Orchard Street

Russ & Daughters to Reopen its Orchard Street Cafe After 2 Years of Pandemic Sidelining

Posted May 10, 2022 at 5:02 am

Closed since the outset of the pandemic more than two years ago, Russ & Daughters is finally reopening its branded cafe on Orchard Street. The century-old Lower East Side business announced its return on Instagram yesterday. Saying that it’ll happen sometime “in the coming weeks.” “Take this as an appetizing tease,” the store said in […]

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Saigon Social Vows Return After Fire Last Week

Last modified May 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

Closed for a week, Saigon Social continues to pick up the pieces from a fire onsite. “We are incredibly grateful that the fire was contained and no one got hurt,” the restaurant said in an Instagram update over the weekend. As ownership continues to assess damages from the fire at 172 Orchard Street last Monday, […]

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‘Nine Orchard’ Hotel Readies Springtime Opening After 10 Years of Construction

Last modified April 26, 2022 at 8:19 pm

Nearly a decade on, the Jarmulowsky Bank Building is finally transformed. The fourteen-story landmark structure will soon welcome guests, not as a financial institution, but as a boutique hotel called Nine Orchard. Described as a hotel “Blending historic architecture with elevated design and contemporary art,” Nine Orchard will begin reservations for its 116 rooms on […]

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P&T Knitwear Plans Memorial Day Bookstore Opening on Orchard Street

Posted April 22, 2022 at 5:09 am

P&T Knitwear, the latest bookstore to call the Lower East Side home, set its opening date for next month. Target launch is Memorial Day weekend. The new Orchard Street venture occupies 3,000-square-feet at the base of Hotel Indigo (nee Orchard Hell Building), and has been under construction since last fall. Upon debut, it will carry […]

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Owner of 3 Lower East Side Hotel is Not Looking to Sell [Updated]

Last modified April 5, 2022 at 4:48 pm

Update: a representative from Gatsby Enterprises confirms that “these assets are not on the market” and that the public listings we linked to are incorrect (and since taken down). The Orchard Street Hotel, Redford Hotel (136 Ludlow), and The Gatsby (135 East Houston) are owned by real estate investor Nader Ohebshalom – together hit the open […]

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The Artist Adam Himebauch Gets Neighborhood Recognition

Posted April 1, 2022 at 5:07 am

Arguably one of the most popular and provocative visual and performative artists of his time that no one really talks about anymore. That’s how history recounts the story of your favorite artists’ favorite artist, Adam Himebauch aka Mr. Downtown.* A contemporary of Warhol in the 1960s, then flourishing straight through the decadent ‘90s, Himebauch rose […]

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Blue Moon Sunsets into Bankruptcy

Posted March 31, 2022 at 5:09 am

The sun sets on the Blue Moon Hotel. Efforts to diversify the Lower East Side lodge with convenient online registration system and onsite amenities apparently weren’t enough to save the business. Owner, Randy Settenbrino, declared Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection, according to recent reports. The Blue Moon – fashioned out of an 1879 tenement – had […]

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Scoville Hot Chicken Franchise Brings More Wings to Hell Square

Posted March 22, 2022 at 5:01 am

The Atlanta-based chicken chain, Scoville Hot Chicken, is pushing north of the Mason Dixon line and headed straight to the Lower East Side. It’s been quietly building out a new location on Orchard Street just above Delancey in a former dollar pizza joint. Sourced from MarJac Farms, their chicken is Halal and free of antibiotics […]

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P&T Knitwear is a New Chapter for Hell Square

Posted March 16, 2022 at 5:16 am

It’s a new chapter for Hell Square. P&T Knitwear, the latest bookstore to call the Lower East Side home, is on the precipice of opening. The new Orchard Street venture occupies 3,000-square-feet at the base of Hotel Indigo (nee Orchard Hell Building), and has been under construction since last fall. Upon debut, it will carry […]

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Chic Tracksuit Purveyor Suzie Kondi Readies Orchard Street Boutique

Posted March 1, 2022 at 5:02 am

With CW Pencils erased from lower Orchard Street, its former store now returns with a taste of velour. Suzie Kondi, the Aussie New Yorker who rode the normcore wave of the pandemic to success with velour tracksuits, is on the precipice of opening her eponymous boutique. With the locals favorite gone from 15 Orchard barely […]

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