Orchard Street

Now Reopened, Blue Moon Hotel Pins Survival on New Restaurant and Bakery

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street hopes that diversification in its fifteenth year might bolster the bottom line. As part of its reinvention (and reopening), the Settenbrino family is looking to become more than just a “museum hotel” by creating food and beverage options. Specifically, two onsite establishments – Settenbrini’s enoteca and the Sweet […]

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Moscot Looks to be Opening Down the Block at 94 Orchard Street

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

It appears Moscot is again on the move. And likely just down the block. Storefront buildout recently commenced on the ground floor of 94 Orchard Street, the pre-war tenement building CEO Harvey Moscot purchased last May for $4.75 million. Chatter at the construction site alleges that the century-old eyewear business will maintain a presence here […]

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Man Arrested for Threatening CVS Cashier with Bolt Cutters on Orchard Street

Posted September 9, 2021 at 5:06 am

Things got snippy at CVS late last month. Police arrested a man who threatened a CVS cashier with bolt cutters. The suspect had entered the pharmacy at 196 Orchard Street on August 26 at around 7:00pm. There was an interaction with the cashier before the bolt cutters were drawn. Cops later arrested the man and […]

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Residents of Flooded Orchard Street Tenement Allege Landlord Mum on Safety Inspections

Last modified September 10, 2021 at 4:53 pm

Residents in a flood-damaged Lower East Side tenement allege that the landlord has been unresponsive to cleanup and assessment. During Tropical Storm Ida last week, a torrent of rainwater cascaded through the bones of 96 Orchard Street. Dramatic video posted to Twitter shows waterfalls in the hallways and even a ceiling collapse. Tenants claim that […]

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Kinkys Dessert Bar is the Newest Naughty Neighbor on Orchard Street

Posted September 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

A former Hell Square gallery will soon become a sex-driven dessert shop. Kinkys Dessert Bar is probably what you think it is. The establishment will tantalize tastebuds with sexualized desserts. The business also seeks a beer-wine license, and is slated to appear before Community Board 3 this month for the advisory approval. The Kinkys climax […]

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Shah Repositions Sago Hotel as ‘Micro Apartments’ for Macro Rents

Posted August 4, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Sago Hotel on Orchard Street is apparently no longer such. In fact, rooms are now rented as apartments on the open market. Landlord Michael Shah purchased the hotel development earlier this spring for $8.5 million. Now it appears the property at 119 Orchard is repositioned as “micro apartments” with flexible leasing (and high pricing). […]

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Damaged by Car Collision, ‘November 19’ Reopens on Orchard Street

Posted July 12, 2021 at 5:07 am

One month after a Toyota Camry ended up inside its store, home goods shop November 19 is back on track. The Orchard Street store reopened to the public over the weekend. The car collision devastated the business, which had just opened at 37 Orchard three weeks prior (end of May). Damage to its inventory was […]

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Neighbors Band Together in Opposition to ‘Junkyard’ Dining Sheds

Posted July 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

Last week, Governor Cuomo signed legislation extending the state’s outdoor dining program for another year. The announcement comes as the city simultaneously works to make the dining shed a permanent reality via the Open Restaurants initiative started during the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, the Department of City Planning and Department of Transportation proposed a text amendment […]

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Moscot Appears to be Leaving its Lower East Side Flagship, but is Not [Updated]

Last modified July 8, 2021 at 12:01 pm

[Updated below] Moscot, the fifth-generation Lower East Side eyewear business, is again undergoing change. The indie-luxe brand is reportedly planning to depart its eight-year-old (graffiti-sheathed) flagship on the museum block of Orchard Street. Earlier this week, commercial real estate listings for 108 Orchard began to surface on Craigslist. Updated: the Craigslist post was an error. […]

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Sami & Susu Headed to Orchard Street for Standalone Restaurant

Last modified July 6, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Sami & Susu is finally breaking out with its first brick-and-mortar eatery, taking a former ice cream shop on upper Orchard Street. The Mediterranean concept – born in Brooklyn and farmed out to Ten Bells – is poised to transform the shuttered New Territories specialty ice cream joint into a standalone eatery. Sami and Susu, […]

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