Orchard Street

Newcomer ‘DIU Tea’ Prints Your Selfie in Bubble Tea Foam

Posted May 29, 2019 at 5:06 am

For three years, the south store of 160 Orchard street has been largely barren. Bereft of permanence in a favor of rotating pop-up shops peddling “experiences.” (Including the one to test out vibrators.) Well, the landlord finally caught one. The real estate is now dedicated to slinging bubble tea with a new shop called DIU […]

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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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‘The First Time I Saw The Ramones’ at the 72 Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted May 17, 2019 at 5:03 am

Photographer Tom Hearn spent the night of July 22, 1976 at the Acadia Ballroom in New Haven, Connecticut. Attending at the behest of friend Legs McNeil, co-founder of Punk Magazine, that was the first time he saw the Ramones play live. And he captured it on film for posterity. Now, those images are on display […]

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Davidovich Bakery Opens in the Lobby of Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street

Posted May 15, 2019 at 5:05 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street continues to refine its public-facing lobby operation. Three years ago, the 22-room boutique lodge installed a cafe and juice bar, offering goods from area businesses. That endeavor lasted until a couple months ago, when the operation went dark. Not anymore. The proverbial lights are back on, and now […]

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Julian Casablancas’ Cult Records Celebrates 10 Years with Orchard Street Pop-up

Posted May 10, 2019 at 5:04 am

Cult Records is making waves through the city over the next few weeks. The independent record label and online store created by Julian Casablancas (The Strokes, The Voidz), is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, and is lock-stock-and-barrel ahead of performances by both his bands at this year’s Governors Ball. The label is revisiting its roots with […]

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Local 138 Closes, Begins Renovating New Orchard Street Bar

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

Hell Square dive bar, Local 138, closed down its longtime home on Ludlow Street this past Saturday night. It had been located at the namesake Ludlow Street address since opening in 1996. Since the announcement of the closure and impending move in January, work has been underway on the second coming. The new Local 138 […]

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Report: Tenement Museum Workers Unionize

Posted April 24, 2019 at 5:03 am

The front-facing staff of the Tenement Museum, after many failed attempts throughout the years, have finally agreed to unionize. A vote was held last week in which all education, retail, and visitor services employees mobilized to join Local 2110 UAW (United Auto Workers). The measure passed by a 96% margin. The vote was spurred by […]

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CVS Coming to Ben Shaoul’s Hell Square Condoplex

Posted April 23, 2019 at 5:00 am

Six months after Marshalls planted a flag on the northern perimeter of Hell Square, another big-box tenant is coming. CVS pharmacy just announced itself to the neighborhood with store signage in the last remaining commercial space. For months, we’ve heard rumors to that effect, and now it’s proven true. This completes the big-boxification of Ben […]

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‘Scotch & Soda’ Satellite Comes to Orchard Street

Posted April 19, 2019 at 5:00 am

High fashion, now on the well-tread museum block of Orchard and Broome Streets. Dutch couture company, Scotch & Soda, planted a flag at 90 Orchard. Doors are open, and signage aplenty. Its presence in the old Tictail space is announced with a wall-sized handbill pimping the new menswear line, which takes fictional cues from “The […]

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Hair Throne’s Three-Floor ‘Salon Mansion’ Opens on Orchard Street

Last modified April 18, 2019 at 8:59 am

On the throne is now 60 Orchard Street, whose commercial condo unit was heretofore dormant for four years. Indeed, nothing much happened here since the Poppington gallery, founded by former music mogul Damon Dash, faded in 2015. (City Marshals seized the joint.) There was a brief tease of a laundry startup here, but that seemed […]

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