Orchard Street

Guerrilla Plaques Document Offbeat LES Cultural Spaces of the ’90s and ‘00s

Posted November 8, 2019 at 5:08 am

We’ve written a lot of articles in recent years about how one has to look a bit harder to find underground art, performance and just plain wonderful weirdness in the hyper-gentrified Lower East Side climate. Recently, anonymously made plaques appeared with the histories of some beloved performance and art spaces from the 1990s and early […]

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Hawk This: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]

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‘GoNightclubbing’ Punk Exhibit Comes to the 72 Gallery

Posted October 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

The duo behind the GoNightclubbing punk rock canon are dusting off the archives for another public viewing. This time at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street. It’s the perfect match, given the gallery’s milieu is punk. Dubbed “She Got a TV Eye on Me,” the exhibit is a curation of video, photographs, and ephemera shot […]

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MOSCOT Opens Los Angeles Store in First Ever US Expansion

Posted October 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

For the first time in its 104-year history, MOSCOT is expanding its stateside footprint. Located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood, the newly opened annex is a “continuation of the brand’s rich history steeped in New York City tradition.” The building is sheathed in yellow and emblazoned with the iconic MOSCOT eyes while driving down […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns this Weekend for Another Outing

Posted October 3, 2019 at 5:06 am

It’s that time of year again – time to dust off those sweater bins and wait on line for a briney cucumber at the 19th annual Lower East Side Pickle Day. The festival has grown exponentially over the last few years – a souring affair for those who queued all the way down Rivington Street […]

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Woman Seeks Help to Find Engagement Ring Near the Slipper Room

Posted October 1, 2019 at 5:15 am

A woman lost her engagement ring on Friday night in the general vicinity of the Slipper Room. Her sister took to Twitter to spread the word, and perhaps locate anyone with more info. Apparently the jewelry was her fiancé’s family heirloom, which belonged to his great grandmother. The Tweet has gained much traction since Sunday, […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Begins Build-Out at Former Mission Cantina

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in years, 172 Orchard Street is seeing some activity in the ground floor retail. Not since Mission Cantina closed down in December 2016 has there been movement. Instead, just a revolving door of suitors considering the space. And a never-ending supply of storefront graffiti. Now, renovations are afoot. Restaurateur Helen Nguyen […]

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Shear Luck: FRED Salon Finds Refuge in the East Village

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

Another retail victim to report on upper Orchard Street. The FRED.nyc hair salon is now gone. According to signage on the shuttered security gate at 192 Orchard, the five-year-old business recently relocated to the East Village. The move to 40 East Third Street was a long time coming for eponymous owner Fred Connors, who braved […]

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DOT ‘Street Seat’ Goes Live Outside Dudley’s on Orchard Street

Posted August 15, 2019 at 5:03 am

Just in time for the forthcoming return of Dudley’s, Orchard Street now boasts a new row of public seating. Beside another recently installed bike corral. And it’s all part of the city’s Street Seat program. More than a half-dozen tables and chairs are stationed between the corner of Broome down to Cafe Katja. As previously […]

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CVS will Open in Hell Square on August 25

Posted August 13, 2019 at 5:05 am

CVS is less than two weeks from opening another location on the Lower East Side. And, as such, Hell Square is now bookended by corporate pharmacies. The illuminated store signage made its way to the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston Streets. You know, the chi-chi eleven-story condoplex developed by controversial landlord Ben Shaoul. […]

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