Orchard Street

Black Tree Reboot ‘Raw Material’ Evicted from Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:12 am

For the second time in two years, the Health Department wielded its hammer at 131 Orchard Street. Only this time, for Raw Material (nee Black Tree), it wasn’t a mouse infestation. In an apparent coordinated hit by the Health Department and the State of New York Workers’ Compensation Board, inspectors recently shut down the eight-month-old Raw […]

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‘Regina’s’ Brings Italian Sandwiches and Imported Goods to Lower Orchard Street

Posted May 18, 2017 at 5:00 am

There’s a new sandwich shop to speak of on lower Orchard Street. Where Georgia’s Vintage once peddled vintage, a throwback deli counter called Regina’s is poised to open. The brown-paper window shades were deposed this week to reveal the new store, complete with hex-tiled floors and shelves of dry goods. Regina’s also incorporates the ghost […]

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City Council Candidates to Discuss Preservation at ‘Candidate Night’ this Evening

Posted May 1, 2017 at 5:09 am

The Lower East Side Preservation Initiative along with sister organizations are hosting a “Candidate Night on Historic Preservation Issues” – a topic all too fitting in the neighborhood’s current real estate climate. The meeting will allow candidates for New York City Council Districts 1 and 2 to get on their soapboxes and expound on their vision […]

‘Galerie Perrotin’ Opens at Orchard Street’s Beckenstein Building Tomorrow

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

Over at 130 Orchard Street, gone is the plywood and daily train of dumpsters at curbside. This gallery is ready to roll. Only partially complete – construction has been ongoing since the fall – the ambitious new outpost of Galerie Perrotin debuts tomorrow at the Beckenstein building on Orchard Street. The ground floor of the five-level showroom […]

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Orchard Hell Building Snags ‘Jump Into the Light’ Retail VR Experience

Last modified April 22, 2017 at 10:54 pm

In the base or the year-old Hotel Indigo (aka Orchard Hell Building), the struggle to rope in any retail of substance continues. Ben Shaoul signed up for a temporary stay at 180 Orchard Street about nine months ago to help sell condos at his Bereket-killing development next door. It’s still there, sparsely populated, yet acting […]

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‘Killion’ Kills off Orchard Street Boutique After Less Than 2 Years

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:13 am

Another Orchard Street boutique bites the dust. Killion killed off its Lower East Side store a couple weeks ago without much notice to the neighborhood. The silent shutter frees up one of three retail spaces at 145 Orchard, an address familiar with high turnover (aka “Orchard Estate”). Killion debuted at Orchard Street in August 2015, peddling “modern […]

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Wendy Mink Parts with ‘Popped’ to Create ‘Project Platform NYC’ on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:17 am

LES Popped is pooped. The refugee retailer recently parted ways with 72 Orchard Street, where it maintained a short-lived marketplace partnership with Wendy Mink Jewelry. That relationship, forged last October, concluded earlier this month. Brick-and-mortar no more. In the wake of its departure, Wendy Mink Jewelry soldiers on, having teamed up with Chicago jeweler Robin […]

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Hanksy Takes on Child Refugees with Mickey Mouse Mural on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

On the Orchard Street wall space where anti-Trump sentiments are du-jour, a new mural with another political statement just materialized. Street artist Hanksy, who basically owned this spot for months with his poop-themed “Dump Trump” piece, took a different tack. It’s a collection of life jackets – one of which branded with Mickey Mouse – […]

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‘Butcher Bar’ Bows this Week on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

Three months ago, we first broke news that the Queens-based Butcher Bar was planning a Lower East Side smokehouse. Subsequent weeks brought small changes to the facade of 146 Orchard Street – a neon here, a velvet curtain and window leafing there. Its debut is now days away. Employees at the Astoria outpost tell us that […]

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After Delay, ‘Sam’s Fried Ice Cream’ Flagship Opens on Orchard Street This Weekend

Posted April 12, 2017 at 5:12 am

The opening of Sam’s Fried Ice Cream on Orchard Street has been delayed another two weeks. Last month, we noted the arrival of branded signage at 37 Orchard Street, former home of vintage purveyor La Petite Mort. Initial launch had been pegged at April 2, but failed to materialize. Reason given – inspections. “Sorry for […]

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