The Beckenstein

JR’s ‘Horizontal’ Return to Orchard Street with Galerie Perrotin Solo Show

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:09 am

French street artist JR is going big on Orchard Street for the upcoming show at Galerie Perrotin, his first solo exhibit. The Orchard Street showroom – located at the old Beckenstein’s building – is now covered in his trademark, two-toned wheat-paste. There is a rooftop eyeball viewable from the air, and a forty-foot guy grabbing […]

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Five-Level ‘Galerie Perrotin’ Begins Build-out at Beckenstein Building on Orchard Street

Posted December 27, 2016 at 5:14 am

The historic Beckenstein building on Orchard Street is undergoing a massive retail shift as we speak. You’ll recall that the property was acquired by DelShah Capital in August 2015 for $28 million. Not surprisingly, the old-school vendors that operated here for upwards of a decade didn’t survive the transition. (World Hats moved up the block to […]

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Why Michael Shah’s Co-Working Bar ‘Orchard Street Social’ is a Bad Idea for Hell Square

Posted May 13, 2016 at 5:14 am

After sitting vacant for two years, the ground level store at 130 Orchard Street (formerly Daniel’s Leather) is itching to join the Hell Square scene. You’ll recall that the notorious landlord Michael Shah purchased the S. Beckenstein building for $28 million, and now hopes to install some tomfoolery called the Orchard Street Social. Some neighbors […]

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DelShah Repositions 130 Orchard Street as ‘The Beckenstein’ After $28M Purchase

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

The address 130 Orchard Street doesn’t exist anymore. At least not in the eyes of brokers hell-bent on selling all corners of the Lower East Side to the highest bidder. It’s now forever known as the predictable, The Beckenstein, an obvious homage to its roots as a textile factory. (Unclear if permission was obtained from […]

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