71 Orchard Street

‘Human Nature’ Barber Shop Puts Down Roots at 71 Orchard Street

Posted October 24, 2017 at 5:09 am

At 71 Orchard Street, the flirtation with food is finished. Now back to fashion. The narrow closet of a space was vacated by Bing Kitchen last March and remained a vacancy until now. Brooklyn-based entrepreneur Anwar Isaacs converted the store into a tiny, two-chair barbershop called Human Nature. The self-described “barber and image consultant” should […]

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‘Bing Kitchen’ Closes Orchard Street Snack Shop with Plans of Relocating

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side apparently isn’t ready for Chinese staple Jianbing. Its singular outpost, Bing Kitchen, will reportedly relocate after less than a year serving on Orchard Street. A handwritten “store closing” sign is taped to the front door. Co-owner Aaron Gallentine confirmed the move in an email, noting that Bing Kitchen outgrew the space. […]

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Bing Kitchen Reopens on Orchard Street After Flooding Incident

Posted September 14, 2016 at 5:11 am

Lower East Side newcomer, Bing Kitchen, is back in business after flooding sidelined the business two weeks ago. The Jianbing outpost reportedly sustained water damage due to “flooding from the top floors.” They reopened on Orchard Street last Monday. Bing Kitchen officially bowed at 71 Orchard Street in early June, having replaced The Cast after the rocker […]

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Jianbing Newcomer ‘Bing Kitchen’ on Orchard Street Sidelined Due to ‘Water Damage’

Posted August 29, 2016 at 5:17 am

Bing Kitchen is off to a rocky start on Orchard Street. The snack shop newcomer, which specializes in the Chinese street-cart staple “Jianbing,” has been closed for the last week due to ambiguous “water damage” on-premise. That much is made clear via handwritten sign on the front door. While the “tomorrow” timeline was crossed out, ownership […]

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Jianbing Makes Way to LES with Bing Kitchen, Opening Next Week on Orchard Street

Last modified June 14, 2016 at 11:45 am

To all the lovers of Jianbing out there, you’re in luck. The Bing Kitchen plans on opening its flagship Chinese snack shop at 71 Orchard Street Next Tuesday. Store build-out has been ongoing since mid-April. Here’s a quick look around the premises. Jianbing is Chinese street fare that sorta resembles crepes. Apparently, such stands are […]

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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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The Cast Forced off Orchard Street Due to Rent Hike

Posted June 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Cast lost its lease to 71 Orchard Street and is in search for a new location. It had operated here for five years, and is now empty as of yesterday. Owner Chuck Guarino posted the unfortunate news to the brand’s Facebook page this week, noting that gear is currently available in a pop-up across […]

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Madonna Rocks “Bitch Club” Tee from The Cast

Last modified March 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Monday afternoon, onetime East Villager Madonna joined Twitter the day with the sole purpose of plugging her new album, MDNA. In doing so, she gave major props to one Lower East Side business.

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Con Artist Workshop and Gallery at 119 Ludlow

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Now that THECAST is firmly situated above ground at 71 Orchard, their old “dungeon space” at 119 Ludlow recently changed hands; but it remains firmly footed in the fashion world. As we speak, an upstart artist co-op dubbed Con Artist is busy preparing for an official early-June launch.

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Chuck Guarino and THECAST at 71 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:18 am

THECAST recently relocated from its self-proclaimed “dungeon space” at 119 Ludlow to an above-ground sliver of real estate at 71 Orchard Street. It sits in a precarious position, wedged between two mainstays – Howard Sportswear and A.W. Kaufman.  The move is part of a new phase in the battle for the Lower East Side; a battle […]