‘Bar Belly’ Bounces Back on Orchard Street

Posted September 26, 2017 at 9:34 am

The end-of-summer housekeeping recently concluded at Bar Belly on Orchard Street. The establishment reopened to the public last week after a brief hiatus. The five-year-old bar, conceived and formerly known as Leadbelly, shut down in early August for renovations. Window scrawls at the time read, “working on our beach bod; having a facelift.” Now it […]

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One Year After its Debut, ‘Bar Belly’ on Orchard Street Closes for a Revamp

Posted August 7, 2017 at 9:45 am

It’s not quite working out for Bar Belly on Orchard Street, the so-called “little sis of The Fat Radish.” Or so it seems… A month after a subtle exterior makeover that included a sidewalk beach hut, the five-year-old establishment is again under the knife. The bar is silent and token butcher paper obstructs the gut […]

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On its 4th Anniversary, The Leadbelly Becomes ‘Bar Belly’

Last modified August 6, 2017 at 6:40 pm

Back in July, The Leadbelly on Orchard Street dropped the lead from its name. (This happened right around the time the premises was burglarized.) The four-year-old club is now hereafter known as simply, Bar Belly. Branding was likewise etched onto the front window of the establishment. The name change, however, is not yet reflected on […]

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The NYPD Installs New Trailer Spotlight Outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street

Posted June 11, 2014 at 6:05 am

When it comes to over-saturated Lower East Side nightlife, usually Hell Square hogs headlines. After all, the tiny micro-hood has more bars in three blocks than in most residential areas of the city (i.e. 62 liquor licenses). So it came as a surprise to see the same crowd-control tactics south of Delancey. Like, way south. […]

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Garrett Wasserman Paints ‘People’ Profiles Across the Lower East Side (and on Leadbelly)

Posted May 30, 2014 at 10:00 am

Los Angeles-based artist Garrett Wasserman is fairly prolific on the streets of the Lower East Side these days. You’ve probably encountered his work painted on plywood enclosures at the various project sites around the ‘hood. Much of Wasserman’s output focuses on portraits of diversity, usually signed with the tag “Heart People.” This is his bio: […]

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Fat Radish Crew Opening ‘East Pole’ on the UES

Posted August 16, 2013 at 5:38 am

Team Fat Radish is taking an expedition to the east pole. Just let us explain…

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The Fat Radish Goes to France for Limited Engagement

Posted September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

Capitalizing on their local success and mainstream exposure of late, chef Ben Towill and artistic designer Phil Winser are crossing the Atlantic for a limited time.

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Team Fat Radish Planning “Two Good Traders” for 22 Orchard Street

Posted September 7, 2012 at 6:09 am

Just as the Leadbelly oyster house is getting started down on Orchard Street (it opened yesterday), team Fat Radish is already looking to develop its next Lower East Side project.

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Leadbelly Opening on Orchard Next Week

Posted August 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

Leadbelly down at 14 Orchard Street is happening sooner than expected.

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