Orchard Street

CW Pencil Enterprise Reopens on Orchard Street this Friday

Posted October 17, 2017 at 5:16 am

The so-called “purveyors of superior graphite” are readying their illustrious return to the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise just announced that the store will resume retail operations at the new Orchard Street digs this Friday. The change of scenery was owed to interior remodeling at its old Forsyth Street location. Renovations reportedly created a […]

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Scenes from Yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

Last modified October 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday afternoon, mere hours after a woman was shot nearby, the Lower East Side Pickle Day took up residence along the northern third of Orchard Street. Attracting throngs of tourists to Hell Square, as is the case each year. Even the Pickle Guys’ Grand Street location was jam-packed throughout the afternoon, handling the party overflow… The […]

Slash Reps Jimmy Webb’s ‘I Need More’ Rock Boutique at MSG Show

Posted October 13, 2017 at 5:03 am

Retail newcomer I Need More scored a high-profile advertising partner upon its opening this week thanks to Guns N’ Roses. Indeed, the one and only Slash became a brand ambassador for the new Lower East Side rock boutique. An eagle-eyed reader at the Wednesday night MSG show noticed that the guitarist extraordinaire donned a t-shirt […]

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Dine and Dasher Caught on Camera at Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted October 11, 2017 at 5:02 am

Nom Wah Tu just debuted on Orchard Street and it’s already attracting some of the wrong customers. Ownership yesterday posted surveillance video of “dine and dashers” at the restaurant. “If you know these punks, let them know they can come back and pay for their meal anytime, the Instagram entry reads. They also warned fellow […]

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Rosario’s Pizza will Return this Week After DOH Closure, Owner Says

Posted October 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Rosario’s Pizza is on the mend and will return in the coming days. Longtime owner Sal Bartolomeo informed us that the local slice standby – mandated closed by the Department of Health last month – should reopen on Stanton Street “this week.” The city agency had shuttered the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor allegedly for “operating without […]

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Jimmy Webb’s ‘I Need More’ Launches Next Week on Orchard Street

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:07 am

You need more, and Jimmy Webb has you covered. Webb, the primary buyer for and longtime manager of Trash and Vaudeville, is just under a week from opening his own rock-and-roll lifestyle boutique. As previously reported, I Need More signed a lease for the ground level of 75 Orchard, the former home of the Dressing […]

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‘Under One Roof’ with the Immigrant Families of the Tenement Museum

Last modified October 4, 2017 at 10:52 pm

With the topic of immigration dominating the national conversation, we were extremely interested in the press preview of a new exhibit at the Tenement Museum “Under One Roof” is a permanent exhibit immersing visitors in the real-life stories of modern era immigrant, refugee and migrant families from different parts of the world. Based on oral […]

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‘Whynot Coffee’ on Orchard Street May Grind to Halt as Contra Principal Seeks Pizzeria

Posted September 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

Whynot Coffee may soon grind to a halt. It would appear that the concept at 175 Orchard Street isn’t sustainable in the enormous space without a proper liquor license. To that end, the 2,000 square-foot store is now on the market, courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Current rent is $16,400 per month with 12 years left […]

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‘Bar Belly’ Bounces Back on Orchard Street

Posted September 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

The end-of-summer housekeeping recently concluded at Bar Belly on Orchard Street. The establishment reopened to the public last week after a brief hiatus. The five-year-old bar, conceived and formerly known as Leadbelly, shut down in early August for renovations. Window scrawls at the time read, “working on our beach bod; having a facelift.” Now it […]

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Rosario’s Pizza is Shuttered by the Health Department

Posted September 26, 2017 at 5:00 am

Rosario’s Pizza, the fifty-four-year-old pizza parlor at Orchard and Stanton Streets, is currently closed. The Department of Health paid a visit to the establishment last week and promptly ordered it shut for “operating without a permit.” The mandatory DOH sticker is pasted into the corner entrance of the restaurant, gates are shuttered, and the chairs sit […]