181 Orchard Street

Kinky’s Dessert Bar Now Serving its Perverted Pastries on Orchard Street

Posted February 18, 2022 at 5:05 am

Perverted pastries are now a pandemic pleasure on northern Orchard Street. Kinky’s Dessert Bar, as first reported here last September, signed a lease for the ground unit at 181 Orchard. It finally opened, rather fittingly, on Valentine’s Day after several months of delays. As the name suggests, the two-level establishment slings smutty snacks alongside alcoholic […]

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Kinkys Dessert Bar is the Newest Naughty Neighbor on Orchard Street

Posted September 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

A former Hell Square gallery will soon become a sex-driven dessert shop. Kinkys Dessert Bar is probably what you think it is. The establishment will tantalize tastebuds with sexualized desserts. The business also seeks a beer-wine license, and is slated to appear before Community Board 3 this month for the advisory approval. The Kinkys climax […]

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Local 138 Reopens on Friday with New Orchard Street Bar

Posted July 22, 2019 at 5:02 am

It took four months, but the reboot of Local 138 is days from opening at its new Orchard Street home. Local 138, which had occupied its namesake Ludlow address since 1996, announced the closure and move and impending move to 181 Orchard back in January. Work has been underway since. A downsizing not entirely its […]

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Local 138 Closes, Begins Renovating New Orchard Street Bar

Posted May 1, 2019 at 5:04 am

Hell Square dive bar, Local 138, closed down its longtime home on Ludlow Street this past Saturday night. It had been located at the namesake Ludlow Street address since opening in 1996. Since the announcement of the closure and impending move in January, work has been underway on the second coming. The new Local 138 […]

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‘Local 138’ Now Eyeing Orchard Street Move

Posted January 3, 2019 at 5:07 am

Local 138 has been at its namesake address for two decades, and is beloved by many as one of the last genuine Lower East Side pubs. However, a complicated relocation of the Hell Square watering hole remains ongoing. Several months after controversial landlord Michael Shah purchased 138 Ludlow Street for $19 million, the bar was […]

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‘Quinn NYC’ is Ditching its Orchard Street Boutique

Posted September 18, 2017 at 5:08 am

Quinn NYC doesn’t have much time left on Orchard Street. The token tombstone signage appeared above the entrance to the boutique last week courtesy of Misrahi Realty. Apparently, the company is focusing on its new operation at the South Street Seaport. “We have opened a studio experience in The Seaport,” a spokesperson confirms in an […]

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The Hoodie Shop Falls Victim to Escalating Rents on Upper Orchard Street

Posted March 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The interior movie marquee just went dark at 181 Orchard Street. The Hoodie Shop just threw in the towel yesterday after four years (to the day) selling its namesake product on the block. Furnishings and apparel are already cleared out, with Misrahi Realty tombstone signage firmly in place. And you already know why; rent escalation is […]

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Luxury Boutique ‘Quinn’ Moves Into 181 Orchard Street

Posted April 18, 2013 at 6:30 am

In a quick turn of events, a Skunkfunk replacement is now on the block, keeping the Hoodie Shop some company at 181 Orchard Street. Another boutique.

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Orchard Fashion Flight: Skunkfunk and Daha Vintage Closing

Posted October 23, 2012 at 6:28 am

Two relative retail longtimers on Orchard Street are departing.

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The Hoodie Shop Opens at 181 Orchard Street

Posted March 21, 2012 at 6:09 am

The Hoodie Shop has been teasing the neighborhood ever since we broke news of their arrival back in August.

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