Orchard Street

Luxury Accessories Brand ‘Title of Work’ Opens Flagship on Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2018 at 5:05 am

The eponymous Site 57 gallery spent two years in the ground floor of 57 Orchard Street before folding not long ago. It’s been replaced. A new fashion boutique just opened behind that corrugated metal awning. Title of Work is the name of the newcomer, which specializes in men’s formal accessories that “skillfully merges art, science, […]

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11-Story Apartment Building on Orchard Street Listed for $16M

Posted September 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

Landlords in the so-called Orchard Street gallery district continue to cash out. The latest to hit the market is number 55, located between Grand and Hester streets. The eleven-story apartment complex went up for sale last week with an exorbitant price tag of $16 million. Jacov and Lazar Zimerbort are the current owners and have […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Lays out Plans for its Nightlife

Posted September 11, 2018 at 5:05 am

More than five years into remodeling, the new Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel is entering the phase of community outreach for the requisite onsite liquor licenses at 9 Orchard Street. To that end, developer DLJ Partners engaged with neighbors at a meeting of the SPaCE Block Association last week. In short, DLJ Partners is seemingly on a […]

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Scoop it up: ‘BIVE’ Revives Ice Cream at 95 Orchard Street

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:07 am

After a brief flirtation with popcorn, 95 Orchard Street is returning to its (recent) roots. Back to ice cream. Contractors building out the space tell us that a new “healthy” ice cream company called BIVE is on the way. Not much is known just yet about this business, but expected debut is sometime later this […]

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Equinox Gym Debuts on ‘Dusty Streets’ of the Lower East Side

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Here it is. Thought you’d never see the day when an Equinox gym would open on the Lower East Side? Well, it finally happened this week at Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. This 30,000 square-foot Equinox spans three levels, and “taps into the always-on energy of this legendary […]

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10 Years on, ‘By Robert James’ Fights for its Survival on Orchard Street

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

Upscale men’s haberdasher, By Robert James, is on its last legs. Fighting for survival a mere three weeks shy of its tenth anniversary on Orchard Street. Due to exhorbitant rent costs and mounting factory debts – goods are manufactured in Manhattan – eponymous owner Robert James has taken to GoFundMe for relief. The crowdfunding campaign […]

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‘Fox & Jane’ Salon Renovates OG Orchard Street Space [Updated]

Last modified August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm

[Updated] Fox & Jane Salon – born on the Lower East Side seven years ago – just completed a renovation project, not closing its 154 Orchard Street space. Its onetime flagship is now masked behind a curtain of brown paper. Fox & Jane has held down a Chinatown space (“Fox & Jane Bowery”) for almost […]

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Fancy Fragrance Shop ‘Aedes Perfumery’ Moves to Orchard Street

Posted July 31, 2018 at 5:02 am

After spending twenty-three years in the West Village, a highfalutin fragrance shop just planted a flag on the Lower East Side. Aedes Perfumery, founded in 1995, shut down its long-running shop on Greenwich Avenue at the end of June and moved crosstown to 16 Orchard Street. Their new boutique replaces the luxury leather shop, Billykirk, […]

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Target and the Tale of Two (Storefront) Tributes

Last modified July 27, 2018 at 7:13 am

Anyone still disgusted by the marketing gimmicks of Target’s new Alphabet City store should head on down to Orchard Street for James and Karla Murray’s “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” photography exhibit to see how a proper homage to the New York City storefront is done. The couple’s storefront-persevering photography exhibition opened just days […]

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Cupola Lookout and Roof Deck for the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Posted July 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over five years after the Jarmulowsky Bank Building changed hands, the thirteen-story property is still on its journey to luxury boutique hotel. Opening is far on the horizon, though. In the meantime, developer DLJ Real Estate Partners is apparently still refining plans. Architects tasked with the conversion project now seek a “special permit to modify […]

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