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The Tower at MOSCOT’s Old Orchard Street HQ is Now Above Ground

Posted December 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

Six years after MOSCOT moved across the street, the multimillion-dollar cause of its ousting is slowly ascending. We’re talking, of course, about the twelve-story tower currently under construction at the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. Foundation and underpinning work recently wrapped, and the superstructure skeleton is now poking above the plywood. Sitting at […]

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With Demolition on Deck, Fire Sparks at Former Moscot Building on Delancey Street

Posted December 30, 2016 at 5:13 am

Early Wednesday evening, there was a fire in the commercial space of 86-88 Delancey Street (aka 118 Orchard). The blaze was quickly extinguished, and plywood shed inserted to protect passersby from the damage. To be honest, the incident is just the latest contribution to the demise of this corner, formerly home to MOSCOT. If the […]

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Taking Stock of Wallplay’s Graffiti Goodbye on Delancey Ahead of 12-Story Condo Conversion [PHOTOS]

Posted July 7, 2016 at 5:18 am

Graffiti is now inextricably linked to the gentrification life cycle. Art is the soft cool factor now used by the upper crust to sell the grit and grandeur of a so-called up-and-coming neighborhood. And it’s now en vogue, apparently, to decorate buildings on the docket for demolition. Case in point, what’s happening at 118 Orchard […]

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Demolition Looms as Wallplay Prepares to Exit 118 Orchard Street Next Month

Posted June 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

Here comes the wrecking ball at Orchard and Delancey Streets. More carnage and 12-story luxury rebirth on the way. Though you wouldn’t know it given the sleek new yellow paint job. It began two months ago with the closure and consolidation of Michele Olivieri shoe store. Now, Wallplay is following suit, soon to shutter its […]

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First Look at the 12-Story Tower that Chased MOSCOT from its Old HQ on Delancey

Posted April 27, 2016 at 9:26 am

For four years, a twelve-story tower has been promised for the northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets. The project is no closer to reality, but there are rudimentary renderings available that showcase the newcomer. Helm Equities (aka David Escava) purchased 118 Orchard Street (aka 86 Delancey) in 2012 for $4.8 million. This transaction was […]

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Star Wars Politics Brings Darth Trump, Yodie Sanders, and Princess Lillary Before the New York Primary Tomorrow, Check out Kid Super’s Star Wars to Orchard Street

Posted April 18, 2016 at 5:11 am

With the New York Primary a day away, Hell Square is getting even more political. Brooklyn-based Kid Super commissioned a new mural showing the three frontrunner candidates for president. Albeit with a twist – through the filter of the Star Wars universe. Kid Super, the trendy streetwear boutique out of Williamsburg, teamed up with the […]

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The 1975 Attracts Dozens to Orchard Street for Record Release Pop-up this Morning

Last modified February 26, 2016 at 9:01 am

With news breaking yesterday evening that pop group The 1975 would be hosting a Lower East Side pop-up, the queue began almost immediately. The first few brave souls lined up at around 8pm last night. By morning, the block of Orchard Street north of Delancey is packed with dozens of teens. The line snakes from […]

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The 1975 Synth-Pop Band Hosting Record Release Pop-Up on Orchard Street Tomorrow

Last modified February 25, 2016 at 6:15 pm

The tight-trousered synth pop outfit – The 1975 – will descend upon the Lower East Side tomorrow. In a stunt to celebrate the release of their sophomore record, I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It, the Manchester, UK gang is hosting a dedicated pop-up shop on Orchard Street. […]

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12-Story Tower Planned for the Old Moscot Site on Delancey

Posted October 2, 2014 at 5:23 am

Exactly two years ago to the day, we broke news of Moscot’s move across Delancey Street. We noted at the time that a tower would likely rise on the site. You see, the two parcels comprising 118 and 120 Orchard Street were combined into one zoning lot shortly before our report. The two-story box remained […]

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Wallplay Debuts Intelligentsia Coffee Counter as Part of Jonathan Rosen’s “I Want” Gallery Show

Last modified April 25, 2014 at 9:27 am

The sandwich board outside the Wallplay showroom on Orchard Street promises an experience that’s “better than Starbucks.” The confused or intrigued should note that the announcement – dropped Sunday morning – is related to the latest endeavor inside the former MOSCOT gallery space. It’s called “(Blank),” a permanent “concept counter” run by coffee entrepreneur Fabrizio […]

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