Orchard Street

‘Matter of Instinct’ Barbershop Begins Trimming on Orchard Street

Last modified March 20, 2018 at 5:42 pm

For the ground floor of 122 Orchard Street, the brief foray into a storefront office has concluded. Instead, the space has returned to its previous function as an upscale salon (remember Misin Shin?). Matter of Instinct debuted on the block, just north of Delancey Street, last week. The masculine man haunt boasts plenty of wood, […]

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‘Yaf Sparkle’ Closes its Original Orchard Street Store

Posted March 20, 2018 at 5:03 am

Yaf Sparkle just vacated its five-year-old store on Orchard Street. This had been the flagship for the jewelry store until last Feburary when it expanded below the Delancey Divide. You’ll recall that Yaf Sparkle opened at 249 Broome Street in what was formerly a Chinese laundromat (Sun Kwong). Retail is now consolidated; this is now […]

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There’s a New Kosher Dairy Restaurant at the Sago Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted March 15, 2018 at 5:02 am

With the arrival of a new kosher restaurant on the block, Orchard Street is returning to its roots. Noga, as it’s called, debuted at the end of January on the ground level of the Sago Hotel, filling a vacancy left last year by The John Lamb. Noga is a kosher dairy restaurant from the same […]

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Nom Wah Tu Suddenly Shutters After Less than 6 Months on Orchard Street

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:06 am

Nom Wah Tu, the smaller Orchard Street outpost of the original, shut down suddenly last Saturday. Restaurant co-owner Wilson Tang confirmed the closure in an email, but provided no further comment. The business was one week shy of its six-month anniversary. As previously reported, Tang and his partner Jonathan Wu pulled the plug on Fung […]

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Sundown in the Snowstorm [PHOTOS]

Posted March 8, 2018 at 5:08 am

During yesterday’s Nor’Easter, the apocalyptic predictions of being buried in feet of snow ultimately translated to an accumulation of instant slush. The real photogenic time to capture this mess was during sundown, the golden hour, when the storm began to intensify. The wet socks and frozen hands were worth it. Some photos…

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‘Good Thanks’ in Order for Orchard Street

Posted March 6, 2018 at 5:03 am

Are good thanks in order for Orchard Street? Indeed, an Australian duo is presently eyeing 131 Orchard Street for a new casual cafe concept called Good Thanks. The team seeks a beer-wine license for the venture, which will serve health-conscious food options alongside “quality coffee” in a “very relaxed” environment inspired by “Australian culture.” “Our […]

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The Skinny Rebounds After Brief Health Department Closure

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:18 am

The Skinny rode the proverbial bench for just a few days, and is already back open. The divey holdover from the early aughts – now considered one of the more consistent bad actors in Hell Square – fell to a Department of Health inspection late last week. The city agency shuttered The Skinny last Thursday […]

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Anna Sheffield Boutique Leaving Orchard Street After 5 Years [Updated]

Last modified March 1, 2018 at 12:10 pm

[Updated Below] The Anna Sheffield Jewelry boutique on Orchard Street is moving from the block. Fate of the store is made clear with the token tombstone signage above the entrance, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Update: ownership tells us that they have outgrown the small Orchard Street space and are relocating to a new location soon. […]

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Health Department Shutters ‘The Skinny’ on Orchard Street

Posted February 23, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s lights out for The Skinny bar on Orchard Street. Nearly three months after pissing off (or, on) Hell Square with its Christmas “Jingle Hell’s” holiday stunt, the rowdy nightclub was subject to a city inspection yesterday. The Department of Health came down to 174 Orchard Street and ordered the establishment shut. The requisite yellow […]

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‘Orchard Block’ Co-Working Space Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted February 13, 2018 at 5:15 am

Bucking the trend, this long-vacant Orchard Street space won’t give way to another gallery. Instead, a new co-working space just dipped a proverbial toe in the waters of the Lower East Side. An incubator called Orchard Block is close to opening on its namesake street. Its arrival on the ground floor of 32 Orchard Street […]

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