Orchard Street

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Watch the Beastie Boys Freestyle Down Orchard Street in 1986 MTV Spot [VIDEO]

Posted March 27, 2017 at 9:46 am

Licensed to Ill was the first rap album to reach number one on the Billboard charts. That feat happened thirty years ago, in March 1987, barely four months after its release. Coming off this anniversary, it’s only fitting to revisit this classic MTV plug from 1986. It’s a quick, thirty-second freestyle while walking down what […]

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‘The John Lamb’ Tanks After Six Months in Orchard Street’s Sago Hotel

Posted March 27, 2017 at 5:04 am

The John Lamb tanked, and is now permanently out of commission after less than a year. Lights are off and furniture left for dead. We’re told proprietor Joseph Valentine ended operations a week and a half ago. Thus concludes three years of planning – including the potential opening on Essex Street – and a paltry six […]

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‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Jumps Into Busy LES Scoop Scene with Orchard Street Shop

Posted March 23, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Lower East Side ice cream scene, having seen a bevy of activity this winter, just got another scoop, as it were. Orchard Street, behold Sam’s Fried Ice Cream. (No, not Sam the haberdasher.) In less than two weeks, the small business will christen the ground level of 37 Orchard Street, previously home to vintage […]

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Second Suspect in Post-Pianos Pummeling on Orchard Street is Arrested

Posted March 17, 2017 at 8:24 am

The second suspect in the vicious Orchard Street beating caught on tape has been arrested, police said. The collar of 23-year-old Shachin Gauchan yesterday followed mere hours after his pal, Nawang Choying (both are Queens natives), was also brought in on felony gang assault charges. According to the New York Post, Choying provided information that […]

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Suspect Arrested in Connection to Brutal Orchard Street Beatdown

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

One of the suspects involved in the vicious beating of a 24-year-old man on Orchard Street last week (March 10) was arrested by the 7th Precinct last night. Detectives arrested Nawang Choying, and charged him with felony gang assault, police said. The second perp involved in the fight is still at large, but was identified […]

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LES Partnership Seeks Expansion of the ‘100 Gates Project’ into Upper Manhattan and Staten Island

Posted March 15, 2017 at 5:05 am

The 100 Gates Project is growing out of its birth neighborhood and namesake mural count. In other words, the initiative is expanding beyond the Lower East Side and higher than the century mark in its title. According to a recent job posting by project organizers at the Lower East Side Partnership, the plan is to […]

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Brutal Orchard Street Beating Began as a Fight Inside Pianos Nightclub

Posted March 14, 2017 at 5:03 am

In another sign that Pianos is not the music hub it once was, the club has now been implicated in that brutal beating around the corner on Orchard Street last week. The 24-year-old victim, William Franco, knew his attackers from an altercation at the Ludlow Street venue. Franco and his two future attackers reportedly got into a tussle inside […]

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Cops Seek 2 Suspects who Chased, then Viciously Beat up Man on Orchard Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Apparently, the wave of violence on the Lower East Side has yet to break. The latest is the 24-year-old man who was viciously beaten in Hell Square early Friday morning. At approximately 3am, two assailants reportedly chased the William Franco north on Orchard Street, and caught up to him between Stanton and Rivington. The duo […]

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This Clip Shows the Lower East Side in its Bygone Glory, Circa 1976 [VIDEO]

Last modified March 9, 2017 at 9:50 pm

Let’s rewind the tape to 1976… What follows is a reel that captures ordinary life on the Lower East Side at the time. Filmed as part of a travel guide for British audiences – Destination America by Thames TV – the short video begins at the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, and hits all […]

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‘Bing Kitchen’ Closes Orchard Street Snack Shop with Plans of Relocating

Posted March 2, 2017 at 5:10 am

The Lower East Side apparently isn’t ready for Chinese staple Jianbing. Its singular outpost, Bing Kitchen, will reportedly relocate after less than a year serving on Orchard Street. A handwritten “store closing” sign is taped to the front door. Co-owner Aaron Gallentine confirmed the move in an email, noting that Bing Kitchen outgrew the space. […]

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