Orchard Street

‘Uni K Wax’ Salon Chain Heads to Hell Square

Posted August 8, 2019 at 5:04 am

Uni K Wax, a waxing salon chain, is hopping aboard the Hell Square gravy train. The company signed a ten-year lease in the ground level of 199 Orchard Street, previously occupied by Equinox gym as a sales office. The new salon takes 1,000 square-feet of the store once anchored by American Apparel (that footprint is […]

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Thirty Years Absent, New Jarmulowsky Bank Cupola Nears Return to Orchard Street

Posted August 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s probably one of the more tasteful additions to the Lower East Side skyline in recent memory. Now, two years after the steel skeleton was first installed, the fifty-foot cupola atop the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is nearing completion. Look up and beyond the black netting to see the colonnade, brass dome, and other decorative elements. […]

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First Look at Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ and the LES Block that Assisted

Posted August 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

It was almost two years ago that Netflix transformed the corner of Orchard and Broome Streets into 1970s Little Italy for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film, The Irishmen. Based on Charles Brandt’s nonfiction work, I Heard You Paint Houses, the gangster epic touches upon post-war organized crime and the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa. Longtime Scorsese collaborators […]

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Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

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Katz’s Adjacent Retail Condo Sells for Record $89M

Posted July 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

The hot pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Deli costs $22.95; the ginormous commercial condo in Ben Shaoul’s luxury development next door costs $89 million. Developer Ben Shaoul reportedly sold the retail portion of the building to the AR Global affiliate New York City REIT. Stated sale price is $88.75 million, which makes it the most expensive […]

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That Garbage Fire Burning on Orchard Street [VIDEO]

Posted July 15, 2019 at 8:01 am

Nothing to see here. Just a casual daytime garbage fire burning on a hot summer afternoon outside the Irving Farm coffee shop on Orchard Street. Boogie reader Alaric DeArment snapped a short video clip of the blaze, which shows the nonchalant attitude of those passing the vicinity. (Perhaps this is a statement on goods made in the […]

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Trashed Pizza Plates Repurposed for Supersize Scrabble Game on Orchard Street

Last modified July 13, 2019 at 8:55 am

From hardscrabble to scrabble, Orchard Street has now seen it all. Beginning tomorrow morning – when traffic is blocked for the pedestrian mall – Artist Adrian Wilson will chalk an enormous scrabble board on the asphalt between Pizza Beach and Hair of the Dog. The supersize replica is accurate down to the last Triple Word […]

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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 […]