Orchard Street

City Council Holds Public Hearing Today on ‘Small Business Jobs Survival Act’

Posted October 22, 2018 at 5:02 am

After languishing for over thirty years, a lifeline might be thrown to struggling small business owners. City Council later today is holding a public hearing for the polarizing Small Business Jobs Survival Act. Only in the last couple years has the forsaken legislation gained traction, owed in large part to the #SaveNYC grassroots campaign founded […]

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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel License Sails through CB3, Despite Local Opposition

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:03 am

When block associations don’t work together, the residents lose. That’s essentially the narrative behind the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel and the approval of its liquor license last week. Dozens of residents attended the Community Board 3 SLA subcommittee meeting last Tuesday in opposition to the hotel’s food and beverage plans at 9 Orchard Street. Namely, to […]

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‘A. Turen’ Boutique Returns to Hell Square After Months-Long Hiatus

Posted October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

The A. Turen Boutique shuttered its Stanton Street store last January after five years at the corner of Allen. This was expected, as tombstone leasing signage – courtesy of Icon Realty Management – has been hanging in the front windows of number 85 for over a year. The signage accompanied a torrent of online listings […]

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Remember When You Could Actually Get a Pickle on Pickle Day?

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Seems like a no-brainer question – remember when you could actually buy a pickle at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Festival? Back when the party spanned the single block of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand, in front of Guss’ Pickles. Ever since the business improvement district turned the yearly event into a trendy […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns for 18th Season

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

The annually celebrated Lower East Side Pickle Day is returning to Orchard Street this Sunday (October 14). As usual, the event will span the three-block pedestrian mall between Delancey and East Houston Streets. Banners advertising the forthcoming Pickle Day – the eighteenth iteration – were attached to light poles along Orchard Street last month. Once […]

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Neighbors Fear ‘Runaway Nightlife’ with Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel’s 9 Different Venues

Posted October 9, 2018 at 5:03 am

The corner of Canal and Orchard Streets is the latest battlefield in the fight against encroaching nightlife on the eastern front of Chinatown. Area locals are digging in. At hand is the hotel liquor license application for the myriad venues planned inside the Jarmulowsky Bank building. DLJ Real Estate Partners, owner and developer of the […]

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Butcher Bar Smoked out of Hell Square

Posted September 25, 2018 at 5:10 am

Butcher Bar was on the chopping block, and couldn’t survive the fierce conditions in Hell Square. The Queens-based barbecue joint shuttered its Lower East Side location Sunday evening after a year-and-a-half stint on Orchard Street. The establishment did not immediately return our request for comment. Butcher Bar is the latest in a string of short-lived […]

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’BIVE’ Healthy Ice Cream Shop Now Open on Orchard Street

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:05 am

A new breed of ice creameries debuted this weekend at 95 Orchard Street. Under construction the last few months, BIVE serves health-driven “ice cream with purpose.” It’s essentially a cross between your typical scoop shop and that trendy juice counter that’s always near the gym. Their menu boasts “pro-healthy sorbets and ice creams,” with non-traditional […]

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Going Inside the Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel [PHOTOS]

Posted September 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

As part of its area charm offensive, DLJ Real Estate Partners recently opened the doors to the Jarmulowsky Bank Building during its conversion to posh boutique hotel. The iconic Beaux Arts-style landmark has been under renovations for nigh on six years already, resulting in a new construction next door and the addition of a replica rooftop […]

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‘Ralo’ Heads to Retirement After Brief Stay on Orchard Street

Posted September 19, 2018 at 5:01 am

Ralo just got here, and already it’s leaving. The “authentic Tibetan rug” store, which recently celebrated 33 years in business, just vacated 48 Orchard Street. Since springtime, signs and sandwich boards announced their so-called retirement sale. The store eventually closed shop last week, capping under two years on the block for the company. Ralo had […]

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