Orchard Street

At 60% Occupancy, 196 Orchard Taps LES Gallerist for Revolving Lobby Art

Posted December 12, 2019 at 5:08 am

The synergy between high-end condos and galleries is on full display at Ben Shaoul’s Lower East Side condoplex. It is here, in the lobby of 196 Orchard Street, that local gallerist Lesley Heller has been tapped to curate a revolving placement of art. The residency began this week. Heller – who runs her eponymous showroom […]

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Happy Ending for the Good Luck Spa as it Reopens on Orchard Street

Posted December 11, 2019 at 5:04 am

The good luck is back, as the Chinatown spa of same just reopened. You’ll recall that the Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street fell victim to a police sting last month, and was busted for prostitution. The proverbial happy ending treatment for customers. The business only remained closed for a minute, and was back at […]

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This Guy and Girl Stole a Locked Bike from Inside Orchard Street Building [VIDEO]

Posted December 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

A man and his girlfriend were caught on camera Thanksgiving night while stealing a locked bike inside an Orchard Street apartment, the victim tells us. Surveillance video from inside 78 Orchard shows a couple enter the building – perhaps buzzed in by a neighbor – then pause for a moment. In a cavalier move, the […]

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Longtime Orchard Street Laundromat Felled by Rent Hike

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:07 am

A longtime laundromat on lower Orchard Street is set to close by year end. The Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat is counting the days to December 31, after which its lease reportedly expires. A purported rent hike for the renewal is the cause behind this latest closure. However, details regarding the percentage increase are not immediately […]

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Delivery Man Robbed of his Bike at Knifepoint on Orchard Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

A delivery man was robbed of his bike at knifepoint while making a delivery on Orchard Street, police said. Shortly after 7:00pm this past Saturday, the victim was reportedly locking his bike outside 54 Orchard Street, when he was approached by an Hispanic man wielding a knife. The delivery guy dropped the bike and backed […]

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‘GoNightclubbing’ with Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong at The 72 Gallery [INTERVIEW]

Last modified November 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

Thirty-nine years ago, a new nightclub called Danceteria featured a video installation which recreating a suburban living room. The twist was that the giant old-school TV, housed in a mid-century wood cabinet, wasn’t playing reruns of I Love Lucy. Instead, there was a live feed of bands such as Iggy Pop, The Dead Boys, and […]

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Little Gio’s Pizza Expands with Orchard Street Outpost

Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

An East Village pizzeria is making its way south into Hell Square. Little Gio’s, which currently holds down a parlor on 1st Avenue, just announced its expansion a few blocks south to 194 Orchard Street. The five-year-old business took over, and installed the requisite signage atop the shuttered gate. The space had been vacant in […]

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‘Good Luck’ Runs out for Orchard Street Massage Parlor, Busted for Prostitution

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

It appears the Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street ran afoul of the law. Shuttered by court order due to alleged prostitution. (And therefore perpetuating the stereotype of illicit Chinatown massage parlors.) The business, which relocated here from Grand Street four years ago, was ordered closed by court order last Thursday. Stickers on the drawn […]

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Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

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Hawk This: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]

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