The Cast

The Cast Forced off Orchard Street Due to Rent Hike

Posted June 11, 2015 at 9:19 am

The Cast lost its lease to 71 Orchard Street and is in search for a new location. It had operated here for five years, and is now empty as of yesterday. Owner Chuck Guarino posted the unfortunate news to the brand’s Facebook page this week, noting that gear is currently available in a pop-up across […]

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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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Madonna Rocks “Bitch Club” Tee from The Cast

Last modified March 29, 2012 at 7:50 am

Monday afternoon, onetime East Villager Madonna joined Twitter the day with the sole purpose of plugging her new album, MDNA. In doing so, she gave major props to one Lower East Side business.

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Con Artist Workshop and Gallery at 119 Ludlow

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Now that THECAST is firmly situated above ground at 71 Orchard, their old “dungeon space” at 119 Ludlow recently changed hands; but it remains firmly footed in the fashion world. As we speak, an upstart artist co-op dubbed Con Artist is busy preparing for an official early-June launch.

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Chuck Guarino and THECAST at 71 Orchard Street

Posted April 1, 2010 at 6:18 am

THECAST recently relocated from its self-proclaimed “dungeon space” at 119 Ludlow to an above-ground sliver of real estate at 71 Orchard Street. It sits in a precarious position, wedged between two mainstays – Howard Sportswear and A.W. Kaufman.  The move is part of a new phase in the battle for the Lower East Side; a battle […]