Orchard Street

Adidas Launches Limited Edition Max Fish Sneakers Celebrating 30 Years of the Bar

Posted July 9, 2019 at 5:00 am

When Max Fish first opened on Ludlow Street in 1989, it quickly became a favored hangout of downtown skateboarders. Now, years removed from its original location, the rebooted dive bar has teamed up with adidas to create a “super limited run” of skater kicks. Dubbed “Max Fish Campus ADV,” the collaborative shoe comes with a […]

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Former Orchard Street Ramen Shop Gets ‘Skin Contact’ with New Wine Bar

Posted July 2, 2019 at 5:06 am

We’d all but given up on 76 Orchard Street. The retail unit has been vacant and for lease since late-2015. All these years later, a new occupant. You may have noticed the open doors of late. The most obvious signal. A new establishment with an intriguing name is moving in. Dubbed Skin Contact, the newcomer […]

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Breaking: Heavy Fire on the Roof of 165 Orchard Street [Updated]

Last modified June 29, 2019 at 3:14 pm

Shortly after 11am, a fire broke out on the roof of 165 Orchard Street. Heavy smoke was seen billowing into the sky from all points of the Lower East Side. Firefighters responded, reportedly searched, and found no injuries at this time. It’s unclear what sparked this blaze. Tar beach is certainly closed for the duration. Drop […]

On Orchard Street, ‘There’ is No More; Named Tzarevna Instead

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:07 am

With a name like There, it’s no wonder ownership decided to change the identity of their Orchard Street wine bar. There is henceforth known as Tzarevna. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo on Clinton Street (among others), is behind the newcomer concept, which serves tapas-style “new Russian cuisine.” Menu includes items […]

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Kallmeyer Fashionwear Boutique Takes Over 83 Orchard Street

Posted June 7, 2019 at 5:03 am

Where a gallery once stood, trendy clothing will soon live. Indeed, it’s more upscaling for the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street. Kallmeyer recently signed a lease for Orchard Street, occupied the previous five years by the Muriel Guépin Gallery. The eponymous fashion brand, founded by South African native Daniella Kallmeyer, sells women’s clothing and […]

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Street Seat and Bike Corral Installed Outside Cafe Kaja and Dudley’s

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Most of the Orchard Street block between Grand and Broome is now cordoned off for pedestrian use. The familiar flexible bollards and tan pavement paint recently arrived, marking the advent of a street seat and bike corral combo. Department of Transportation and the Lower East Side Partnership proposed the curbside amenity last year in tandem […]

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Newcomer ‘DIU Tea’ Prints Your Selfie in Bubble Tea Foam

Posted May 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

For three years, the south store of 160 Orchard street has been largely barren. Bereft of permanence in a favor of rotating pop-up shops peddling “experiences.” (Including the one to test out vibrators.) Well, the landlord finally caught one. The real estate is now dedicated to slinging bubble tea with a new shop called DIU […]

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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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‘The First Time I Saw The Ramones’ at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Photographer Tom Hearn spent the night of July 22, 1976 at the Acadia Ballroom in New Haven, Connecticut. Attending at the behest of friend Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk Magazine, that was the first time he saw the Ramones play live. And he captured it on film for posterity. Now, those images are on display […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens in the Lobby of Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street continues to refine its public-facing lobby operation. Three years ago, the 22-room boutique lodge installed a cafe and juice bar, offering goods from area businesses. That endeavor lasted until a couple months ago, when the operation went dark. Not anymore. The proverbial lights are back on, and now […]

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