Orchard Street

‘Korean Elixirs’ to Replace Coffee at Former Lost Weekend on Orchard Street

Posted May 4, 2018 at 5:00 am

Orchard Street surf-style coffee shop, Lost Weekend, shuttered in February 2016. Its old storefront has been on the market ever since without any bites. That will soon change, though. In recent weeks, we’ve seen suitors (in suits) checking out the glass box commercial unit. The uptick in activity ultimately yielded the arrival of something tentatively […]

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It’s Been Nine Years Since Good World Bar Closed on Orchard Street

Posted April 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Earlier this month marked nine years since Good World bar passed. Before DLJ Real Estate Partners spent $36 million on the Jarmulowsky Bank for its new (overdue) hotel, and the eastern terminus of Canal Street became hot; before Fat Radish, Bar Belly, Dimes, and Bacaro; before even Les Enfants Terribles (since relocated) when hosiery shops […]

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Una Pizza Napoletano Marks the spot Ahead of Orchard Street Opening

Posted April 26, 2018 at 5:01 am

Pizza maestro Anthony Mangieri officially returns to the city next week with his trendy Una Pizza Napolitano. For this third go-round, the restaurant has chosen the Lower East Side. Bright red neon lettering now illuminates the entrance of 175 Orchard Street ahead of the Monday opening (April 30). Upon debut, the 72-seat Una Pizza Napoletana […]

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First Warm Saturday of Season Sees Brawl Outside Hair of the Dog

Last modified April 17, 2018 at 10:43 pm

The first warm days of the spring season each year are usually catalyst for violence on the Lower East Side. Like clockwork. Saturday night in Hell Square was certainly no exception. The evening apparently kickstarted with reports of a “large,” bloody brawl that took place outside Hair of the Dog at 168 Orchard Street. Several […]

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‘Kaikagetsu’ Japanese Haunt Eyes Former Wassail Spot on Orchard Street

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Another hopeful is queued for a Hell Square haunt. This time, a Japanese restaurant is on track to take over 162 Orchard Street, formerly occupied the previous three years by the Wassail cider bar. One Tomoyuki Iwanami plans to unveil a ten-table affair called Kaikagetsu that focuses on cuisine stylings from the Hida Takayama region. […]

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‘Boys Don’t Cry’ over Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street

Posted April 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an inactive few weeks, the space formerly known as Nom Wah Tu on Orchard Street is back. As a total reimagining, too. Boys Don’t Cry flips the former fast-casual restaurant into an Instagram-friendly bar. Pretty much the same layout. And the multi-colored neon chickens remain in the windows. Ownership of the new venture is not […]

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Una Pizza Napoletana is Opening on Orchard Street ‘Very Soon’

Posted April 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

Despite exterior appearances to the contrary, Una Pizza Napoletana on Orchard Street is happening sooner than you might think. In a podcast interview with Smart Pizza Marketing, pizzaioli Anthony Mangieri divulged that the “ovens are in” and that an opening should happen “very soon.” As in, early spring. And that it’s only a “matter of […]

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‘Rawsome Treats’ Vegan Dessert Shop Opens on Orchard Street

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:05 am

Sweet-toothed vegans have one more place to sate their appetite on the Lower East Side. Months after news broke of its Orchard Street arrival – teaser signage had been in play since January – Rawsome Treats is now serving. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the […]

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Report: Mayor Mulls Retail Vacancy Tax for Greedy Landlords

Posted April 3, 2018 at 5:03 am

The practice of warehousing retail properties – intentionally keeping stores empty to attract high rents – could potentially conclude. Mayor de Blasio is reportedly mulling a plan to implement a “vacancy tax” on these greedy landlords. According to a dispatch in the New York Post, the poshest city neighborhoods are hardest hit. “Retail corridors in […]

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‘Billykirk’ Bids Farewell to the Lower East Side After 4 Years

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

It would appear Orchard Street is becoming too high-end for the trendiest of boutiques. Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, closed down several days ago after four years on the block. Ownership affixed a farewell letter post-closure addressed to neighbors, customers, and passersby. They thank everyone for the patronage and […]

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