Orchard Street

Finding ‘Treasure’ at the Former Boys Don’t Cry on Orchard Street

Posted November 12, 2021 at 5:01 am

The revolving door of nightlife continues at 22 Orchard Street, where a newcomer is looking to take the torch from Boys Don’t Cry. Christopher Yerington – former general manager of the shuttered Black & White on East 10th Street – is looking to update the map, so to speak, with a cafe-bar called Treasure Club. […]

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Matter House Confirmed for Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Food and Beverage

Posted November 10, 2021 at 5:06 am

The southwest corner of Orchard and Canal Streets – site of the Jarmulowsky Bank Building – has largely been quiet in the last year. But now activity seems to be on the rebound. The landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel. One that has been under […]

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It’s ‘Bongos’ for An Choi on Orchard Street

Posted November 4, 2021 at 5:01 am

It took more than a year to fill those shoes, but there is finally a replacement for An Choi on Orchard Street. With a familiar face, at that. An Choi ended service at 85 Orchard Street in July of 2020 after serving Vietnamese cuisine to the Lower East Side for more than eleven years. Now, […]

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The LES and Chinatown Grapple with Nightlife Fallout Amidst Open Restaurants

Last modified November 4, 2021 at 7:13 pm

The following guest post was written by Candace Pedraza, a graduate student in the Newmark School of Journalism. The concept of Open Streets is a simple one: use of public space normally unavailable for restaurants and communities is allowed, ensuring socially distanced patronage of local businesses and the safe rekindling of neighborhood connections. The initiative […]

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Fifteen-Story Condo Tower Slated for Lower Orchard Street

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm

The southerly base of Orchard Street is about to receive some additional heft. Fifteen stories’ worth, in fact. The dormant building at 24 Orchard Street will meet the wrecking ball in due course. The property itself changed hands in November 2020 for $6.7 million, and now the listed owner, shell entity NNYY LLC, is planning […]

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MOSCOT Launches New Chromeo Collaboration with in-Store Performance

Posted October 14, 2021 at 5:05 am

MOSCOT recently launched a new collaboration with popular electro-funk duo Chromeo. To celebrate, the eyewear company is hosting a live performance of the group at its Orchard Street flagship tonight. According to the press release, the new “luxurious capsule collection” features two limited edition frame styles co-designed by David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” […]

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Pencils Down: Famed LES Purveyor of Graphite Bows out Next Weekend

Posted October 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

The quirky Lower East Side pencil shop, CW Pencil Enterprise, has reached the end of the line. The so-called “purveyor of superior graphite,” which spent the last seven years pushing pencils of all persuasions, first on Forsyth then Orchard, is down for the count. Yet planning a final farewell for this weekend. Ownership announced the […]

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‘P&T Knitwear’ Indie Bookstore Joins Hotel Indigo Retail on Orchard Street

Posted October 7, 2021 at 5:07 am

A new indie bookstore and cafe is on the way to the Lower East Side. The retail vacancy at 180 Orchard Street has been snatched up by P&T Knitwear, and plans to open early next year. The owner is venture capitalist and philanthropist Bradley Tusk – founder of the Gotham Book Prize. He’s partnered with […]

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Now Reopened, Blue Moon Hotel Pins Survival on New Restaurant and Bakery

Posted September 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Blue Moon Hotel on Orchard Street hopes that diversification in its fifteenth year might bolster the bottom line. As part of its reinvention (and reopening), the Settenbrino family is looking to become more than just a “museum hotel” by creating food and beverage options. Specifically, two onsite establishments – Settenbrini’s enoteca and the Sweet […]

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Moscot Looks to be Opening Down the Block at 94 Orchard Street

Posted September 13, 2021 at 5:04 am

It appears Moscot is again on the move. And likely just down the block. Storefront buildout recently commenced on the ground floor of 94 Orchard Street, the pre-war tenement building CEO Harvey Moscot purchased last May for $4.75 million. Chatter at the construction site alleges that the century-old eyewear business will maintain a presence here […]

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