Orchard Street


‘Heritage Hair’ Takes Over from Adele Atelier at 96 Orchard Street

Posted July 24, 2015 at 9:25 am

At 96 Orchard Street, one salon begets another… The first floor landing of 96 Orchard Street is no stranger to hair salons. In the last decade, no less than three chop shops have called this retail nook home. The most high profile was probably Fringe, which moved downstairs and around the corner to Broome Street […]

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Former Sixth Ward on Orchard Street is Leasing, Illegal Backyard Promised

Last modified July 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

It was only a matter of time. Three months after its free-fall to failure, the dormant Sixth Ward space at 191 Orchard Street is now for rent. During the interim period, its furnishings were auctioned to the highest bidders and the premises relieved of the remainders. Now, a sucker is sought for the problematic storefront. […]

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ME x Clint Mario Delancey, October 2014

ME x Clint at Krause Gallery Tonight for One Night Only

Posted July 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

You’re no doubt familiar with the street furniture hacks around downtown. Those cheeky, fake movie posters and various puns are attributed to ME, but featuring the face of Clint Mario. Now the successful collaboration of ME and Clint Mario is headed indoors to a more “sanctioned” environment. The Krause Gallery at 149 Orchard Street will […]

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Dudley’s on Orchard Street is Expanding Next Door with Take-Away Window Service

Posted July 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

The old Guss’ Pickles hovel at 87 Orchard Street will return to food use after a half-decade foray into tobacco peddling. You’ll recall that Maraya Cigars quietly faded from the block three months ago without much in the way of announcements to fans. Few seemed to mourn the indie business, though. Now the tiny space is […]

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Ochado Ramen on Orchard Street Closes for the 2nd Time in a Year

Posted July 10, 2015 at 5:00 am

Ramen newcomer Ochado at 76 Orchard Street is seemingly on the outs. Yet again. The noodle joint hasn’t been open in two months. The lights are on, but nobody’s home. It’s the second time inside a year that the restaurant closed with little warning, and for an extended hiatus. Ochado took to Twitter in mid-May […]

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Brian Wood Skate Style Boutique Opens on Orchard Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:18 am

“We are devious,” a sign in the window of 147 Orchard Street proclaimed for the last couple weeks. The reason – a new “rebellious alternative” boutique has arrived. Fashion Designer Brian Wood opened a boutique just before the holiday. The so-called Woodshop now is in session. Here you can purchase BWOOD-brand skate styles. And its […]

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Tie for Thai: Lovely Day Rumored to Open New Spot on Orchard Street

Posted July 6, 2015 at 9:25 am

If Lovely Day gets its way, will it be one? We are hearing some chatter of late that the decade-old Lovely Day cafe on Elizabeth Street has grand plans for the Lower East Side. In particular, sources say that the eclectic, yet popular Thai cafe hopes to open a location at 14 Orchard, currently home to […]

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Beloved Bereket Beheaded by Ben Shaoul Ahead of 10-Story Condo Development

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Demolition is in full swing at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets, where the “Sledgehammer” himself, Ben Shaoul, is to deposit ten stories of luxury condo living. Victimized in this conversion from low- to high-rise were nearly a dozen stand-alone businesses, including a personal favorite. Bereket. Now, exactly one year after serving its last lentil […]

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‘Tribeca Kitchen’ Brings ‘Superfood Ice Cream’ to Orchard Street

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

For Pablo’s Birthday, ice cream (and sorbet) is in the back room. Literally. Tribeca Kitchen – a relatively new health conscious dessert joint – just debuted behind the Orchard Street gallery (with entrance at 88 Allen). In fact, they consider themselves the “First Superfood Ice Cream Shop in New York.” Superfood meaning those natural foods […]

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Sheldon Silver's puppet show, Photo: Art Y.R. Minor

It’s Time to End Sheldon Silver’s Reign of Shame, Part I [OP-ED]

Posted June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

With his power gutted in Albany, ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has returned home. He is popping up everywhere on the Lower East Side these days, from Lunar New Year celebrations to award ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. These high-profile maneuvers are a calculated effort to whitewash his recent indictment on federal corruption charges in order to […]

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