140 Orchard Street

Here’s Your First Look Inside ‘Wildair’ at 140 Orchard Street

Posted June 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

The glut of graffiti is wiped away, the windows now squeaky clean. Yes, it’s the second coming of 140-142 Orchard Street. With liquor license activated and dining room now on public display, Wildair is almost ready for primetime. The new venture at 140 Orchard Street – not to be confused with Wassail up the block […]

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Contra Guys Will Open the Casual ‘Wildair’ on Orchard Street Next Month

Posted April 17, 2015 at 9:35 am

Around this time last year, Contra scored the go-ahead from Community Board 3 to open a casual, “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. It was to be a place more approachable than the OG spot. Those plans ultimately hit a dead-end (F18 Gallery opened there instead), though, and owners Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von […]

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Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa on Orchard Street is Dead in the Water

Posted September 8, 2014 at 6:08 am

Mi Casa Es Su Casa is officially dead in the water. Tombstone leasing signage is now advertising the space for the next (presumably) nightlife operator. What’s more, the City Marshal seized the space on behalf of the landlord. Not entirely surprising – we had placed the fifteen-month-old on our deathwatch shortly after its debut at 140 […]

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa Opens at 140 Orchard Street

Posted June 17, 2013 at 6:15 am

First it was November, then the end of January. Now, it’s June. For Mi Casa Es Su Casa, debuting on time was difficult. Its revised January launch date ultimately sat on ice for an additional five months. Here we are in June – the restaurant newcomer at 140 Orchard Street finally opened its doors to […]

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Mi Casa Es Su Casa Should Open at the End of the Month on Orchard Street

Posted January 11, 2013 at 6:49 am

Nearly a year into the project, the long and winding road is finally reaching conclusion for Mi Casa Es Su Casa at 140 Orchard Street.

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Modified Vestibule Arrives at Corner Grocers on Orchard

Posted December 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

A short time after our last story ran, the sidewalk-hogging enclosure appeared outside 140 Orchard Street, albeit with some slight modifications.

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Intrusive Corner Grocers Vestibule Kaput?

Posted November 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

A local vestibule shamed into submission is not returning to the Lower East Side this winter season. At least it appears that way.

Busted Orchard Street Call Box Replaced

Posted October 19, 2012 at 10:23 am

The call box at the corner of Orchard and Rivington remained a toppled mess three days after an alleged collision by a sanitation vehicle.

Obit for a Fallen Call Box on Orchard Street

Posted October 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

A vanishing breed, there aren’t many left on the Lower East Side. That of the decorative corner call box. And we’ve just lost another.