Orchard Street


Some Thoughts on Season 3 of HBO’s ‘Girls’; Worth All the Fuss?

Last modified January 17, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Girls is a volatile subject around town, carrying all the weight of discussing politics or religion in the workplace. Love or loathe, it’s a media force that doesn’t appear to be disappearing any time soon. Over the past year, Lena Dunham and Co. spent a great deal of time on the Lower East Side, so, […]

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Orchard Street Dug Up as Part of East Houston Reconstruction Project

Posted January 16, 2014 at 6:05 am

The East Houston reconstruction project – now in its ninth year – refuses to let up. As the weeks pass, the vehicles inch ever eastward toward the river. Infrastructural repairs are now underway at the corner of Orchard Street, where surgery has already begun to “install and connect the new trunk water main.” The procedure […]

Photo: Delicate Raymond Jewelry

Delicate Raymond Jewelry Creating Micro-Boutique Concept on Orchard Street

Posted January 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Starting today, Michelle Zimmerman’s Delicate Raymond Jewelry shop on Orchard Street will host a massive four-day “remodeling sale.” 70% off accessories. Yes, 73A Orchard is closing next week to prepare for a store-within-a-store concept called “The Mark Project.” This micro-boutique, as Zimmerman calls it, is to carry affordable womenswear designed by “local NY designers for […]

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Tenement Museum Reveals Details About Its Newest Exhibit About Post-WWII LES Life

Posted January 15, 2014 at 11:02 am

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum announced its newest permanent exhibit yesterday. It’ll focus on life in the neighborhood after World War II, exploring stories of Chinese immigrants, Jewish Holocaust survivors, and Puerto Rican migrants. These historical accounts are place-based, tied to the tenement building at 103 Orchard Street. The exhibit itself will be located […]

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Reward Posters Surface for 2003 Orchard Street Murder of Burke O’Brien

Last modified January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

Exactly eleven years ago, 25-year-old Chicago native Burke O’Brien arrived in Manhattan to start a new job at Bank of America. A week later, after a night of partying, he was shot to death while returning to his sister’s apartment at 75 Orchard Street. The assailant fired a round into his chest after an alleged […]

The Orchard Hell Building from Ludlow vantage point

Orchard Hell Building Slapped with Stop Work Order Thanks to Falling Debris Onto Ludlow

Posted January 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

With a decade of constant headaches and aggravation under its collective waistband, 180 Orchard Street isn’t called the Hell Building for nothing. The monstrous 22ish-story structure, imminently to become the latest in the Hotel Indigo franchise, again lived up to its name earlier this week, nearly injuring someone in the process. We’ll explain. According to […]

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Report: Ben Shaoul In Contract to Buy Corner of Orchard and East Houston

Posted December 31, 2013 at 5:39 am

Tons of real estate news during this holiday week. The latest will probably piss off a whole bunch of people. A tipster sends along an unconfirmed dispatch that one of the last one-story strips on the Lower East Side is in imminent danger. We’re talking about the decimated northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston, […]

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Whynot Cafe on Orchard Street Headed to SLA for Full Liquor License

Last modified December 26, 2013 at 8:47 am

Back in October, Community Board 3 asked Whynot Coffee to withdraw until the next month to reduce the application from liquor to wine and beer. Owner Emil Stefkov did, in fact, return but had no intention of giving up on the OP (just going through the motions). There’s no way 50% of the business would […]

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Holl New York Shutters After Three Months on Orchard Street

Posted December 19, 2013 at 6:10 am

Clocking in at three months, Holl New York definitely ranks as one of the quickest “quickie closures” in recent memory. Gabriel Holl’s trendy menswear shop debuted in mid-September, occupying Dedegumo’s former watch outpost at 188 Orchard Street. Ultimately, Holl didn’t survive the onset of the holiday season. The computer printout in the doorway notes that […]

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Russ & Daughters Evokes Its 1949 Renovation During Cafe Remodeling on Orchard Street

Last modified December 18, 2013 at 9:13 am

Russ & Daughters is now fully engrossed in the build-out of its new cafe at 127 Orchard Street. The plywood residence was brief, yet behind those doors is plenty of remodeling action. Rather than employing the standard issue window paper, the iconic appetizing company is instead evoking its century-long history. Each sheet is emblazoned with […]

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