167 Orchard Street

Born on the Lower East Side, Seth Herzog’s ‘Sweet’ Comedy Show Moves Out

Posted January 28, 2019 at 5:06 am

It sure felt like a final farewell. Downtown comedy fixture Seth Herzog had Slipper Room substitute Chelsea Music Hall at capacity last month for what he dubbed “the last show for awhile.” In the end, this Sweet holiday show was more of an inflection point. Like so much else on the Lower East Side these […]

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Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Returns to the LES Next Month

Posted February 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Brooklyn is so last February. So, after a year in exile, the wildly popular Mr. Lower East Side Pageant is returning to its namesake neighborhood. This year’s penis-fest – the seventeenth annual installment – will be held next month at the Slipper Room on Orchard Street. With its regular schedule of burlesque programming, this venue choice is a […]

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Pizza Beach on Orchard Street Should be Open by ‘Early Next Week’

Posted October 14, 2015 at 5:18 am

Pizza Beach is days from debuting its new Lower East Side locale. In fact, its kitschy signage has been welcoming future patrons to the sands of the “Lower Beach Side” for weeks. The interior is now pretty much set and ready to go. Staff onsite confirmed that the pizzeria-bar should open “early next week,” but […]

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Pizza Beach Welcomes Hell Square to ‘Lower Beach Side’

Posted September 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

Pizza Beach is almost finished with its makeover of 167 Orchard Street. In step with its summertime style, windows and French doors now together boast an exterior of distressed brick and sea blue, a paint job that was months in the making. The branded canopy is also in place as static advertisement while renovations make […]

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It Might be an Uphill Battle for Martignetti Brothers’ Pizza Beach in Hell Square

Posted April 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Merely a month after its Upper East Side debut, the notorious Martignetti brothers are hoping to launch a second Pizza Beach branch in Hell Square, as previously reported. Application materials supplied to Community Board 3 reveal their intention to obtain full liquor privileges at 167 Orchard Street, an outdoor cafe, and use of the 650 […]

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‘Pizza Beach’ on its Way to the Former Derby Space on Orchard Street

Last modified March 26, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Ladies and gents, we might have a taker for Rob Shamlian’s embattled bar space at the corner of Orchard and Stanton Streets. The Derby (fka Tiny Fork) closed for good back in January, and advertised the business as for sale almost immediately. Looks like the controversial Martignetti brothers (Brinkley’s, East Pole) are grabbing the bait. According […]

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Fire Sale: Rob Shamlian is Now Selling The Derby on Orchard Street

Posted January 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s an historic Hell Square fire sale. Controversial bar owner Rob Shamlian is amidst complete divestment mode, ditching nearly all his local nightlife holdings. You’ll recall his desperate play to unload both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz to one Alon Moskovitch, principal of Mezetto just around the corner. That bid still awaits the approval of […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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CB3 Denies The Derby Alteration and Epstein’s 2-Floor Expansion

Posted June 17, 2014 at 9:18 am

Two items of note from last night’s SLA subcommittee meeting. Both applicants are actually on the same block in Hell Square – Epstein’s Bar and The Derby. Let’s start with Rob Shamlian and The Derby at 167 Orchard Street. You may be asking yourself why he’s back in the saddle, asking one more time for […]

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SLA Moves to Revoke Rob Shamlian’s Liquor License at The Derby

Posted May 1, 2014 at 5:22 am

Barely a fortnight after Rob Shamlian’s Derby debuted in Hell Square, the State Liquor Authority is wielding the hammer. The agency just initiated proceedings to revoke and/or cancel his liquor license at 167 Orchard Street. Shamlian had until yesterday to submit his plea to the state. The case will likely go before the full board […]

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