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NYPD Horse Shit in Hell Square Keeps Piling Up

Posted April 28, 2015 at 5:14 am

Shit outta luck. The past four years, residents of Hell Square (and one block below Delancey) have been categorically dumped on. Quite literally. The mounds of manure from the weekend horse patrols are relentless. It’s a near 100% guarantee that the neighborhood will wake up Saturday and Sunday mornings to a heaping pile. That’s in addition […]

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Ben Shaoul KO’s that 6-Story Condo Project Planned for 194 Orchard Street

Posted April 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the last two years, 194 Orchard Street was to have a met a similar fate as its corner neighbors. Owner Hesky Haim (Sky High Group) was planning to demolish the single-level commercial building to insert his own six-story phallus into this battered nether region of the Lower East Side. The necessary plans and permits […]

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Insomnia Cookies Opens its Orchard Street Dispensary Today

Posted April 27, 2015 at 5:18 am

Late night munchies options in Hell Square have just taken a turn for the sweet. Starting today, Insomnia Cookies will serve baked goods from 164 Orchard Street, previously home to Snack Dragon Taco Shack. The Lower East Side shop appears to allow over-the-counter walk-ins, but the company’s real bread and butter is the delivery service until 3am. […]

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Ben Shaoul’s 10-Story Condo Project Installs Demolition Scaffolding at Orchard and East Houston

Posted April 27, 2015 at 5:03 am

It’s fuckin’ happening. Over the weekend, a crew of contractors erected the requisite ironwork at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets, the precursor to demolition. The extent of carnage – and, frankly, size of the development parcel – is now perfectly drawn out. Indeed, the new sidewalk bridge sorta acts as a pseudo […]

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The Tenement Museum is Crowdfunding to Help Preserve 97 Orchard Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Apparently the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in desperate need of care. The institution is deteriorating from the inside out, and requires a boatload of cash to keep the facility in workable shape. So, the museum is currently in crowdfund mode, soliciting funding to help preserve its prized mid-block building at 97 Orchard Street. […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Showroom ‘Sire Home’ is Opening at 149 Orchard Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

It’s a real estate trend endemic of New York City these days. Landlords sit on retail vacancies for months, sometimes years, before filling the ranks. Some call it warehousing, and it’s hurting the neighborhood. Just walk down Orchard Street. One of said warehoused stores, a Misrahi-managed property, is now replaced. Any Old Iron fled 149 Orchard […]

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The Sixth Ward’s Liquor License was Terminated by the SLA Yesterday 

Last modified April 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hell Square just lost one of its more notorious offenders. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the State Liquor Authority yesterday afternoon dropped the hammer on the eight-year-old Sixth Ward at 191 Orchard Street. The judgment capped legal proceedings that began in November. Shortly after 7pm last night, the Sixth Ward posted these misleading signs in the windows […]

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Ben Shaoul Paid $75M for the Bereket Development Site at Orchard and East Houston [UPDATED]

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 2:44 pm

A year and a half later, Ben Shaoul finally closed on the deal to acquire the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston. We’ve known all along that the notorious Sledgehammer was developing the corner plot, but now it’s official. The Real Deal picks up our story scraps and reports that Shaoul, along with Real […]

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Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

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Insomnia Cookies to Replace Snack Dragon on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s cookies for Hell Square. What was previously Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street – out of commission for months – will soon serve late-night munchies of another sort. Baked desserts for those with the sweet tooth. That’s right. The requisite gut renovation and interior build-out began a couple weeks ago just as the […]

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