149 Orchard Street

This Might be Hanksy’s Last Show as Hanksy [PHOTOS]

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:14 am

For street artist Hanksy, the pop-up show at the Krause Gallery on Orchard Street this week might be his last under the pseudo-anonymous moniker. Thereafter, the street artist is expected to retire the puns and transition to a new direction. In the meantime, fans visiting the new weeklong exhibit at 149 Orchard can enjoy 29 paintings […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Shop ‘Sire Home’ Is Done After 6 Months on Orchard Street

Last modified December 21, 2015 at 9:56 am

​Nascent high-end home furnishing company SIRE Home is now without one. The company ceased to exist on Orchard Street in the beginning of December. Storefront is dark, and the token tombstone signage hangs above the entrance. The showroom last opened last June, with this location chosen “because it is one of the few remaining inherently cool […]

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ME x Clint at Krause Gallery Tonight for One Night Only

Posted July 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

You’re no doubt familiar with the street furniture hacks around downtown. Those cheeky, fake movie posters and various puns are attributed to ME, but featuring the face of Clint Mario. Now the successful collaboration of ME and Clint Mario is headed indoors to a more “sanctioned” environment. The Krause Gallery at 149 Orchard Street will […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Showroom ‘Sire Home’ is Opening at 149 Orchard Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

It’s a real estate trend endemic of New York City these days. Landlords sit on retail vacancies for months, sometimes years, before filling the ranks. Some call it warehousing, and it’s hurting the neighborhood. Just walk down Orchard Street. One of said warehoused stores, a Misrahi-managed property, is now replaced. Any Old Iron fled 149 Orchard […]

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Fashion Flight: Any Old Iron Moves to Nashville, Synchronicity to Williamsburg

Posted June 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

So-called “fashion flight” continues to plague Hell Square. Two more threads shops just called it quits on the pock-marked stretch just below Houston. Blame that effin Orchard Hell Building (nay, Hotel Indigo) for the boutique woes here. Within the last couple weeks, seemingly in one fell swoop, the neighborhood lost both Any Old Iron and Synchronicity. […]

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First Graders Learn About Street Artists COPE2 and Hanksy

Posted December 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

Get ’em started early. That’s the mantra now… Apparently, select first graders in downtown Manhattan are learning about street art luminaries as part of the usual art class. Lower East Side gallery owner Ben Krause sends along the above photo of his son holding onto Hanksy and COPE2 reproductions. My son’s 1st grade class in downtown […]

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Moustache Man Bringing ‘Forced Collaborations’ to Krause Gallery

Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:51 am

There was a time a couple years ago when a large selection of subway adverts were corrupted with signature cursive “moustaches.” But then the so-called Moustache Man, outed as Patrick Waldo, was busted by the cops in 2011 for felony counts of “criminal mischief” and “making graffiti.” His output went on hiatus, but a media […]

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Recap: Hanksy’s “Young Puns” at Krause Gallery

Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

The weeklong postponement didn’t seem to stifle the crowds at the Krause Gallery last night for Hanksy’s latest show, “Young Puns 2: Now with More Pun.”

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Hanksy Sticker Scavenger Hunt Begins Today! [Winners Announced]

Last modified November 15, 2012 at 12:55 am

Hanksy Sticker Scavenger Hunt Begins Today. Win stuff!

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Olek’s Crocheted Balloon Funhouse at the Krause Gallery

Posted March 16, 2012 at 6:18 am

To be honest we did a quick pat-down to make sure all sharp objects were quarantined before entry. The last thing we wanted was to become the party popper by deflating the entire exhibit.

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