Orchard Street

Twin Tenements on Orchard Street Hit the Market for First time in 90 Years

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:08 am

The dominoes continue to fall. Two conjoined, through-block tenements in Hell Square just hit the market last week, 159-161 Orchard Street (aka 164-166 Allen). If the broker-babble is to be believed, then this is the first time to market for these properties in some ninety years. The buildings are pitched as an investment with significant […]

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Bareburger Lower East Side Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:07 am

The East Village branch of Bareburger completed its relocation to 173 Orchard Street this week, and is now open for business. The organic burger joint soft launched last night, but makes it official starting today. Matt Kouskalis, who owns the four Bareburger locations in Manhattan, cited rising rents as impetus behind the move from Second […]

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Las’ Lap Now Serving at the Former Norman’s Cay on Orchard Street

Posted May 9, 2018 at 5:02 am

Norman’s Cay has found a permanent replacement, the seventh business at 74 Orchard Street since 2008. Co-founders Ryan Chadwick and Callum McLaughlin sold the assets last fall to one John Belle. Community Board 3 approved the corporate change in September 2017. Now, the buyer has opened a new lounge. Here comes Las’ Lap, next in […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Closes Down, Cites Construction Woes Next Door

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, one of the longer running businesses on the Lower East Side, just faded into the night. The small local business closed up shop yesterday evening after eleven years at 192 Orchard Street. Principal cause of demise was the constant construction next door on Ben Shaoul’s new luxury condo development. It’s turned the […]

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‘Korean Elixirs’ to Replace Coffee at Former Lost Weekend on Orchard Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Orchard Street surf-style coffee shop, Lost Weekend, shuttered in February 2016. Its old storefront has been on the market ever since without any bites. That will soon change, though. In recent weeks, we’ve seen suitors (in suits) checking out the glass box commercial unit. The uptick in activity ultimately yielded the arrival of something tentatively […]

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It’s Been Nine Years Since Good World Bar Closed on Orchard Street

Posted April 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month marked nine years since Good World bar passed. Before DLJ Real Estate Partners spent $36 million on the Jarmulowsky Bank for its new (overdue) hotel, and the eastern terminus of Canal Street became hot; before Fat Radish, Bar Belly, Dimes, and Bacaro; before even Les Enfants Terribles (since relocated) when hosiery shops […]

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Una Pizza Napoletano Marks the spot Ahead of Orchard Street Opening

Posted April 26, 2018 at 5:01 am

Pizza maestro Anthony Mangieri officially returns to the city next week with his trendy Una Pizza Napolitano. For this third go-round, the restaurant has chosen the Lower East Side. Bright red neon lettering now illuminates the entrance of 175 Orchard Street ahead of the Monday opening (April 30). Upon debut, the 72-seat Una Pizza Napoletana […]

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First Warm Saturday of Season Sees Brawl Outside Hair of the Dog

Last modified April 17, 2018 at 10:43 pm

The first warm days of the spring season each year are usually catalyst for violence on the Lower East Side. Like clockwork. Saturday night in Hell Square was certainly no exception. The evening apparently kickstarted with reports of a “large,” bloody brawl that took place outside Hair of the Dog at 168 Orchard Street. Several […]

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‘Kaikagetsu’ Japanese Haunt Eyes Former Wassail Spot on Orchard Street

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Another hopeful is queued for a Hell Square haunt. This time, a Japanese restaurant is on track to take over 162 Orchard Street, formerly occupied the previous three years by the Wassail cider bar. One Tomoyuki Iwanami plans to unveil a ten-table affair called Kaikagetsu that focuses on cuisine stylings from the Hida Takayama region. […]

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‘Boys Don’t Cry’ over Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an inactive few weeks, the space formerly known as Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street is back. As a total reimagining, too. Boys Don’t Cry flips the former fast-casual restaurant into an Instagram-friendly bar. Pretty much the same layout. And the multi-colored neon chickens remain in the windows. Ownership of the new venture is not […]

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