics south of Delancey. Like, way south. […]

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Ochado Ramen Opens for Service on Orchard Street

Posted June 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

It took a couple months, but that new ramen joint we first told you about in March is now ready to serve at 76 Orchard Street. Ochado Ramen, as it’s called, opened to the public late last week. Ochado is your standard issue Japanese ramen joint. Price points, however, skew toward expensive, with five different […]

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Photo: Lori Greenberg

DayLife and Its Astroturf Return to Orchard Street on Sunday

Posted May 30, 2014 at 11:02 am

With the Orchard Street pedestrian mall basically dead, DayLife will again continue its quest to revive the Sunday mall trend. Albeit in a more “suburban” manner. The periodic event – organized by the Lower East Side BID – is set to return for a third season this Sunday, June 1. As with previous summers, DayLife […]

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Garrett Wasserman Paints ‘People’ Profiles Across the Lower East Side (and on Leadbelly)

Posted May 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Los Angeles-based artist Garrett Wasserman is fairly prolific on the streets of the Lower East Side these days. You’ve probably encountered his work painted on plywood enclosures at the various project sites around the ‘hood. Much of Wasserman’s output focuses on portraits of diversity, usually signed with the tag “Heart People.” This is his bio: […]

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photo via Melissa Hom

Lady of Grand’s Pick: Fung Tu’s Fish for Two

Posted May 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

Rocking all 3 of my requirements (great food, ambience, and service) for a neighborhood restaurant, Fung Tu is on my list of regular spots.  The gorgeous interior design by MyPhuong Chung is a geometric wonderland.  Service is always superb, and while I usually sit at the bar, there are nice booths for a cozier retreat. […]

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Report: Sheila’s Decorating on Orchard Street is Closing at the End of the Month

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 9:45 am

It’s not a great time for the old guard of Orchard Street retailers. Another of the endangered neighborhood longtimers is reportedly calling it quits at the end of this month. In other words, just a couple days. Sources tell us that, come June, Sheila’s Decorating at 68 Orchard will no longer be in business. We hear […]

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The Orchard Hell Building (aka ‘Indigo LES’) Will Have a 13th Floor Pool Bar and Exploit Lee Quinones

Last modified May 28, 2014 at 9:15 am

The notorious Orchard Hell Building, soon to be rechristened “Indigo LES,” is described thusly by its architect, the Stephen B. Jacobs Group: “The proportions and materials of the brick base of the building respond to the existing context, while the contemporary metal-clad and glass tower above is a beacon in this rapidly changing neighborhood.” More […]

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‘Phresh Produce’ Streetwear Shop Pops Up at 27 Orchard Street

Posted May 27, 2014 at 6:02 am

You can now pick up phat phasions at Phresh Produce (see what we did there?). The pop-up boutique just moved into 27 Orchard Street for a week-long extravaganza, having launched Friday evening with the requisite bash. Racks are stocked with product from a plethora of upstart designers and artists in the world of street. Lots of […]

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