194 Orchard Street

Little Gio’s Pizza Expands with Orchard Street Outpost

Posted November 13, 2019 at 5:01 am

An East Village pizzeria is making its way south into Hell Square. Little Gio’s, which currently holds down a parlor on 1st Avenue, just announced its expansion a few blocks south to 194 Orchard Street. The five-year-old business took over, and installed the requisite signage atop the shuttered gate. The space had been vacant in […]

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Ben Shaoul Makes Quick Work of 194 Orchard Demolition

Posted June 16, 2015 at 5:18 am

The former single-story home of the Leather Gallery was the last property to join Ben Shaoul’s nascent development portfolio on upper Orchard Street (for $8.8 million). Yet it’s the first to fall. The so-called “Sledgehammer” made quick work of 194 Orchard. Demolition lasted a mere two weeks last month, and the commercial building no longer […]

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Ben Shaoul Begins Demolition On Orchard Street Ahead of Ritzy 10-story Development

Posted May 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

Barely a week after the shadow-casting sidewalk bridge arrived at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets, the big takedown is now underway. It starts. Of the four properties slated for demolition at the top of Hell Square, 194 Orchard Street is the first to meet the money-hungry sledgehammer of controversial landlord-developer Ben Shaoul. […]

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Ben Shaoul KO’s that 6-Story Condo Project Planned for 194 Orchard Street

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

For the last two years, 194 Orchard Street was to have a met a similar fate as its corner neighbors. Owner Hesky Haim (Sky High Group) was planning to demolish the single-level commercial building to insert his own six-story phallus into this battered nether region of the Lower East Side. The necessary plans and permits […]

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Davey Drill Arrives Ahead of 6-Story Development at 194 Orchard Street

Posted July 15, 2014 at 6:03 am

Even as the Orchard Hell Building nears completion, there is no light at the end of the proverbial tunnel for upper Orchard Street. There’s infrastructure work beneath East Houston; a rumored development that will swallow the corner once anchored by Bereket; and a six-story residential building at the old Leather Gallery on Orchard Street. Plans […]

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Demolition Imminent for 194 Orchard; 6-Story Condo Building Coming Soon

Posted January 24, 2014 at 5:51 am

As if construction hell couldn’t get much worse for upper Orchard Street, demolition is imminent for the one-story building at 194 Orchard. We already have the Hotel Indigo (aka Hell Building) bottlenecking the block, and also the recent infrastructure work to rehab the water works. We first reported on the demise of 194 Orchard last […]

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Demolition Approved for 194 Orchard Street

Posted May 7, 2013 at 6:10 am

As if upper Orchard Street wasn’t already a decimated dead zone with three active hotel construction sites, more carnage is imminent.

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6-Story Condo Building Likely for 194 Orchard Street

Posted March 27, 2013 at 6:09 am

As if upper Orchard Street hasn’t suffered enough from years of gentrification at the hands of a wrecking ball, more is most certainly on the way.

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Leather Gallery on Orchard Moving Down the Block

Posted February 1, 2013 at 6:19 am

Brown paper was pasted in the windows of 190 Orchard Street almost immediately after MissInna departed the storefront early last month.

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