Bargain District

Early Edition: April 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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All Leather Moving Across the Street to 130 Orchard

Posted June 23, 2011 at 6:09 am

Dane Cook would probably have a fecal field day upon seeing this towering pile of leather jackets stacked in the empty storefront at 130 Orchard Street.

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Coming Soon: Rooster Art Gallery at 190 Orchard Street

Posted August 10, 2010 at 6:12 am

With numerous merchant and boutique closures this past year alone, upper Orchard Street has been through hell. It’s a veritable DMZ out there, with pock-marked streets, numerous vacant worksites, and exorbitant rents.  However, the storefront of one recent vendor victim is bouncing back as, you guessed it, another gallery.

The Leather Zone at 122 Orchard Shutters

Last modified April 21, 2010 at 7:56 am

It been a rough eight months for the so-called bargain district.  Or what’s left of it.  Old-time Orchard Street merchants above Delancey were dropping like flies. Especially on the east side of the street, where, since last August, a whopping five stores and one restaurant have shuttered – Giuseppe Uomo at 130, Daniel’s Leather II at […]

Chuck Guarino and THECAST at 71 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:18 am

THECAST recently relocated from its self-proclaimed “dungeon space” at 119 Ludlow to an above-ground sliver of real estate at 71 Orchard Street. It sits in a precarious position, wedged between two mainstays – Howard Sportswear and A.W. Kaufman.  The move is part of a new phase in the battle for the Lower East Side; a battle […]

Sukkot Sales on Essex Street

Last modified October 1, 2009 at 11:38 am

Each Autumn, in the days leading up to the Jewish festival of Sukkot, many in the local Orthodox community set up shop along Essex Street to sell the Lulav, Etrog, Hadass, and Aravah, the “four species” used to help celebrate the holiday.  Yesterday afternoon, a handful of vendors were stationed in and around Essex/Rutgers Street […]

Giuseppe Uomo Calling it Quits

Posted August 19, 2009 at 6:06 am

More sad news to report.  Another Orchard Street haberdasher is calling it quits – Giuseppe Uomo at #130, mere steps away from the recently shuttered Bonnie’s. Draped insultingly across its maroon awning is the tell-tale evidence.  The 1,600-square-foot store, which specializes in “high fashion for men,” is currently having a fire sale on all its […]