85 Orchard Street

Little Giant on Orchard Shutters

Posted January 6, 2012 at 12:04 pm

Little Giant at 85 Orchard Street is no longer part of the Lower East Side landscape.

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An Choi Featured in Latest Blackberry Commercial [Video]

Posted February 16, 2011 at 10:00 am

Thanks to Blackberry, An Choi’s reach now extends far beyond its tiny 85 Orchard Street headquarters.

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Chalkboard Wisdom: An Choi Hunger

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:16 am

An Choi at 85 Orchard Street playfully channels Full Metal Jacket for their chalkboard announcement. “Me Hungry Long Time.”

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Man Assaulted Outside Little Giant Last Night

Posted October 2, 2010 at 10:11 am

Last night, we spoke with police officers stationed at the corner of Broome and Orchard Streets about an assault that occurred just outside Little Giant.  They understandably weren’t too forthcoming with information, only that they were watching the crime scene. This morning, the Post has more on the bloody story.

Signs on Orchard Street: Guss’ Pickles and Sticky Rice

Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:33 am

Two key Orchard Street signage updates to report today.  First up is the onetime Guss’ Pickles storefront at 87 Orchard, which is currently amidst a transition to an independent cigar shop called Maraya.

Karl Lagerfeld on Orchard Street, Redux

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm

As last winter drew to a close, Karl Lagerfeld and his posse of photographers and eye candy seized a piece of lower Orchard Street for a Chanel shoot.  At the time, scantily-clad models were seen perched on the decorative fire escapes above An Choi. Official photos, which will appear in their Fall/Winter 2010-11 catalog, were […]

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An Choi Annex is Now Operational

Posted May 17, 2010 at 6:12 am

The brown paper is gone. With months of preparations now in the past, An Choi has lifted the veil on their new annex space next door.  The Vietnamese restaurant now controls the lion’s share of 85 Orchard Street.  Additional picnic-style tables are available to patrons, accessible either through a new doorway into the main restaurant, […]

Karl Lagerfeld on Orchard Street

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Many thanks to reader Phoebe Johnson for submitting the following report. Turning the corner on Orchard Street yesterday afternoon, we stumbled upon a giant cherry picker.  Looking up, we immediately spotted the unmistakable, bright white mane of Karl Lagerfeld!  There he was.  In the flesh. Camera in hand (hand complete with signature studded fingerless glove). […]

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The Wall at 85 Orchard Now Closed

Posted January 25, 2010 at 6:18 am

In the fall of 2008, The Wall opened in the sliver real estate adjacent to An Choi at 85 Orchard Street.  Now a year-and-change later, the health-conscious restaurant is closed for good.  The area inside is has been cleared, with their assorted colorful cube-seating stacked against the wall.

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