Pedestrian Mall

Trashed Pizza Plates Repurposed for Supersize Scrabble Game on Orchard Street

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 […]

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The Annual Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns September 25

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 […]

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Another Leather Vendor to Shutter on Orchard Street

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 […]

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Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

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 […]

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“Manners & Manicotti” Memorial Day Event in Little Italy

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.

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Mall-teration Unveiling Now Scheduled for Today at Noon

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.