192 Orchard Street

Shear Luck: FRED Salon Finds Refuge in the East Village

Posted August 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

Another retail victim to report on upper Orchard Street. The FRED.nyc hair salon is now gone. According to signage on the shuttered security gate at 192 Orchard, the five-year-old business recently relocated to the East Village. The move to 40 East Third Street was a long time coming for eponymous owner Fred Connors, who braved […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Closes Down, Cites Construction Woes Next Door

Last modified May 9, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ, one of the longer running businesses on the Lower East Side, just faded into the night. The small local business closed up shop yesterday evening after eleven years at 192 Orchard Street. Principal cause of demise was the constant construction next door on Ben Shaoul’s new luxury condo development. It’s turned the […]

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Georgia’s Eastside BBQ Reopens After DOH Closure

Posted August 9, 2017 at 5:04 am

One week after the city-mandated sidelining, Georgia’s Eastside BBQ has reopened on Orchard Street. Closure was at the hands of the Department of Health, which issued its edict when an inspection of the ten-year-old restaurant last Monday resulted in several violations (totaling 64 points). They reopened yesterday afternoon after handily passing the DOH re-inspection. Georgia’s […]

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DOH Shutters Georgia’s Eastside BBQ on Orchard Street, Owner Cries Foul

Last modified August 3, 2017 at 11:56 am

Hell Square barbecue staple – the ten-year-old Georgia’s Eastside BBQ – met the wrath of the Health Department this week. Inspectors paid a visit to 192 Orchard Street on Monday and dropped the hammer. The city agency issued a litany of violations totaling 64 points. The more critical citations involve temperature of food and filth […]

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New Salon-Cafe Called ‘FRED.’ is Opening at 192 Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

A fifth hair salon is currently gearing up to open on Orchard Street between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Indeed, the former Naked Eye Optical headquarters at number 192 underwent a transformation during the last couple months, and ultimately resulted in an upscale hair joint called “FRED.” FRED. NYC is the eponymous brainchild of stylist Fred Connors, […]

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Naked Eye Optical Closes Its Orchard Street Store

Posted October 2, 2013 at 6:10 am

Knew I had to say goodbye To all the old things held inside If I let the moment fly I knew they’d all be magnified -Luscious Jackson, “Naked Eye” Naked Eye Optical is closing its doors after twelve years in business. Store stripping and breakdown transpired yesterday at 192 Orchard Street, where little remains of […]

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Chalkboard Wisdom: Hurling Vegan Insults

Posted February 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The subject of this installment is the sandwichboard outside Georgia’s East Side BBQ on Orchard Street.

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Georgia’s East Side BBQ Adds Neons

Posted June 15, 2012 at 6:28 am

Indeed, five years into its tenure at 192 Orchard Street, local fave Georgia’s East Side BBQ added some additional storefront flair.

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Chalkboard Wisdom: Guilt for Lent

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

Georgia’s Eastside BBQ at 192 Orchard Street is an always-reliable source for our Chalkboard Wisdom photo series.

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Marco’s Gateway Mural is No More

Last modified August 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

Say goodbye to another thin slice of Lower East Side charm.  The longstanding Marcoart mural on the north-facing facade of 192 Orchard Street is no more.  Vanished. The charmingly funky artwork which greeted so many in our beloved neighborhood over the years is now buried under a coat of bland brown paint. Some of the […]

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