16 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, […]

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Shaina Mote x Clyde Pop-Up Takes Billykirk Space on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

Billykirk, the leather shop a few paces north of Canal Street, vacated its store in March after four years on the block. Less than three months later, the space has become a temporary boutique on trend. Adding more Los Angeles to a scruffy fringe of Chinatown. Indeed, L.A. designer Shaina Mote teamed up with the […]

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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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Chinatown Beatdown: Canal Street Brawl Sparked Saturday Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 27, 2016 at 5:19 am

WTF is going on at Chinatown Soup? We thought this was an “arts space for the neighborhood,” not a breeding ground for violence. For the second time in as many weeks, we hear about another troublesome occurrence near the gallery-events space. Last Friday night, a birthday party turned into mayhem after rumors circulated that rapper Theophilous […]

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Mayhem on Orchard Street Friday Night After Chinatown Soup Party with Rapper Theophilus London Shut Down

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Friday evening saw some mayhem on lower Orchard Street, just north of Canal Street. Indeed, it was an abbreviated scene reminiscent of Kanye West teasing his Webster Hall late show a couple weeks ago, albeit on a much smaller scale. At around 11pm that night, we received the following note from a Boogie reader – […]

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Celebrating the Launch of ‘Custom Melodies’ Website at Chinatown Soup on Orchard Street

Last modified February 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

You may have heard of artist Grey Gersten and his “Custom Melodies” exhibit  – a successful interactive exercise in writing anonymous biographical songs by New Yorkers, which showcased at the Mmuseumm last year.  Well, now he’s taking those songs digitally, giving the tracks a more accessible and permanent home on the internet, at www.custommelodies.com. We caught up with the man behind […]

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Chinatown Soup Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Launch ‘Community Focused Cafe’ with Junie Dish

Posted December 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

​For the second year running, the “communion of creatives” behind Chinatown Soup are panhandling online with the hope of expanding their vision. This year, the goal for the Lower East Side establishment is more ambitious. Chinatown Soup launched at 16 Orchard Street around this time last year, having taken the torch from the contractor Great […]

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Billykirk Bringing Leather Goods to Former Gargyle Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

In a city where scaffolding appears one day and stays for an eternity, it’s always a great feeling when the skeleton of iron is finally deposed. So, we can now rejoice at the removal of the sidewalk bridge from outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street … which had been decorated by street artist Garrett Wasserman. From […]

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Gargyle Boutique on Orchard is Closing Shop

Posted July 29, 2013 at 6:00 am

A five-year tenure for any boutique on the Lower East Side is considered a feat in itself. Most out there rarely last two. Gargyle at 16 Orchard Street falls into the former category. The cut-out letters in the windows and on the sandwich board outside the establishment collectively announce that the peddlers of “vintage country […]

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Gargyle Undergoing Renovations

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:32 pm

The high-end boutique Gargyle is currently amidst a complete interior makeover.  In-store renovations at 16 Orchard Street actually began at the end of August, but are running a tad behind schedule.  Indeed, a sign pasted to the front door promises an ambiguous early September opening date.

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