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Tenement Museum Officially Kicks off Expansion Project with Crowdfunding Campaign

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:11 am

After two months of interior gutting and a flashy new website to boot, the Tenement Museum “officially” broke ground on its newest exhibition at 103 Orchard Street. The announcement happened yesterday with much fanfare – a morning press conference including all the requisite local politicians and press in tow. As previously reported – here and […]

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‘The Storefront Project’ Gallery Takes Over from Sasha Wolf on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:08 am

Barely a month after the Sasha Wolf gallery faded from the Orchard Street gallery scene, another has taken up residence. The replacement opened its doors at the end of August, and is called simply, The Storefront Project. The second installation here at 70 Orchard Street is by Lady Millard, whose cursive red tag, an homage […]

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Put this in Your Pipe: Weedmaps Marijuana Service Opening Storefront Office on Orchard Street

Posted September 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

Put this in your pipe and smoke it – marijuana info service Weedmaps is on its way to the Lower East Side. The company has been building out 150 Orchard Street since late August, and the bud of that labor is now visible. Branded canopy arrived this week. We’re told this is to be storefront […]

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Bing Kitchen Reopens on Orchard Street After Flooding Incident

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lower East Side newcomer, Bing Kitchen, is back in business after flooding sidelined the business two weeks ago. The Jianbing outpost reportedly sustained water damage due to “flooding from the top floors.” They reopened on Orchard Street last Monday. Bing Kitchen officially bowed at 71 Orchard Street in early June, having replaced The Cast after the rocker […]

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MooShoes Returns with New Orchard Street Shop and Vegan Grocery

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:00 am

As promised, the nine-year-old vegan footwear shop, MooShoes, returned to the fray yesterday afternoon. The souped-up reboot is unrecognizable from its former setup. “We’ve got a new look but we’re the same on the inside,” reads the triumphant Instagram post. It’s more than that, though. The new version of cruelty-free MooShoes was carved from 78 […]

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Controversial ‘John Lamb’ Nightspot Opens Wednesday at the Sago Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted September 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

After more than two years in the works, restaurateur Joseph Valentine is finally ready to unveil the John Lamb. The establishment opens Wednesday inside the nascent Sago Hotel at 119 Orchard Street, according to a worker onsite. The sub-grade dining area has been in full view the last couple weeks. The John Lamb has been pretty […]

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On its 4th Anniversary, The Leadbelly Becomes ‘Bar Belly’

Posted September 8, 2016 at 5:11 am

Back in July, The Leadbelly on Orchard Street dropped the lead from its name. (This happened right around the time the premises was burglarized.) The four-year-old club is now hereafter known as simply, Bar Belly. Branding was likewise etched onto the front window of the establishment. The name change, however, is not yet reflected on […]

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Street Artist Duo Sheryo & Yok Stop Impart Mural onto Fung Tu

Posted September 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Three-year-old Chinese-American restaurant, Fung Tu, recently tapped the street artist duo Sheryo & Yok to spray paint the premises for some added crab-themed flare. This front-of-house mural is the result. Fung Tu (meaning, “hometown flavor”) is throwing a shindig tonight at 22 Orchard Street to celebrate the new artwork. Stop by between 5pm and 7pm, if […]

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Black Tree Closes Orchard Street Sandwich Shop Until December Reboot

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:09 am

Black Tree served its last sandwiches on the Lower East Side this past Saturday. The three-year-old restaurant closed down after an eleventh-hour extension through the weekend, all in anticipation of a wintertime reboot at 131 Orchard Street. “We know we’re going to break some hearts by not serving our popular rotating farm-to-table dishes after this […]

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Jianbing Newcomer ‘Bing Kitchen’ on Orchard Street Sidelined Due to ‘Water Damage’

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:17 am

Bing Kitchen is off to a rocky start on Orchard Street. The snack shop newcomer, which specializes in the Chinese street-cart staple “Jianbing,” has been closed for the last week due to ambiguous “water damage” on-premise. That much is made clear via handwritten sign on the front door. While the “tomorrow” timeline was crossed out, ownership […]

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