Orchard Street

The Fight for our Democracy Starts Close to Home by Voting for Community Board Term Limits [OP-ED]

Posted November 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

In a time of fear that our democracy is slipping away, we comfort ourselves thinking that, in this corner of the country, our voices will be heard. Yet all too often, New Yorkers instead face a demoralizing system that serves up a healthy dose of cynicism. That is what dozens of Chinatown and Lower East […]

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Big Showing for Lower East Side in Michelin Bib Gourmands 2019

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:02 am

On Tuesday, Michelin announced the winners of the 2019 Bib Gourmand, essentially a “consolation prize list” for those restaurants that didn’t receive a star rating. It’s an award “reserved for a select number of restaurants rated by Michelin’s team of anonymous food inspectors, denoting establishments where diners can enjoy a great meal for a good […]

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Fashion Brand ‘SNIDEL’ Takes Space on Orchard Street

Posted October 23, 2018 at 5:04 am

One year ago, loungewear brand Gelato Pique opened a holiday pop-up shop at 144 Orchard Street. The goal was to generate short-term growth on a path to permanence. They ended up staying; however the store closed last month in anticipation of relaunch just a block south. Awning is already installed at 125 Orchard Street, in what […]

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City Council Holds Public Hearing Today on ‘Small Business Jobs Survival Act’

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:02 am

After languishing for over thirty years, a lifeline might be thrown to struggling small business owners. City Council later today is holding a public hearing for the polarizing Small Business Jobs Survival Act. Only in the last couple years has the forsaken legislation gained traction, owed in large part to the #SaveNYC grassroots campaign founded […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel License Sails through CB3, Despite Local Opposition

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

When block associations don’t work together, the residents lose. That’s essentially the narrative behind the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and the approval of its liquor license last week. Dozens of residents attended the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting last Tuesday in opposition to the hotel’s food and beverage plans at 9 Orchard Street. Namely, to […]

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‘A. Turen’ Boutique Returns to Hell Square After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The A. Turen Boutique shuttered its Stanton Street store last January after five years at the corner of Allen. This was expected, as tombstone leasing signage – courtesy of Icon Realty Management – has been hanging in the front windows of number 85 for over a year. The signage accompanied a torrent of online listings […]

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Remember When You Could Actually Get a Pickle on Pickle Day?

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Seems like a no-brainer question – remember when you could actually buy a pickle at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Festival? Back when the party spanned the single block of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand, in front of Guss’ Pickles. Ever since the business improvement district turned the yearly event into a trendy […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns for 18th Season

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

The annually celebrated Lower East Side Pickle Day is returning to Orchard Street this Sunday (October 14). As usual, the event will span the three-block pedestrian mall between Delancey and East Houston Streets. Banners advertising the forthcoming Pickle Day – the eighteenth iteration – were attached to light poles along Orchard Street last month. Once […]

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Neighbors Fear ‘Runaway Nightlife’ with Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel’s 9 Different Venues

Posted October 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

The corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is the latest battlefield in the fight against encroaching nightlife on the eastern front of Chinatown. Area locals are digging in. At hand is the hotel liquor license application for the myriad venues planned inside the Jarmulowsky Bank building. DLJ Real Estate Partners, owner and developer of the […]

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Butcher Bar Smoked out of Hell Square

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:10 am

Butcher Bar was on the chopping block, and couldn’t survive the fierce conditions in Hell Square. The Queens-based barbecue joint shuttered its Lower East Side location Sunday evening after a year-and-a-half stint on Orchard Street. The establishment did not immediately return our request for comment. Butcher Bar is the latest in a string of short-lived […]

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