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Mayhem on Orchard Street Friday Night After Chinatown Soup Party with Rapper Theophilus London Shut Down

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Friday evening saw some mayhem on lower Orchard Street, just north of Canal Street. Indeed, it was an abbreviated scene reminiscent of Kanye West teasing his Webster Hall late show a couple weeks ago, albeit on a much smaller scale. At around 11pm that night, we received the following note from a Boogie reader – […]

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‘Galerie Perrotin’ Announces Massive 5-Level Gallery at Beckenstein Building on Orchard Street

Posted June 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

It looks like that controversial bait-and-switch proposed for the Beckenstein Building (b. 1902) – Orchard Street Social – hit a dead end. Word came down the pike yesterday afternoon that the three-year-old Galerie Perrotin is moving to the Lower East Side (“the city’s most dynamic arts neighborhood”) from the Upper East Side. The Paris-based Galerie Perrotin […]

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VapeYa is Smoked Out of Hell Square After 8 Months on Orchard Street

Posted June 10, 2016 at 5:12 am

This latest dispatch should come as no surprise. With vape culture reaching a saturation point, dedicated lounges and stores are popping up everywhere. However, the good times apparently didn’t carry through for the vape shop at 166 Orchard Street – VapeYa. The hangout – complete with bar-like setup – called it quits earlier this week […]

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The 155 Project Gallery on Orchard Street was Sidelined by Flood this Week

Posted June 9, 2016 at 5:17 am

The 155 Project gallery on Orchard Street is sidelined indefinitely, thanks to a flood in the building last weekend. Apparently a water main break on Saturday morning is to blame, thought to be a “pipe cap” that rusted out. The namesake showroom at 155 Orchard reportedly sustained heavy damage to the ceiling, walls, and floor. So, […]

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Jianbing Makes Way to LES with Bing Kitchen, Opening Next Week on Orchard Street

Last modified June 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

To all the lovers of Jianbing out there, you’re in luck. The Bing Kitchen plans on opening its flagship Chinese snack shop at 71 Orchard Street Next Tuesday. Store build-out has been ongoing since mid-April. Here’s a quick look around the premises. Jianbing is Chinese street fare that sorta resembles crepes. Apparently, such stands are […]

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‘Gohan’ Named as Mystery Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

While Alexander Olch focuses on the inauguration of his two-screen movie house – the Metrograph – his former boutique space is under the knife. As it’s been for several months running. The Department of Buildings recently approved permits for the renovation of 14A Orchard Street into a new use. That of an eating and drinking […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Condo Complex Begins 10-Story Ascent

Posted June 6, 2016 at 5:13 am

With sledgehammer shelved, so to speak, the erector set is on its way to assembly. No more pit status for the 196 Orchard project site. The first few major building blocks are firmly in place at the forthcoming ten-story condo compound from controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. For the last several days, upper Orchard Street has […]

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Rev Jen Revives LES ‘Anti-Slam’ Open Mic Event this Sunday

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:19 am

More than twenty years running, the zany “Anti-Slam” open mic event returns to the Lower East Side this weekend. It had been on an extended hiatus. Its organizer, the quirky Rev Jen, announced the news in an email to followers this week. The event will take place Sunday evening at Lucky Jack’s on Orchard Street […]

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More About that 3-Level Equinox Gym Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Development

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s old news that hated developer-landlord Ben Shaoul attracted Equinox gym to his new ten-story condo project beside Katz’s Deli. But it’s not yet a done deal. More red tape. The city, vis-a-vis the Board of Standards and Appeals, must first approve a special permit to operate a “physical culture establishment” under current zoning restrictions […]

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Bloodbath in the Bargain District: 3 More Discount Vendors on Orchard Street Bow Out

Last modified July 29, 2016 at 8:45 am

It’s a bloodbath in the former “Bargain District.” Three old school apparel vendors are on the way out. All in quick succession. The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo ended earlier this month. But the closure is actually a year in the making. The store closing signs first appeared at 130 Orchard Street around this time last […]

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