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Doomed Ochado Ramen Space on Orchard Street Asking $12K Rent

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

The former home of Ochado Ramen on Orchard Street just hit the open market, evidenced by a bevy of signage in real life and real estate listings online. It’s clear the exhorbitant rent contributed to their demise, at least partially. Ochado spent a rocky year at 76 Orchard Street. The ramen counter was pretty much […]

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It’ll Cost North of $1M to Own a Place Inside Ben Shaoul’s Bereket-Killing Condo

Posted December 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

Ben Shaoul’s new ten-story development at the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets – which killed off a slew of small businesses (including Bereket) – is still a mud pit fifteen feet below the road bed. Backhoes and other big machinery are busy with earth moving and drilling activities. So, while the reimagined 196 […]

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Dudley’s Deli Debuts on Orchard Street with Takeaway Service

Posted December 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

​After five months of gut work and remodeling, Dudley’s finally lifted the brown paper veil last week on its adjacent “deli” space at 87 Orchard Street. The shared wall was broken down to connect the two stores, the former being the onetime home of Guss’ Pickles (and later, Maraya Cigars). This added real estate – […]

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Hotel Indigo Turns Hell Square into Times Square with New Nighttime Light Show

Posted December 10, 2015 at 5:12 am

In which the Orchard Hell Building takes another turn toward the crazy. Thanks to the Hotel Indigo occupant within, Hell Square has imparted a negative characteristic of Times Square onto the residential neighborhood. Further solidifying its sense of self, you know, just in case you didn’t realize the towering 23-story building was there. Its north-facing exposure […]

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Leather Gallery NY Quits Orchard Street After More than a Decade

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:19 am

The last leather vendor on upper Orchard Street is closing its doors. Another victim of endless real estate speculation and resultant construction. Leather Gallery NY nearly outlasted a decade of decimation on the block, but couldn’t turn the tide of gentrification. Not even a downsized location – admittedly a stopgap measure – could save ’em. […]

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Artist Adam Todd Brings ‘F#*king Art’ to New Gallery Space at 51 Orchard Street

Posted December 7, 2015 at 5:16 am

​The Orchard Street gallery district just colonized another store. One that had been part of the fading supply chain near Grand Street. 51 Orchard is now available as a white-box space for temporary tenancy after a month-long transformation to showroom. Perpetual pop-ups. It’s currently advertised via Storefront. Inaugural exhibitor is Australian street artist Adam Todd, whose […]

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Tictail E-Commerce Startup is Hosting Another Holiday Pop-Up Shop at 90 Orchard Street

Posted December 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

​Looks like Tictail is returning to Orchard Street this holiday season. For the the second consecutive year, the e-commerce company will install a pop-up presence in the former Earnest Sewn boutique at the corner of Broome Street. Emerging designers from around the world will again be featured here at 90 Orchard Street, with particular focus […]

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Chinatown Soup Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Launch ‘Community Focused Cafe’ with Junie Dish

Posted December 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the second year running, the “communion of creatives” behind Chinatown Soup are panhandling online with the hope of expanding their vision. This year, the goal for the Lower East Side establishment is more ambitious. Chinatown Soup launched at 16 Orchard Street around this time last year, having taken the torch from the contractor Great […]

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Under Fire, Gerber Group Responds to Criticism over ‘Mr. Purple’ in the Hotel Indigo [UPDATED]

Last modified December 3, 2015 at 1:34 pm

​Under fire for naming its trendy rooftop hang after the late Adam Purple (aka David Wilkie), Gerber Group is certainly on a defensive footing at the Hotel Indigo. And it only just opened. Pretty much everyone in the community is calling them out on Mr. Purple. So much so, that it requires an official response […]

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Andy Warhol, Woody Allen, and Ninja Turtles Get Invader Mosaics on the Lower East Side

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:10 am

​Invader wasn’t done with the Lower East Side, after all. The French-based street artist embedded at least four more 8-bit mosaics of interest around the neighborhood the last few days. Andy Warhol received the video game treatment with a piece on the south-facing exterior of the Standard East hotel. Aged, with tufts of white hair. […]

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