Orchard Street

This Orchard Street Pop-Up Wants you to Reach Orgasm with a New Vibrator

Posted August 11, 2017 at 5:04 am

A happy ending awaits ladies at 160 Orchard Street, where British sex toy brand Hot Octopuss is promoting orgasms on the lunch break, so to speak. The Changing Room, which debuted yesterday afternoon, is a controversial pop-up stunt aimed at promoting the brand’s latest vibrator, the “Queen Bee.” Customers will sit down for a one-to-one […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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One Year After its Debut, ‘Bar Belly’ on Orchard Street Closes for a Revamp

Posted August 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

It’s not quite working out for Bar Belly on Orchard Street, the so-called “little sis of The Fat Radish.” Or so it seems… A month after a subtle exterior makeover that included a sidewalk beach hut, the five-year-old establishment is again under the knife. The bar is silent and token butcher paper obstructs the gut […]

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DOH Shutters Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on Orchard Street, Owner Cries Foul

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

Hell Square barbecue staple – the ten-year-old Georgia’s Eastside BBQ – met the wrath of the Health Department this week. Inspectors paid a visit to 192 Orchard Street on Monday and dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a litany of violations totaling 64 points. The more critical citations involve temperature of food and filth […]

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Fung Tu will Close Next Month to Make Way for ‘Nom Wah Tu’ Expansion

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:08 am

Fung Tu has a month to live. The Chinese-American restaurant will bow out on August 31 after just under four years at 22 Orchard Street. Despite several changes on the ground – both in menu and aesthetics – the team decided a “much larger change was needed.” So co-founders Wilson Tang and Jonathan Wu will […]

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Ben Shaoul’s Condo Development at 196 Orchard Street Reaches 8-Story Height

Posted August 1, 2017 at 5:03 am

Since this past spring, the new condo development by hated landlord Ben Shaoul has made steady progress. Nothing is stopping this ascent. The superstructure of 196 Orchard Street is already at approximately eight stories, and still has about three to go. The so-called “Sledgehammer,” Ben Shaoul, scooped up this block of East Houston for $75 […]

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Wendy Mink’s Orchard Street Boutique Closed Yesterday After 10 Years

Posted July 31, 2017 at 5:05 am

Longtime jewelry boutique Wendy Mink just departed Orchard Street after ten years on the block. And with it, the nascent Project Platform concept. Its last day at 72 Orchard Street was yesterday. Mink had just teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin Richman and designer Penelope’s Stories three months ago to create Project Platform NYC. The new […]

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‘Olsen Gruin Gallery’ Moves East to 30 Orchard Street

Posted July 27, 2017 at 5:08 am

Until this month, the commercial condo unit at 30 Orchard Street had been vacant for nearly two years. Warehoused while waiting for the highest bidder. That seems to have happened, as the space now boasts a new showroom. The Olsen Gruin Gallery, a transplant from Elizabeth Street. “Sharing Country,” curated by Adam Knight, is the […]

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‘L’Amico’ Backers Propose New Venue for Mysterious Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Last modified July 26, 2017 at 7:36 am

Guess those alleged plans for “creative” commercial offices at the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – first disclosed last summer – are no longer in the cards. The Community Board 3 agenda for next month’s SLA applicants is revealing enough. It lists 9 Orchard Street (aka 54 Canal) on the docket for hotel license consideration. But that’s […]

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Danny the Steward of Orchard Street Faces Eviction, Pleads for Help

Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

While Nathan might be the mayor of upper Orchard Street, south of the Delancey divide, that title belongs to a bearded man named Danny Coffey. You’ve definitely crossed paths with him, forever patrolling the block between Grand and Broome Streets, often whistling loudly to himself. Danny is now in a tough spot and seeks community […]

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