Orchard Street

Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns this Weekend for Another Outing

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:06 am

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off those sweater bins and wait on line for a briney cucumber at the 19th annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The festival has grown exponentially over the last few years – a souring affair for those who queued all the way down Rivington Street […]

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Woman Seeks Help to Find Engagement Ring Near the Slipper Room

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:15 am

A woman lost her engagement ring on Friday night in the general vicinity of the Slipper Room. Her sister took to Twitter to spread the word, and perhaps locate anyone with more info. Apparently the jewelry was her fiancé’s family heirloom, which belonged to his great grandmother. The Tweet has gained much traction since Sunday, […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Begins Build-Out at Former Mission Cantina

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in years, 172 Orchard Street is seeing some activity in the ground floor retail. Not since Mission Cantina closed down in December 2016 has there been movement. Instead, just a revolving door of suitors considering the space. And a never-ending supply of storefront graffiti. Now, renovations are afoot. Restaurateur Helen Nguyen […]

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Shear Luck: FRED Salon Finds Refuge in the East Village

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

Another retail victim to report on upper Orchard Street. The FRED.nyc hair salon is now gone. According to signage on the shuttered security gate at 192 Orchard, the five-year-old business recently relocated to the East Village. The move to 40 East Third Street was a long time coming for eponymous owner Fred Connors, who braved […]

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DOT ‘Street Seat’ Goes Live Outside Dudley’s on Orchard Street

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

Just in time for the forthcoming return of Dudley’s, Orchard Street now boasts a new row of public seating. Beside another recently installed bike corral. And it’s all part of the city’s Street Seat program. More than a half-dozen tables and chairs are stationed between the corner of Broome down to Cafe Katja. As previously […]

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CVS will Open in Hell Square on August 25

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:05 am

CVS is less than two weeks from opening another location on the Lower East Side. And, as such, Hell Square is now bookended by corporate pharmacies. The illuminated store signage made its way to the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets. You know, the chi-chi eleven-story condoplex developed by controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. […]

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‘Uni K Wax’ Salon Chain Heads to Hell Square

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

Uni K Wax, a waxing salon chain, is hopping aboard the Hell Square gravy train. The company signed a ten-year lease in the ground level of 199 Orchard Street, previously occupied by Equinox gym as a sales office. The new salon takes 1,000 square-feet of the store once anchored by American Apparel (that footprint is […]

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Thirty Years Absent, New Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Nears Return to Orchard Street

Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s probably one of the more tasteful additions to the Lower East Side skyline in recent memory. Now, two years after the steel skeleton was first installed, the fifty-foot cupola atop the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is nearing completion. Look up and beyond the black netting to see the colonnade, brass dome, and other decorative elements. […]

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First Look at Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and the LES Block that Assisted

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

It was almost two years ago that Netflix transformed the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets into 1970s Little Italy for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, The Irishmen. Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction work, I Heard You Paint Houses, the gangster epic touches upon post-war organized crime and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Longtime Scorsese collaborators […]

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Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

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