117 Orchard Street

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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Masked Knifeman Crook Robs Orchard Street Pizzeria

Last modified May 28, 2019 at 11:52 am

The unofficial start to summer is here, and Hell Square is already heating up. A dollar pizza joint on Orchard Street was reportedly held up at knifepoint over the holiday weekend. The assailant reportedly entered the seven-year-old 99 Cents Fresh Pizza shortly before 9:30pm on Sunday night. Police say that the masked intruder demanded money after […]

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Cohen’s Fashion Optical Targets Warby Parker with Vision Makeover and Orchard Street ‘Concept Store’

Posted April 19, 2016 at 5:13 am

​For decades, two stalwarts of the optics industry duked it out on a Lower East Side corner. Moscot and Cohen’s Fashion Optical competed for decades, yet the latter never really carried the cool cache of the former, and is barely associated with the neighborhood anymore. With good reason; it’s no longer independent (purchased by Houchens […]

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Cohen’s Optical Wooden Ghost Signage Uncovered on Orchard Street

Posted December 22, 2015 at 5:15 am

The endangered ghost signage peppering the Lower East Side with personality rarely disappoints. Our neighborhood history is simply too rich. Each subsequent archaeological discovery (nay, prize) shines a brighter light on bygone businesses nearly forgotten by the sands soot of time. Sometimes even the most insignificant event can trigger treasure. For instance, let’s have a […]

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New Dollar Pizza Joint on Orchard Unveils Signage

Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

The advent of dollar pizza is surely a sign of the ever-worsening nightlife scene on the Lower East Side.

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Bonnie’s on Orchard Becoming Dollar Pizza Joint

Posted May 7, 2012 at 6:28 am

Days are definitely numbered for the last tangible vestige of Bonnie’s New York at 117 Orchard Street.

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