Orchard Street

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, […]

Filed Under

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 […]

Filed Under

Art

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 […]

Filed Under

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 […]

Filed Under

Art

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,” […]

Filed Under

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 […]

Filed Under

‘Kaikagetsu’ Begins Service on Orchard Street

Posted July 9, 2018 at 5:11 am

Kaikagetsu is now operational on Orchard Street, having opened last week. The Lower East Side establishment is the first stateside venture for Forrest Fooding Inc., a Japanese restaurant group. According to the New York Times, Kaikagetsu’s proprietor, Yasuo Shigeta, imported three chefs who specialize in the cuisine of the mountainous Hida region of Japan. The […]

Filed Under

‘Sycamore Style’ Slinks Away from Orchard Street After Less than a Year

Posted July 3, 2018 at 5:06 am

Like its retail predecessor, Killion, newcomer Sycamore Style did not last the median two years for fashion boutiques in the neighborhood. In fact, it didn’t last a year. Alleged celebrity favorite Sycamore Style, a decades-old footwear brand that hawks “custom hand-dyed shoes,” opened at Orchard last September. According to the website, their various styles “have […]

Filed Under

JR’s ‘Horizontal’ Return to Orchard Street with Galerie Perrotin Solo Show

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:09 am

French street artist JR is going big on Orchard Street for the upcoming show at Galerie Perrotin, his first solo exhibit. The Orchard Street showroom – located at the old Beckenstein’s building – is now covered in his trademark, two-toned wheat-paste. There is a rooftop eyeball viewable from the air, and a forty-foot guy grabbing […]

Filed Under

This Rooftop Mural on Orchard Street is JR’s Latest

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:05 am

Street artist JR has returned to the Lower East Side. Back on the same block that saw his Ellis Island treatment three years ago. As part of his new “Horizontal” exhibit at the expansive Galerie Perrotin, his first solo show, the French-based artist skinned the rooftop of 130 Orchard Street with his trademark black-and-white treatment. […]

Filed Under

Art