S. Beckenstein

Galerie Perrotin Adds itself to Classic Beckenstein Signage on Orchard Street

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Beckenstein now shills for Perrotin on the Lower East Side. Truth. In a sneaky stroke of the brush, Galerie Perrotin is now part of the S. Beckenstein story at 130 Orchard Street. Fresh off its recent completion of additional upper-level exhibition space, the Paris-based gallery added itself to the classic red-white-and-yellow exterior signage. Take a […]

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‘Galerie Perrotin’ Opens at Orchard Street’s Beckenstein Building Tomorrow

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

Over at 130 Orchard Street, gone is the plywood and daily train of dumpsters at curbside. This gallery is ready to roll. Only partially complete – construction has been ongoing since the fall – the ambitious new outpost of Galerie Perrotin debuts tomorrow at the Beckenstein building on Orchard Street. The ground floor of the five-level showroom […]

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Five-Level ‘Galerie Perrotin’ Begins Build-out at Beckenstein Building on Orchard Street

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

The historic Beckenstein building on Orchard Street is undergoing a massive retail shift as we speak. You’ll recall that the property was acquired by DelShah Capital in August 2015 for $28 million. Not surprisingly, the old-school vendors that operated here for upwards of a decade didn’t survive the transition. (World Hats moved up the block to […]

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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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JR’s 2-Week Residency at 130 Orchard Street to Showcase Ellis Island Artwork

Posted October 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

Much like the immigrants of yore, popular street artist JR is coming to the Lower East Side from the Ellis Island compound. Well, rather his artwork. As previously mentioned, the Frenchman was commissioned to decorate the abandoned hospital complex with wheat-paste images derived directly from authentic immigrant photos. The tour route – which is open […]

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DelShah Repositions 130 Orchard Street as ‘The Beckenstein’ After $28M Purchase

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

The address 130 Orchard Street doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in the eyes of brokers hell-bent on selling all corners of the Lower East Side to the highest bidder. It’s now forever known as the predictable, The Beckenstein, an obvious homage to its roots as a textile factory. (Unclear if permission was obtained from […]

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Historic Beckenstein’s Building on Orchard Street Sells for $28M

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

There’s a reason why all the old-school vendors vacated 130 Orchard Street in the past several months. Most recently, World Hats and World Fragrances. They were forced out due to an impending sale. That’s right, the historic Beckenstein’s building just sold for $28 million. Notorious landlord Delshah Capital reportedly purchased the property in an off-market […]

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Tracing the Lower East Side Roots of Beckenstein’s [HISTORY]

Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

Manhattan’s Lower East Side has been called many things, but never a fashion center. Yet it is fashion in the form of inexpensive fabrics that lures shoppers to this neighborhood better known for blintzes than ball gowns. -New York Times; June 5, 1961. Between the ghost advertising and left-for-dead store signage, its remnants continue to […]

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Another Leather Vendor to Shutter on Orchard Street

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

It’s an ongoing bloodbath in this former bargain district… The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo on Orchard Street is concluding. Curtains for the leather vendor that’s been operating here for the last four years. Handwritten signs at the entrance inform patrons that the store is closing. The original Giuseppe Uomo shop at 130 Orchard vacated […]

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Revisit Bustling Orchard Street, Circa 1930s

Posted March 26, 2013 at 10:17 am

Architecturally speaking, the corner appears today as it did more than seventy years ago. Well, almost.

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