Orchard Street

Holiday Lights in Place Along Orchard Street

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:05 am

The holiday cheer is on display along Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflakes are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. This is the spine designating the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership (which finances the installation each year). There are also lights at Delancey and Ludlow. […]

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‘There’ is Here on Orchard Street

Posted November 13, 2018 at 5:03 am

With a name that could evoke an Abbott and Costello gag, There is now here on Orchard Street. There takes the space formerly occupied by Red Compass, and focuses on a menu of “Asian fusion” fare. The establishment, which opened a few weeks ago, occupies both the sub-grade storefront and the questionably legal rear-yard enclosure. […]

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The Spam Burger is Coming to Orchard Street with ‘Tsismis’

Posted November 12, 2018 at 5:04 am

The first Filipino restuarant for Orchard Street is still happening. In fact, it’s nearing debut. Initially conceived as “Burgers and Chismis,” the concept took space at 143 Orchard Street and will offer a menu of eats like Spam burgers, a crispy pork knuckle sandwich with pickled enoki mushroom, chicken and pork belly adobo, and pickled […]

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Orchard Street’s Claw Daddy’s Expands to Brooklyn

Posted November 7, 2018 at 5:07 am

Five years into its Hell Square tenure, Claw Daddy’s recently expanded its reach to Brooklyn. The Cajun-style restaurant opened a second location in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, not too far from the Barclays Center. Much like the five-year-old Lower East Side location – headquartered in the base of the Sixty LES hotel – the restaurant […]

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The Fight for our Democracy Starts Close to Home by Voting for Community Board Term Limits [OP-ED]

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a time of fear that our democracy is slipping away, we comfort ourselves thinking that, in this corner of the country, our voices will be heard. Yet all too often, New Yorkers instead face a demoralizing system that serves up a healthy dose of cynicism. That is what dozens of Chinatown and Lower East […]

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Big Showing for Lower East Side in Michelin Bib Gourmands 2019

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:02 am

On Tuesday, Michelin announced the winners of the 2019 Bib Gourmand, essentially a “consolation prize list” for those restaurants that didn’t receive a star rating. It’s an award “reserved for a select number of restaurants rated by Michelin’s team of anonymous food inspectors, denoting establishments where diners can enjoy a great meal for a good […]

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Fashion Brand ‘SNIDEL’ Takes Space on Orchard Street

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:04 am

One year ago, loungewear brand Gelato Pique opened a holiday pop-up shop at 144 Orchard Street. The goal was to generate short-term growth on a path to permanence. They ended up staying; however the store closed last month in anticipation of relaunch just a block south. Awning is already installed at 125 Orchard Street, in what […]

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City Council Holds Public Hearing Today on ‘Small Business Jobs Survival Act’

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:02 am

After languishing for over thirty years, a lifeline might be thrown to struggling small business owners. City Council later today is holding a public hearing for the polarizing Small Business Jobs Survival Act. Only in the last couple years has the forsaken legislation gained traction, owed in large part to the #SaveNYC grassroots campaign founded […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel License Sails through CB3, Despite Local Opposition

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

When block associations don’t work together, the residents lose. That’s essentially the narrative behind the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and the approval of its liquor license last week. Dozens of residents attended the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting last Tuesday in opposition to the hotel’s food and beverage plans at 9 Orchard Street. Namely, to […]

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‘A. Turen’ Boutique Returns to Hell Square After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The A. Turen Boutique shuttered its Stanton Street store last January after five years at the corner of Allen. This was expected, as tombstone leasing signage – courtesy of Icon Realty Management – has been hanging in the front windows of number 85 for over a year. The signage accompanied a torrent of online listings […]

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