181 East Houston

In What was American Apparel, ‘Dr Smood’ Health Eatery Debuts on East Houston

Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:05 am

The doctor is now seeing patients. Customers, rather. Dr Smood, the health eatery that offers “smart food for a good mood,” opened the doors to its Lower East Side location this week. As you might expect, the new “organic boutique cafe” at the corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets carries with it an antiseptic […]

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‘Dr Smood’ Organic Health Cafe Announces New Location at the Old LES American Apparel

Last modified September 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm

Dr Smood, a bougie “organic boutique cafe” specializing in 100-percent United States Department of Agriculture-certified organic food and beverages, just signed a lease for space at the former American Apparel on East Houston Street. Vinyl window cladding announces the imminent arrival of this latest area eatery. With all the condos arriving to market nearby in […]

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Stop the Noise on Orchard Street

Posted September 23, 2009 at 6:29 am

These “Stop the Noise” fliers were taped to the doorway of 181 East Houston as a call to arms against more liquor licenses on Orchard Street.  It reads as follows: “Under the 500 Foot Law and the CB3 Resolution District rule, we already exceed the allowable number of liquor licenses.  AND our tiny block houses […]