Orchard Street

Landlord Michael Shah Nabs Sago Hotel on Orchard Street for $8.5M

Posted June 30, 2021 at 5:01 am

Controversial landlord Michael Shah has a new Lower East Side property in his proverbial quiver. This time it’s a Hell Square hotel. Shah purchased the Sago Hotel at 120 Allen Street back in April for $8.5 million, city records show. With the acquisition, the owner-developer (DelShah Capital) now boasts two properties across from one another […]

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Owners Struggle to Keep Blue Moon Hotel Alive on Orchard Street

Posted June 24, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Blue Moon Hotel is trying desperately at a revival after a challenging few years topped by the pandemic freefall. Most recently, historic 100 Orchard Street had been in the news for its potential conversion to a homeless shelter. The stream of negative headlines and pressure from the community forced the hotel to cave, and […]

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Mictlan Mexico Brings Orchard Street South of the Border

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

There is a new taqueria on the Lower East Side. Natalin Perez, who currently operates Haab out in Brooklyn, just lifted the curtains on her new project. The fifteen-table restaurant at 17 Orchard Street, Mictlan Mexico. It takes the reins from the Fat Radish, which spent ten years serving the neighborhood before the pandemic chased […]

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Fix the Hell Square Chaos: An Open Letter to CB3 and Elected Officials

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

The following open letter was written by a concerned resident of Hell Square who wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer, Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council member Margaret Chin, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Borough […]

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Post-Pandemic Hell Square Rings True at Hair of the Dog

Last modified June 14, 2021 at 6:48 am

Hell Square is back to its normal self, reviving the weekend chaos after a marginal break during pandemic times. Residents note that this past Saturday night was particularly hellish, and headquartered outside Hair of the Dog on Orchard Street. There, in the middle of the street, someone installed a powerful three-foot-high portable speaker and proceeded […]

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Orchard Street Boutique Damaged by Car Collision Raises Over $10K to Rebuild

Posted May 28, 2021 at 5:03 am

This past Monday, a home goods boutique on Orchard Street was devastated when the driver of a Toyota Camry barreled into its store. November 19, as the establishment is called, had only opened at 37 Orchard three weeks earlier, and is now picking up the literal pieces. Damage to its inventory was extensive, so ownership took […]

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Tenement Museum Reopens June 12 with Orchard Street Block Party

Posted May 27, 2021 at 5:07 am

Fresh off its year-long pandemic sidelining, the Tenement Museum is poised to reopen on June 12. The Lower East Side institution will mark the occasion with a block party at its Orchard Street doorstep. The grand reopening event starts at noon on Saturday, June 12, with live entertainment, giveaways and brand-new programming, including the “Reclaiming […]

Moscot Family Buys Walkup Down the Block from Orchard Street Store

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

Eight years after the MOSCOT flagship store crossed the Delancey divide, the family acquired property just down the block.  Public records show that Harvey Moscot, fourth-generation owner and CEO of the century-old eyewear brand, purchased the five-story walkup at 94 Orchard Street. The deal closed earlier this month, under the shell name of SGEN, LLC, […]

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Toyota Camry Barrels Through Orchard Street Shop

Posted May 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

Shattered dreams on Orchard Street yesterday. Long story short, the car ended up inside the store, Blues Brothers style. Shortly before 4:00pm, police responded to a call about a Toyota Camry (with Virginia plates) that barreled through the glass storefront of 37 Orchard Street. Ending up in the showroom of area newcomer November 19, a chic […]

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Decades-Old Orchard Street Haberdasher Back on the Market

Posted May 18, 2021 at 5:08 am

On the block for more than sixty years, the Global International menswear store is again up for grabs. The haberdashery has been on and off the market a few times since 2017. Four years ago, furor ensued after we posted a story about its possible closure. Egged on by the appearance of a Misrahi leasing […]

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