Orchard Street


Russ & Daughters Cafe is Now Open on Tuesdays

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seven months after debuting at 127 Orchard Street, the nascent Russ & Daughters Cafe is expanding its hours. A sign on the front (royal blue) vestibule announces that the establishment is now open on Tuesdays. However, the added day of business comes at the expense of a later opening on weekdays; 10am, two hours later than […]

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Batchilly Fashions on Orchard St., April 2009

Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street Raises Asking Price Again, This Time to $21M

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 9:40 am

The Blue Moon Hotel is a lesson in real estate pricing. Know the value of the property before asking for the farm. In this case, the boutique hotel at 100 Orchard Street has been on the chopping block countless times in the last decade (the first listing was in 2005 for $20 million) for a […]

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Kirkstraat Jewelers Takes the Torch from Misin Shin at 122 Orchard Street

Posted December 10, 2014 at 5:36 am

The Misin Shin hair salon at 122 Orchard opened three years ago, and seemed fairly popular from the get-go. It was a self-described “relaxed salon” toting the unsurprising fashionista pricing. But it proved incapable of surviving the cutthroat real estate atmosphere in Hell Square, and closed two months ago. Almost immediately, we started to see listings (since deleted) for the […]

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‘Forever’ Continues Its Lower East Side Takeover Today

Posted December 8, 2014 at 10:18 am

Of all the shows that utilize the Lower East Side as backdrop – whether for past or present – it definitely seems as though Forever is one of the more intrusive productions. Ever since last summer, the ABC period piece continually invades the neighborhood to capture scenes. Most shoots are headquartered near the faux shop, Abe’s […]

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163 Orchard ‘Gatsby’ Hotel Sheds Plywood for the First Time in 6 Years

Posted December 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

At the September SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3, hotel newcomer Nico Moinian delivered news that he hoped to open the so-called “Gatsby” hotel at 163 Orchard Street by the end of November. Not the case, but it’ll likely happen in the not-so-distant future. Plywood, sidewalk bridge, and other construction materials were altogether removed from the […]

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East Coast MMA Opening ‘Fight Shop’ at 131 Orchard Street

Posted December 8, 2014 at 5:00 am

The half of 131 Orchard initially earmarked for Black Tree expansion has taken a different commercial course entirely. Back to retail for the former leather vendor M.S. Fashions. This south store was under the knife these last few months, shielded by a tattered sidewalk shed sheathed in graffiti and DOB permits. Coincidentally, construction concluded last […]

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Black Tree Nixes Expansion Into Adjacent Space; Principals Eye 122 Orchard Street

Last modified December 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

Serving Orchard Street for a year and a half, Brooklyn-based Black Tree was thought to be on the offensive. Having already secured proper blessings from Community Board 3, the low key “farm-to-table” sandwich shop was poised to annex the adjacent store and with full liquor. But landlord greed was reportedly the proverbial monkey wrench in […]

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Causey Contemporary Replaces the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery on Lower Orchard Street

Posted December 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

More churn to report down in the Orchard Street gallery district… The Stephan Stoyanov Gallery closed its showroom at 29 Orchard this past June without much warning to the neighborhood. We were told at the time that the eponymous owner – on the block since 2009 – had been struggling to stay afloat. Especially in light […]

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Eclair Bakery Les Jardins de la Duchesse Opens on Orchard Street Today

Posted December 1, 2014 at 6:06 am

Those toting a sweet tooth and an adventurous palette, take note. Les Jardins de la Duchesse is ready to open up your wallet and take the money. The specialized bakery – located at 138 Orchard Street – began service this morning after a six-month build-out, and promises to “awaken the senses” with its menu of […]

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