130 Orchard Street

Michael Shah Plans ‘Orchard Street Social’ Co-Working Space and Bar for Beckenstein’s Building

Posted May 3, 2016 at 5:00 am

Stanton Street Social, meet Orchard Street Social.​ Controversial landlord Michael Shah purchased the iconic “Beckenstein Building” at 130 Orchard Street last August for $28 million. The luxury rental property was quickly repositioned as “The Beckenstein,” and teamed up with Samy Mahfar’s Real New York brokerage for leasing. And now Shah is planning nightlife on the 5,000 […]

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JR’s 2-Week Residency at 130 Orchard Street to Showcase Ellis Island Artwork

Posted October 23, 2015 at 9:23 am

Much like the immigrants of yore, popular street artist JR is coming to the Lower East Side from the Ellis Island compound. Well, rather his artwork. As previously mentioned, the Frenchman was commissioned to decorate the abandoned hospital complex with wheat-paste images derived directly from authentic immigrant photos. The tour route – which is open […]

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DelShah Repositions 130 Orchard Street as ‘The Beckenstein’ After $28M Purchase

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

The address 130 Orchard Street doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in the eyes of brokers hell-bent on selling all corners of the Lower East Side to the highest bidder. It’s now forever known as the predictable, The Beckenstein, an obvious homage to its roots as a textile factory. (Unclear if permission was obtained from […]

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Historic Beckenstein’s Building on Orchard Street Sells for $28M

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

There’s a reason why all the old-school vendors vacated 130 Orchard Street in the past several months. Most recently, World Hats and World Fragrances. They were forced out due to an impending sale. That’s right, the historic Beckenstein’s building just sold for $28 million. Notorious landlord Delshah Capital reportedly purchased the property in an off-market […]

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World Hats Moving Its HQ to Failed Eclair Bakery Space at 138 Orchard Street

Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:12 am

Orchard Street vendor veteran World Hats is on the move, forced from its longtime location in the historic Beckenstein’s building just north of Delancey. We hear word that the landlord, Velum LLC, reportedly jacked the rent, so the business had to take a hike. That trip won’t take them too far, however. World Hats maintained […]

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Tracing the Lower East Side Roots of Beckenstein’s [HISTORY]

Posted May 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

Manhattan’s Lower East Side has been called many things, but never a fashion center. Yet it is fashion in the form of inexpensive fabrics that lures shoppers to this neighborhood better known for blintzes than ball gowns. -New York Times; June 5, 1961. Between the ghost advertising and left-for-dead store signage, its remnants continue to […]

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Another Leather Vendor to Shutter on Orchard Street

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

It’s an ongoing bloodbath in this former bargain district… The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo on Orchard Street is concluding. Curtains for the leather vendor that’s been operating here for the last four years. Handwritten signs at the entrance inform patrons that the store is closing. The original Giuseppe Uomo shop at 130 Orchard vacated […]

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Leather Loss: Bargain Vet ‘Daniel’s Leather’ Relocates on Orchard Street [UPDATED]

Last modified October 30, 2015 at 4:15 pm

[Updated Below] A pillar of the struggling leather vendor community on Orchard Street is down for the count. After nearly twenty years on the block, Daniel’s Leather, which at one point owned additional stores in the immediate area, is now out of business. Reason for the closure is not even worth mentioning; you already know […]

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All Leather Moving Across the Street to 130 Orchard

Posted June 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

Dane Cook would probably have a fecal field day upon seeing this towering pile of leather jackets stacked in the empty storefront at 130 Orchard Street.

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