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Rob Shamlian Closes Tiny Fork, Plans ‘Biscuits and Bourbon’

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:00 am

Nightlife maven Rob Shamlian closed the controversial Tiny Fork on Tuesday. Newspaper clippings are now taped to the windows of 167 Orchard Street, and the gaudy Vegas-style lights are switched off. Sources tell us that Shamlian decided to pull the plug on Tiny Fork because the seafood concept was hemorrhaging money. He hopes to turn […]

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An Early Look Inside the New Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street

Posted April 3, 2014 at 5:00 am

The sturgeon queens of Russ & Daughters are thisclose to scaling back the plywood from 127 Orchard Street. It is in this large through-block space, as we’ve been reporting, that the century-old appetizing company is expanding into cafe territory. This will be their first full-serve restaurant, which will include 65 seats and a menu with […]

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Recap: Gary Shteyngart Discusses ‘Little Failure’ at Tenement Talks

Posted April 1, 2014 at 10:14 am

Amidst a whirlwind book tour for Little Failure, Gary Shteyngart made a pit stop on the Lower East Side, a neighborhood he called home for a decade. The Tenement Museum wooed the critically acclaimed author to speak about his new memoir during last night’s “Tenement Talks” series. He was joined in conversation by moderator-writer Suketu […]

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More Details Emerge on the Max Fish Reboot at 120 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:05 am

Perhaps knowing that the deck might stack against them at this point, team Max Fish is absolute business with regard to its proposed reboot at 120 Orchard Street. It has to be. Hell Square is a proverbial liquor license minefield to navigate. The application packet submitted to Community Board 3 painstakingly details the plans and […]

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Ulli Rimkus collecting signatures for Max Fish 2.0, Photo: InfamousNY

The Max Fish Marquee Cigarette Might Return to Orchard Street Location

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

The idea of a new Max Fish two blocks from the original location is certainly intriguing. It’s also an absolute challenge, much akin to getting the band back together to record a reunion album. How to capture that same magic, etc. But it is happening nonetheless. Owner Ulli Rimkus, who first opened the Fish at […]

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A noodles joint is replacing Spur Tree on Orchard St.

Report: Ramen Restaurant Moving Into Old Spur Tree on Orchard Street

Posted March 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

With Spur Tree uprooted, a new restaurant is already making a go of it at 76 Orchard Street. Various sources reported, and a worker onsite confirmed, that a new Ramen joint is slated to open in the coming weeks. Peering through the window, we already see the transformed bar space coming together. No word yet […]

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Max Fish Might Reopen in Gallery Bar Space on Orchard

Last modified March 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Rumors abounded this month around reports that Max Fish wasn’t in fact done with the Lower East Side. Despite having closed last summer and plans for a possible location in Williamsburg. The talk was apparently true. Judging by the item listed on the recently-released SLA agenda for Community Board 3, it would appear that 120 […]

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Orchard Hell Building Reveals Fancy Brick Facade

Posted March 27, 2014 at 6:08 am

Now fully erect at 23 stories, the decade-in-the-making Orchard Hell Building is exposing itself in another fashion. By stripping down to its skinny bricks. No more fishnets for this Lower East Side player. Hotel Indigo means business. We ambled past the shadowcasting hulk the other day and noticed that a large section of the completed Orchard […]

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Altman Luggage Stays the Course on Orchard Street

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 6:42 pm

Here and now, a week after Daniel’s Leather moved away, a ray of light for the old-school bargain district merchants on Orchard Street. Altman Luggage is in good standing and staying put … for now, at least. Altman Luggage is reportedly on stable financial ground. Seems the influx of umpteen hotels within stone’s throw is helping […]

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Cafe Katja Klepto Yanks Table from Orchard Street Entrance

Posted March 27, 2014 at 6:03 am

Apparently, some klepto yanked a small table from outside Cafe Katja. The restaurant is obviously not pleased, and penned this rather subdued little note to the thief. It’s posted to some of the light poles near the Orchard Street entrance. The gist of the letter is, basically, don’t fuck with Katja. Attention Table Thief Hey, […]

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