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Top Hops ‘To-Go’ at Essex Market Delayed, Now Opening Next Tuesday

Posted July 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

After several delays, Top Hops will actually debut its new micro dispensary next week inside the Essex Street Market. Plans are to open the new beer stall Tuesday at 10am (August 2). As previously reported, the takeaway craft beer spot carries fifty varieties of bottled/canned brew, four tap lines into local drafts for growlers, and […]

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Leather Gallery NY Disappears as Battered Upper Orchard Street Becomes Super Luxury

Posted February 24, 2016 at 5:18 am

​The window lettering at 190 Orchard Street first announced its closure back in December. “Closing this location, everything must go,” it read. However, the Leather Gallery NY nevertheless limped along until finally closing its doors for good this month. No fanfare, no letters to the community, just another vacant storefront on a block besieged by […]

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Leather Gallery NY Quits Orchard Street After More than a Decade

Posted December 8, 2015 at 5:19 am

The last leather vendor on upper Orchard Street is closing its doors. Another victim of endless real estate speculation and resultant construction. Leather Gallery NY nearly outlasted a decade of decimation on the block, but couldn’t turn the tide of gentrification. Not even a downsized location – admittedly a stopgap measure – could save ’em. […]

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CB3 Backs Proposal for New Management at Struggling Essex Street Market

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

Merchants are fighting back against what it calls an “anemic” situation at the 75-year-old Essex Street Market. One that has cost several businesses in recent years to vacate the historic warehouse. Now, seven months after local cheesemonger Anne Saxelby and the Essex Street Market Vendor Association aired its grievances over gross mismanagement by the Economic Development Corporation, […]

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Cops Arrest Incense Vendor in Death of Man on Delancey Street Subway Platform

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:29 pm

Last week, Jersey City resident Alfredo Ramos was found on the subway platform of the Delancey/Essex station with brutal head injuries. The 51-year-old man was beaten and left for dead at about 10pm on August 28. He later passed at Bellevue Hospital. Cops just arrested the perp responsible for the incident, according to a dispatch […]

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Historic Beckenstein’s Building on Orchard Street Sells for $28M

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 10:52 am

There’s a reason why all the old-school vendors vacated 130 Orchard Street in the past several months. Most recently, World Hats and World Fragrances. They were forced out due to an impending sale. That’s right, the historic Beckenstein’s building just sold for $28 million. Notorious landlord Delshah Capital reportedly purchased the property in an off-market […]

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DaRucci Leather Vendor Opens at 145 Orchard Street

Last modified August 24, 2015 at 9:19 am

Against the odds, a new leather vendor just moved to the fading Orchard Street “district.” It’s called DaRucci, and they hope to make a mark inside the boutique at 145 Orchard. The new vendor setup became operational earlier this week. DaRucci specializes in fine leathers, furs, and accessories. Business owner Zohaib Rizvi tells us that their goal […]

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CB3 Overwhelmingly Supports Essex Market Vendors in Their Fight for Survival

Last modified March 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

It’s only fitting that the fight to reinvigorate the Essex Street Market should transpire merely a block from the demolition of the very market building that will eventually deliver its replacement facility. It’ll move into the 24-story tower in approximately three years (Site 2 of Essex Crossing). Nevertheless, the conversation is about the current state of […]

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Askan Menswear Boutique Opening at 151 Orchard Street

Posted March 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

While the bargain vendors of upper Orchard Street gradually fade into history, the replacements are champing at the bit for a taste. Most of the newcomers are of the nightlife persuasion, transforming the large shops into drinking dens. The latest business, however, is a hoity-toity fashion boutique. Two-year-old “fine men’s apparel” brand Askan is opening […]

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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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