Orchard Street

Scoop it up: ‘BIVE’ Revives Ice Cream at 95 Orchard Street

Posted September 5, 2018 at 5:07 am

After a brief flirtation with popcorn, 95 Orchard Street is returning to its (recent) roots. Back to ice cream. Contractors building out the space tell us that a new “healthy” ice cream company called BIVE is on the way. Not much is known just yet about this business, but expected debut is sometime later this […]

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Equinox Gym Debuts on ‘Dusty Streets’ of the Lower East Side

Last modified August 30, 2018 at 5:49 pm

Here it is. Thought you’d never see the day when an Equinox gym would open on the Lower East Side? Well, it finally happened this week at Ben Shaoul’s condoplex at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. This 30,000 square-foot Equinox spans three levels, and “taps into the always-on energy of this legendary […]

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10 Years on, ‘By Robert James’ Fights for its Survival on Orchard Street

Posted August 14, 2018 at 5:06 am

Upscale men’s haberdasher, By Robert James, is on its last legs. Fighting for survival a mere three weeks shy of its tenth anniversary on Orchard Street. Due to exhorbitant rent costs and mounting factory debts – goods are manufactured in Manhattan – eponymous owner Robert James has taken to GoFundMe for relief. The crowdfunding campaign […]

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‘Fox & Jane’ Salon Renovates OG Orchard Street Space [Updated]

Last modified August 8, 2018 at 8:42 pm

[Updated] Fox & Jane Salon – born on the Lower East Side seven years ago – just completed a renovation project, not closing its 154 Orchard Street space. Its onetime flagship is now masked behind a curtain of brown paper. Fox & Jane has held down a Chinatown space (“Fox & Jane Bowery”) for almost […]

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Fancy Fragrance Shop ‘Aedes Perfumery’ Moves to Orchard Street

Posted July 31, 2018 at 5:02 am

After spending twenty-three years in the West Village, a highfalutin fragrance shop just planted a flag on the Lower East Side. Aedes Perfumery, founded in 1995, shut down its long-running shop on Greenwich Avenue at the end of June and moved crosstown to 16 Orchard Street. Their new boutique replaces the luxury leather shop, Billykirk, […]

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Target and the Tale of Two (Storefront) Tributes

Last modified July 27, 2018 at 7:13 am

Anyone still disgusted by the marketing gimmicks of Target’s new Alphabet City store should head on down to Orchard Street for James and Karla Murray’s “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” photography exhibit to see how a proper homage to the New York City storefront is done. The couple’s storefront-persevering photography exhibition opened just days […]

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Cupola Lookout and Roof Deck for the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel

Posted July 26, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over five years after the Jarmulowsky Bank Building changed hands, the thirteen-story property is still on its journey to luxury boutique hotel. Opening is far on the horizon, though. In the meantime, developer DLJ Real Estate Partners is apparently still refining plans. Architects tasked with the conversion project now seek a “special permit to modify […]

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Orchard Street Gets Another Tattoo Parlor with ‘Evil and Love’

Posted July 23, 2018 at 5:04 am

With the eponymous gallery at 33 Orchard Street having departed this past spring, art of another kind is now operational in its stead. Skin art. Evil and Love Tattoo just set up shop here, one block above Canal Street. Evil and Love is a high-end tattoo parlor (with skateboards and apparel) founded five years ago […]

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Fatta Cuckoo Vet Wants ‘There’ to be a Bar at 154 Orchard Street

Last modified July 17, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Georgian-style eatery Red Compass lost its way, and ultimately pulled the plug on 154 Orchard Street last December. Now, seven months after its demise, a fresh face is on the block. Ricky Dolinsky, former chef de cuisine of long-gone Fatta Cuckoo from Clinton Street (among others), is angling to open here. The establishment is called “There,” […]

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Hell Square ‘Hemp Garden’ on the Way

Posted July 12, 2018 at 5:09 am

It appears the retail vape craze shows little sign of slowing in Hell Square. The latest entrant is the so-called Hemp Garden. Hemp Garden takes over from boutique Yaf Sparkle, which exited 158 Orchard Street back in March to combine efforts down on Broome. This weed-leaning store will sell vape oils, edibles, and Cannabidiol (found […]

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