Orchard Street

Hanksy Takes on Child Refugees with Mickey Mouse Mural on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

On the Orchard Street wall space where anti-Trump sentiments are du-jour, a new mural with another political statement just materialized. Street artist Hanksy, who basically owned this spot for months with his poop-themed “Dump Trump” piece, took a different tack. It’s a collection of life jackets – one of which branded with Mickey Mouse – […]

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‘Butcher Bar’ Bows this Week on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Three months ago, we first broke news that the Queens-based Butcher Bar was planning a Lower East Side smokehouse. Subsequent weeks brought small changes to the facade of 146 Orchard Street – a neon here, a velvet curtain and window leafing there. Its debut is now days away. Employees at the Astoria outpost tell us that […]

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After Delay, ‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Flagship Opens on Orchard Street This Weekend

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:12 am

The opening of Sam’s Fried Ice Cream on Orchard Street has been delayed another two weeks. Last month, we noted the arrival of branded signage at 37 Orchard Street, former home of vintage purveyor La Petite Mort. Initial launch had been pegged at April 2, but failed to materialize. Reason given – inspections. “Sorry for […]

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With Norman’s Cay Closed, Goa Taco Larger (Pop-Up) Outpost on Orchard Street

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:03 am

Fresh off the Greenwich Village expansion, Goa Taco is poised to open a pop-up of sorts on Orchard Street. That explains why Norman’s Cay is down for the count, with paper window treatments. (Ryan Chadwick is proprietor of Norman’s Cay and co-owns Goa.) We’re told that the fast-casual snack shop will open at 74 Orchard […]

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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‘The John Lamb’ Tanks After Six Months in Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

The John Lamb tanked, and is now permanently out of commission after less than a year. Lights are off and furniture left for dead. We’re told proprietor Joseph Valentine ended operations a week and a half ago. Thus concludes three years of planning – including the potential opening on Essex Street – and a paltry six […]

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‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Jumps Into Busy LES Scoop Scene with Orchard Street Shop

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side ice cream scene, having seen a bevy of activity this winter, just got another scoop, as it were. Orchard Street, behold Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. (No, not Sam the haberdasher.) In less than two weeks, the small business will christen the ground level of 37 Orchard Street, previously home to vintage […]

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Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said. The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that […]

Suspect Arrested in Connection to Brutal Orchard Street Beatdown

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

One of the suspects involved in the vicious beating of a 24-year-old man on Orchard Street last week (March 10) was arrested by the 7th Precinct last night. Detectives arrested Nawang Choying, and charged him with felony gang assault, police said. The second perp involved in the fight is still at large, but was identified […]

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LES Partnership Seeks Expansion of the ‘100 Gates Project’ into Upper Manhattan and Staten Island

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

The 100 Gates Project is growing out of its birth neighborhood and namesake mural count. In other words, the initiative is expanding beyond the Lower East Side and higher than the century mark in its title. According to a recent job posting by project organizers at the Lower East Side Partnership, the plan is to […]

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