Orchard Street


‘Gohan’ Named as Mystery Japanese Restaurant at 14 Orchard Street

Posted June 8, 2016 at 5:18 am

While Alexander Olch focuses on the inauguration of his two-screen movie house – the Metrograph – his former boutique space is under the knife. As it’s been for several months running. The Department of Buildings recently approved permits for the renovation of 14A Orchard Street into a new use. That of an eating and drinking […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Condo Complex Begins 10-Story Ascent

Posted June 6, 2016 at 5:13 am

With sledgehammer shelved, so to speak, the erector set is on its way to assembly. No more pit status for the 196 Orchard project site. The first few major building blocks are firmly in place at the forthcoming ten-story condo compound from controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. For the last several days, upper Orchard Street has […]

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Rev Jen's Anti-Slam in 2011, Photo: Slum Goddess

Rev Jen Revives LES ‘Anti-Slam’ Open Mic Event this Sunday

Posted June 3, 2016 at 5:19 am

More than twenty years running, the zany “Anti-Slam” open mic event returns to the Lower East Side this weekend. It had been on an extended hiatus. Its organizer, the quirky Rev Jen, announced the news in an email to followers this week. The event will take place Sunday evening at Lucky Jack’s on Orchard Street […]

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Rendering composite of Ben Shaoul and 196 Orchard St, Photo: Real Deal

More About that 3-Level Equinox Gym Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Orchard Street Development

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:10 am

It’s old news that hated developer-landlord Ben Shaoul attracted Equinox gym to his new ten-story condo project beside Katz’s Deli. But it’s not yet a done deal. More red tape. The city, vis-a-vis the Board of Standards and Appeals, must first approve a special permit to operate a “physical culture establishment” under current zoning restrictions […]

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Bloodbath in the Bargain District: 3 More Discount Vendors on Orchard Street Bow Out

Last modified July 29, 2016 at 8:45 am

It’s a bloodbath in the former “Bargain District.” Three old school apparel vendors are on the way out. All in quick succession. The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo ended earlier this month. But the closure is actually a year in the making. The store closing signs first appeared at 130 Orchard Street around this time last […]

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Interpol-Wu Tang Supergroup Banks & Steelz Opens Orchard Street Pop-Up

Posted May 20, 2016 at 5:12 am

Rap-rock seems to be enjoying a brief resurgence this season. Heavy on the news that three-fourths of Rage Against the Machine will join Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage, another supergroup of sorts has entered the fray. Interpol frontman Paul Banks joined forces with Wu Tang Clan’s RZA for a […]

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Fat Radish Retail Condo on Orchard Street Sells for $2.5M, but the Restaurant will Stay

Posted May 17, 2016 at 5:10 am

It took almost three years, but the commercial condo that Fat Radish calls home finally changed hands. The ground floor of 17 Orchard Street just traded for $2.5 million, a few hundred-thousand higher than the initial asking price. Eastern Consolidated arranged the sale of the 2,500 square-foot space to Elijah Equities (aka the Haddad family). […]

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Why Michael Shah’s Co-Working Bar ‘Orchard Street Social’ is a Bad Idea for Hell Square

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:14 am

After sitting vacant for two years, the ground level store at 130 Orchard Street (formerly Daniel’s Leather) is itching to join the Hell Square scene. You’ll recall that the notorious landlord Michael Shah purchased the S. Beckenstein building for $28 million, and now hopes to install some tomfoolery called the Orchard Street Social. Some neighbors […]

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Jianbing Comes to the LES with ‘Bing Kitchen,’ Opening on Orchard Street Next Month

Last modified May 5, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Bing, bing. The Cast was booted – with steel toes, so to speak – in June 2015. The leather boutique spent five years in the shoebox commercial unit at 71 Orchard Street, but the new landlord (Malachite Group) shelled out $25.6 million, and that was the end of that. However, owner Chuck Guarino was able […]

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Michael Shah Plans ‘Orchard Street Social’ Co-Working Space and Bar for Beckenstein’s Building

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Stanton Street Social, meet Orchard Street Social.​ Controversial landlord Michael Shah purchased the iconic “Beckenstein Building” at 130 Orchard Street last August for $28 million. The luxury rental property was quickly repositioned as “The Beckenstein,” and teamed up with Samy Mahfar’s Real New York brokerage for leasing. And now Shah is planning nightlife on the 5,000 […]

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