‘Kabisera Kape’ is the Newest Coffee Shop for Allen Street

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The former barbershop at 151 Allen Street is reborn as a cafe. Open as of yesterday afternoon, Kabisera Kape is your standard neighborhood java joint. (Kabisera is Filipino for “Seat.”) Seemingly a first for this side of Allen Street, between Rivington and Stanton, it joins Konditori just up the block to keep the area in […]

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Orchard Hell Building Capped After 10 Years in Development

Posted March 10, 2014 at 5:38 am

The Orchard Hell Building is all growns up; it reached a rather significant milestone last Friday afternoon. After a breakneck final stretch of construction, the future Hotel Indigo is now capped and carrying the requisite flags of various nationalities. And there it sits, intimidating with its skyline-busting twenty-three stories, and further contributing to the claustrophobia of […]

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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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Marco Art Mural on Orchard Hell Building

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Yesterday afternoon, Curbed reported that the Orchard Street Hell Building was back on the market again after a year-long hiatus.  Asking price this time around is a smooth $48.5 million. We ambled past later in the evening and caught glimpse of a sprawling new mural across the otherwise drab sectional plywood. Local artist and longtime […]

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