Orchard Street


Wassail Cider Bar Debuts on Orchard Street Today

Posted March 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

Wassail debuts in Hell Square today after seven months of prep work. And it’s a milestone of some sort. Indeed, the cider-centric bar at 162 Orchard Street doesn’t want you to forget that it’s the only such dedicated destination in New York City. The beverage list boasts an international variety of 80-100 different ciders served […]

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Local Youth Envision a World with the Lowline Below Delancey Street

Posted March 23, 2015 at 9:22 am

More than three years since the grand announcement, the $55 million Lowline initiative continues its push into the community, be it with grassroots events like gallery shows or ritzy galas for gold. Money keeps rolling in, and with the unstoppable tidal wave of Essex Crossing, the upscale underground park beneath Delancey Street seemingly has a […]

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An Early Look Inside Wassail Cider Bar, Opening on Orchard Street Next Week

Posted March 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, then Wassail should have no problem filling its seats. Especially with all the hype circulating the neighborhood. Anticipation has been building on upper Orchard Street for the arrival of Wassail, hailed as the first cider-dedicated bar in the Five Boroughs. The establishment – helmed by the […]

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100 Gates Project Holds Open Call for Artists; Painting Begins Next Month

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:00 am

It’s open season. Skater Billy Rohan is currently fielding creatives to participate in the nascent “100 Gates Project.” Artists who are interested are encouraged to sign up (via their website) during this open call period. Painting is slated to commence sometime next month. Goal of the 100 Gates Project, co-founded by Rohan and artist Jessica […]

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Mastihashop Calls it Quits After 7 Years on Orchard Street

Posted March 17, 2015 at 5:10 am

Those in the old class of boutiques on Orchard Street that managed to make it this far continue to shutter. The latest victim in this trend is Mastihashop at 145 Orchard Street, which just celebrated seven years on the block. Now, like its retail address-mate, the store is yet another vacancy on an embattled stretch of Lower East […]

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Notes from CB3: Whynot Approved for Sushi, The DL Gets Its Sidewalk Cafe

Last modified March 17, 2015 at 7:41 am

It was a deceivingly small list of applicants, but the night went on forever. After all, this is the SLA subcommittee meeting of Community Board 3, and there are no time limits. Nevertheless, the proceedings saw several approvals for applicants, even for the bad actors of the neighborhood. Shalom Tov Tapas Bar, 154 Orchard Street […]

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Under Pressure, the Sixth Ward on Orchard Street Dismantles Illegal Rear Yard

Posted March 16, 2015 at 5:10 am

The Sixth Ward on Orchard Street probably didn’t want to be doing this right before St. Patrick’s Day. After all, its backyard had been a popular gathering point during dedicated booze bashes like these. However, it’s a small price to pay after violating quality of life on the block since opening seven years ago. We […]

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NBC’s Conspiracy Drama ‘Blindspot’ is Filming on Orchard Street the Next Two Days

Posted March 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

It’s been a minute since film crews have totally invaded the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets. Thought we’d escaped, didn’t you? Not quite. NBC is in the neighborhood today to shoot scenes for a pilot series called Blindspot. As of this morning, the cones and light rig are already in place. It’s gonna get […]

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Askan Menswear Boutique Opening at 151 Orchard Street

Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

While the bargain vendors of upper Orchard Street gradually fade into history, the replacements are champing at the bit for a taste. Most of the newcomers are of the nightlife persuasion, transforming the large shops into drinking dens. The latest business, however, is a hoity-toity fashion boutique. Two-year-old “fine men’s apparel” brand Askan is opening […]

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Another Leather Vendor to Shutter on Orchard Street

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

It’s an ongoing bloodbath in this former bargain district… The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo on Orchard Street is concluding. Curtains for the leather vendor that’s been operating here for the last four years. Handwritten signs at the entrance inform patrons that the store is closing. The original Giuseppe Uomo shop at 130 Orchard vacated […]

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