Orchard Street

Xeno Zero Game Center on Orchard Street is Closing Down

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

The gigantic “for lease” poster board currently sits in the front window of 24 Orchard Street, signaling that it’s game over for two-year-old Xeno Zero. The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw during its brief lifespan, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The venue itself sells cards, game-related collectibles, and […]

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Equinox to Open its First LES Gym Next Spring

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Equinox showroom has been in full sales mode for five months. Occupying the rear third of the former American Apparel space at East Houston and Orchard Streets. It’s pretty much a soulless retail footprint, with plenty of bright eye candy, corporate street art, and pretty people milling about. Sole purpose is netting new members […]

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Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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Hell Square Gets a Drunken ‘Jingle’ with SYFY Pop-up Bar at The Skinny

Posted December 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s only fitting that one of the most rowdy of Hell Square bars is rebranded as “Jingle Hell’s.” Indeed, beginning tomorrow and for the next ten days, The Skinny bar on Orchard Street is masquerading as an “an anti-holiday pop-up bar” to promote SYFY’s new television series, HAPPY! The cable network sure pulled out all […]

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Feasting Rats Swarm Upper Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:09 am

Down at the north entrance of Orchard Street, rats roam free, stirred into a frenzy thanks in large part to the construction of Ben Shaoul’s new condo development at the corner of East Houston. The vermin are displaced and eager to feast. “Swarms of rats are coming out of the construction site,” a concerned longtime […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Hell Square Tower is Clad in Glazed Brick from a ‘Spanish Fishing Village’

Posted November 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

With Ben Shaoul’s Hell Square condo tower at 196 Orchard Street edging toward completion, press hype is starting to come out. The latest is a puff piece about how the architect, INC Architecture & Design, chose to include handmade “metallic-glazed brick” in the facade that evokes the “old-world character of glazed terra-cotta while also bringing […]

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Orchard and Broome is Now Little Italy for Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Film Shoot Tomorrow

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:15 am

The heart of the Lower East Side is now Little Italy. In case you missed it, a construction crew has been installing 1970s-specific set design in the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets, recreating a neighborhood that barely exists today. It’s a massive undertaking. For instance, the ground level retail of 90 Orchard Street is […]

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Whynot Coffee Shutters Ahead of Una Pizza Napoletana Takeover on Orchard Street

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whynot Coffee on Orchard Street officially terminated operations over the weekend after a rocky four years on the block. Last night, movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done. The paradox with Whynot, of course, is that it was forged in controversy over its quest for a full […]

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Another Look at the Faux Little Italy Created for ‘The Irishman’ on the Lower East Side

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

To recreate a scene from authentic Little Italy of yore, it apparently can’t even happen there… The cosmetic transformation of Orchard and Broome Streets into Little Italy is almost complete. For the last week, a film crew has been busy recreating this “museum block” into a period scene plucked from 1970s New York. The masquerading […]

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Confirmed: Una Pizza Napoletana Moving Back to the Lower East Side

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:03 am

Whynot Coffee is toast, as the acclaimed Una Pizza Napoletana is confirmed for 175 Orchard Street. Eater confirmed last week that pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri is bringing his pizzeria back to the Lower East Side in a partneship with Contra/Wildair principals Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Valtierra. It’s a straight-up move, as the San Francisco […]

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