Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am
The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]
Last modified July 13, 2019 at 8:55 am
From hardscrabble to scrabble, Orchard Street has now seen it all. Beginning tomorrow morning – when traffic is blocked for the pedestrian mall – Artist Adrian Wilson will chalk an enormous scrabble board on the asphalt between Pizza Beach and Hair of the Dog. The supersize replica is accurate down to the last Triple Word […]
Posted August 17, 2016 at 5:12 am
It’s brine time, so pucker up. The annual Lower East Side Pickle Day is only a month away. Official date was announced last week – September 25 (noon-5pm). There is also a new website for the occasion. This year, we can likely expect the usual smattering of pickle vendors and local restaurants serving up “pickle […]
Last modified March 5, 2015 at 9:41 am
It’s an ongoing bloodbath in this former bargain district… The second coming of Giuseppe Uomo on Orchard Street is concluding. Curtains for the leather vendor that’s been operating here for the last four years. Handwritten signs at the entrance inform patrons that the store is closing. The original Giuseppe Uomo shop at 130 Orchard vacated […]
Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am
It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]
Last modified June 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm
Little Italy is celebrating Memorial Day tomorrow by welcoming home Aunt Chippy, the personality known for her appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Last modified June 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm
Thanks to inclement weather earlier this month, the official unveiling of the Allen Street Mall “Mall-teration” project was postponed. The event is now scheduled for noon today in the intersection of Allen and Stanton Streets.