Orchard Street

Report: Tenement Museum Workers Unionize

Posted April 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

The front-facing staff of the Tenement Museum, after many failed attempts throughout the years, have finally agreed to unionize. A vote was held last week in which all education, retail, and visitor services employees mobilized to join Local 2110 UAW (United Auto Workers). The measure passed by a 96% margin. The vote was spurred by […]

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CVS Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Hell Square Condoplex

Posted April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Six months after Marshalls planted a flag on the northern perimeter of Hell Square, another big-box tenant is coming. CVS pharmacy just announced itself to the neighborhood with store signage in the last remaining commercial space. For months, we’ve heard rumors to that effect, and now it’s proven true. This completes the big-boxification of Ben […]

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‘Scotch & Soda’ Satellite Comes to Orchard Street

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

High fashion, now on the well-tread museum block of Orchard and Broome Streets. Dutch couture company, Scotch & Soda, planted a flag at 90 Orchard. Doors are open, and signage aplenty. Its presence in the old Tictail space is announced with a wall-sized handbill pimping the new menswear line, which takes fictional cues from “The […]

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Hair Throne’s Three-Floor ‘Salon Mansion’ Opens on Orchard Street

Last modified April 18, 2019 at 8:59 am

On the throne is now 60 Orchard Street, whose commercial condo unit was heretofore dormant for four years. Indeed, nothing much happened here since the Poppington gallery, founded by former music mogul Damon Dash, faded in 2015. (City Marshals seized the joint.) There was a brief tease of a laundry startup here, but that seemed […]

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Hell Square in ‘New Territories’ with Pitch for Spiked Ice Cream

Posted April 15, 2019 at 5:07 am

In Hell Square, even the ice cream needs liquor. More. More. More. New Territories, the two-year-old Orchard Street ice cream shop, now seeks a full liquor license. Presumably for some kind of alcoholic frozen treats. This is – forgive the pun – somewhat new territory. The State Liquor Authority issued a declaratory ruling in January […]

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The Great Frog Reveals ’72 Gallery’ Punk Showroom on Orchard Street

Posted April 10, 2019 at 5:02 am

Orchard Street is to receive a new gallery in short order, but not in the way you might think. The Great Frog on Orchard Street is channeling its rock roots to transform part of the hard rock jewelry boutique into a gallery. The 72 Gallery, as it’s called, takes up floor space in the back […]

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Orchard Street Haberdasher Featured as One of ‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side’ [VIDEO]

Posted April 4, 2019 at 5:06 am

Local celebrity haberdasher Sammy Gluck is now a television star. He and his menswear store at 62 Orchard Street (at Grand) are now the subject of a four-part documentary on Amazon Prime Video. Borrowing the name from the Magnetic Fields song, The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side explores the old-school store (and famous […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Takes Former Mission Cantina Space on Orchard Street

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:05 am

In the three years since Mission Cantina ditched Hell Square, the real estate has been a vacant mess. Pitched as a prime restaurant opportunity for just as long, the store instead became a magnet for graffiti. Now, another potential taker is queued for the corner space at Orchard and Stanton Streets. Interest in the space […]

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The Hadid Clan Really Wants to Live in Hell (Square)

Posted April 1, 2019 at 5:09 am

Sister models Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with their model mother Yolanda, might together take up residence inside Ben Shaoul’s gold-bricked development at 196 Orchard Street. The family has been searching for a Lower East Side residence that can accommodate this “compound” lifestyle. Hell Square could be the place. According to a tabloid bit in […]

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Cajun Quietly Comes to Hell Square with ‘Parish NYC’

Posted February 15, 2019 at 5:08 am

Out of nowhere, this new Cajun spot for Hell Square. Parish debuted last month at 146 Orchard Street. The arrival of Parish (the word for “county” in Louisiana) comes on the heels of Butcher Bar, the Astoria-based barbecue bar that shuttered back in September after little more than a year. According to its mission statement […]

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