Orchard Street

Tenement Museum Faces ‘Extraordinary Crisis’ Amidst COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 27, 2020 at 5:05 am

The Tenement Museum is struggling to stay afloat, as the COVID-19 shutdown eliminated foot traffic and steady funding. Since closing to the public on March 14, the Lower East Side museum laid off 13 full-time employees (out of 66) – mostly from marketing, visitor services, and gift shop – and told another 40 not to […]

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Scarr’s Pizza and Speedy Romeo Temporarily Shutter Amidst COVID-19 Shutdown

Posted March 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two popular Lower East Side pizzerias are shutting down for the time being, while the city continues to reel from the COVID-19 outbreak. Scarr’s Pizza announced last Friday that the Orchard Street pizza parlor is down for the duration. Speedy Romeo delivered the news on Sunday, also via Instagram, that the Clinton Street restaurant was […]

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Scarr’s Pizza Looks to Open Larger Location on Orchard Street

Posted March 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

It appears Scarr’s Pizza is on the move. But don’t worry, it’s staying on the block. On the heels of news about a Scarr’s stall in a forthcoming midtown food hall comes word of another expansion. Owner Scarr Pimentel is apparently moving his eponymous pizza parlor up the street to 35 Orchard (aka 34 Allen) […]

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Irving Farm to Close its Orchard Street Coffee Shop

Posted February 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Irving Farm Coffee is leaving the Lower East Side. The neighborhood shop – located at 88 Orchard Street – will close in the coming weeks. Thus capping a seven-year stint on the so-called museum block. But the storefront will stay a coffee shop in the future. Irving Farm confirmed this news, and noted that a […]

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Scarr’s Pizza is Planning a Second Location at a Midtown Food Hall

Posted February 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

Out of nowhere, news that Scarr’s Pizza is expanding to include a second city location this spring. Eater had the scoop yesterday, citing the website of the architecture firm Le Whit, which lists the pizzeria as client. The new location is similarly small – 250 square-feet, but “reiterating the restaurant’s current branding” with its “retro […]

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‘Skin Contact’ Wine Bar Opens on Orchard Street Next Week

Posted February 12, 2020 at 5:10 am

Skin Contact will open this month, after all. Yet not without plenty of hurdles. Ownership emailed us after we published a piece chronicling their dismay over the delay in obtaining a liquor license at 76 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this spot was last occupied five years ago by Ochado Ramen, and a short run […]

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Skin Contact Wine Bar to Open on Orchard Street when ‘SLA Gets Their Act Together’

Posted February 11, 2020 at 5:09 am

There is a new wine bar on the precipice of opening on Orchard Street. But you’ll need to wait a bit longer before making Skin Contact. The space at 76 Orchard – formerly the doomed Ochado Ramen restaurant and subsequently dormant for five years – transformed over the last several months into this new venue. […]

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Michael B. Jordan’s Favorite Lower East Side Bar Wants to Expand

Posted February 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Looks like the yearlong dormancy in the wake of By Robert James is finally reaching conclusion on Orchard Street. The reason sits next door. Las’ Lap is gunning to take over the former boutique, which moved to the Canal Street Market after departing last January, to expand its overall footprint. Meaning, another previously unlicensed store […]

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Hell Square High on ‘Hemped’

Posted February 5, 2020 at 5:08 am

The former American Apparel footprint is now fully occupied. Subdivided and split between three different stores. The latest, and third venue, to join the block (behind Dr Smood and Uni K Wax) is Hemped, the CBD dispensary which started on Bleecker Street a couple years ago. This satellite store opened on Orchard Street two weeks […]

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The ‘BIVE’ Nosedive on Orchard Street

Posted February 4, 2020 at 5:05 am

Barely a year after opening on Orchard Street, BIVE is no longer scooping. The health-conscious ice cream shop shuttered within the last few weeks. The token brown paper is in the windows and lights are off. Its social media pages are likewise dark, with no updates this month. BIVE opened at 95 Orchard in September […]

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