Orchard Street

The Designer Boutique that Took Over an Orchard Street Laundromat

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:02 am

A former laundromat on Orchard Street is now an upscale designer boutique. Chinatown native Sandy Liang transformed the old Orchard Cleaner and Laundromat at 28 Orchard, which shuttered one year ago, into a flagship store for her eponymous brand. It opened a couple months ago. The brick-and-mortar space measures 1,500 square-feet, and was a labor […]

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Judge Tosses Lawsuit Opposing Blue Moon Homeless Shelter on Orchard Street

Posted February 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Blue Moon Hotel will become a temporary homeless shelter, as a community-based lawsuit opposing the action was overruled. In January, three nearby landlords, two residents, and a restaurant collectively filed suit to block the transformation of the Orchard Street hotel to help ease pandemic-related overcrowding at city shelters. However, Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Frank […]

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Bar Belly Expands Next Door with ‘Carlotta’

Posted February 8, 2021 at 5:06 am

Bar Belly, the three-year-old nightspot on lower Orchard Street, just annexed the space next door. Principals Tommy Mendes and Mauricio Garrett are poised to open a new 44-seat eatery called Carlotta. According to application materials submitted to Community Board 3, the team seeks a full liquor license for the establishment. The food focus is on […]

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City’s Blue Moon Homeless Shelter on Orchard Street Opens this Month

Posted February 5, 2021 at 5:00 am

The controversial conversion of the Blue Moon Hotel to a homeless shelter is happening, but the opening date has been delayed. Lawyers for a group of Lower East Side residents and business owners, who filed suit to stop the shelter, revealed in a letter to a judge Wednesday that the city said it is delaying the […]

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No Idols NYC Opens Tattoo Parlor in Jimmy Webb’s Old Orchard Street Store

Last modified January 27, 2021 at 8:00 pm

Threads to ink is the storyline at 75 Orchard Street. The former home of I Need More – the punk rock boutique founded by the late Jimmy Webb – is now a tattoo parlor. No Idols NYC just opened an annex at 75 Orchard after spending four years on the Bowery, the storied birthplace of […]

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State Suspends Dudley’s Liquor License Over Sidewalk Dining Enclosures

Posted January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

The State Liquor Authority wielded its hammer last weekend, summarily suspending the liquor license of Dudley’s on Orchard Street. At issue was the sprawling street eatery constructed by the business, which wraps the corner of Broome Street. Inspectors paid a visit on January 15, and witnessed forty-five patrons “dining within inside enclosures located on the […]

‘Open Streets’ Town Hall Yields More Questions than Answers

Last modified January 14, 2021 at 11:33 am

Tuesday night’s Town Hall on Open Restaurants and Open Streets, hosted by Community Boards 3 and 6 – left residents with more questions than answers regarding the long-term impact these pandemic-era health and economic neighborhood solutions have on a post-COVID city. However, the online meetup did bring a wide scope of information in terms of […]

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Little Gio’s Pizza Rolls up Orchard Street Outpost

Posted January 13, 2021 at 5:01 am

One less pizzeria for Hell Square. Little Gio’s Pizza recently closed down its Orchard Street annex. Token butcher paper in the windows signals the end of this road. The expansion outpost of the First Avenue pizzeria lasted about a year. It replaced the locals favorite, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, which shuttered in May 2018 thanks to […]

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LES Neighbors Sue NYC to Stop Conversion of Blue Moon Hotel to Homeless Shelter

Posted January 8, 2021 at 5:00 am

The Blue Moon Hotel is singing the blues after a group of local landlords this week took legal action against the city to stop its conversion into a homeless shelter. The owner of the boutique hotel at 100 Orchard Street – perennially for sale without takers – is apparently planning to lease the space to […]

Landlord Jumps in for Liquor License After Pizza Beach Closure [Updated]

Last modified January 7, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Pizza Beach is cooked, for sure. The five-year-old eatery dismantled its sidewalk structure and packed up the dining room earlier this month. Not to return. And there is already a replacement, according to application materials submitted to Community Board 3. The landlord, Sherr Equities (Orchard Flavor Partners) plans to open a nightlife establishment here. Update: […]

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