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‘GoNightclubbing’ with Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong at The 72 Gallery [INTERVIEW]

Last modified November 19, 2019 at 10:38 am

Thirty-nine years ago, a new nightclub called Danceteria featured a video installation which recreating a suburban living room. The twist was that the giant old-school TV, housed in a mid-century wood cabinet, wasn’t playing reruns of I Love Lucy. Instead, there was a live feed of bands such as Iggy Pop, The Dead Boys, and […]

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Little Gio’s Pizza Expands with Orchard Street Outpost

Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

An East Village pizzeria is making its way south into Hell Square. Little Gio’s, which currently holds down a parlor on 1st Avenue, just announced its expansion a few blocks south to 194 Orchard Street. The five-year-old business took over, and installed the requisite signage atop the shuttered gate. The space had been vacant in […]

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‘Good Luck’ Runs out for Orchard Street Massage Parlor, Busted for Prostitution

Posted November 11, 2019 at 5:06 am

It appears the Good Luck Spa on Orchard Street ran afoul of the law. Shuttered by court order due to alleged prostitution. (And therefore perpetuating the stereotype of illicit Chinatown massage parlors.) The business, which relocated here from Grand Street four years ago, was ordered closed by court order last Thursday. Stickers on the drawn […]

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Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

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Hawk This: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]

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‘GoNightclubbing’ Punk Exhibit Comes to the 72 Gallery

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

The duo behind the GoNightclubbing punk rock canon are dusting off the archives for another public viewing. This time at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street. It’s the perfect match, given the gallery’s milieu is punk. Dubbed “She Got a TV Eye on Me,” the exhibit is a curation of video, photographs, and ephemera shot […]

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MOSCOT Opens Los Angeles Store in First Ever US Expansion

Posted October 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the first time in its 104-year history, MOSCOT is expanding its stateside footprint. Located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, the newly opened annex is a “continuation of the brand’s rich history steeped in New York City tradition.” The building is sheathed in yellow and emblazoned with the iconic MOSCOT eyes while driving down […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns this Weekend for Another Outing

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:06 am

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off those sweater bins and wait on line for a briney cucumber at the 19th annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The festival has grown exponentially over the last few years – a souring affair for those who queued all the way down Rivington Street […]

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Woman Seeks Help to Find Engagement Ring Near the Slipper Room

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:15 am

A woman lost her engagement ring on Friday night in the general vicinity of the Slipper Room. Her sister took to Twitter to spread the word, and perhaps locate anyone with more info. Apparently the jewelry was her fiancé’s family heirloom, which belonged to his great grandmother. The Tweet has gained much traction since Sunday, […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Begins Build-Out at Former Mission Cantina

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in years, 172 Orchard Street is seeing some activity in the ground floor retail. Not since Mission Cantina closed down in December 2016 has there been movement. Instead, just a revolving door of suitors considering the space. And a never-ending supply of storefront graffiti. Now, renovations are afoot. Restaurateur Helen Nguyen […]

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