198 Orchard Street

That Time a Sniper Murdered a Shopkeeper on Orchard Street [HISTORY]

Posted March 31, 2016 at 5:13 am

As controversial owner-developer Ben Shaoul constructs his ten-story condo-plex at 196 Orchard Street, we thought it fitting to exhume some of the criminal history behind this high-profile Lower East Side corner. It was April 1934, and Mrs. Yetta Einhorn, 40, was standing in the doorway of her husband’s “cut-rate” bread shop at 198 Orchard Street. She had […]

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Taqueria Ends Its Tenure on Orchard Street; St. Mark’s Location Opens Thursday

Posted March 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

Hated landlord Ben Shaoul again wielded his metaphorical sledgehammer this weekend, knocking out another neighborhood establishment at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. The latest victim of the massive purge is four-year-old Taqueria, having served its last burritos at 198 Orchard last night. Not surprising, though, as their departure was expected for months. […]

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Orchard Street Taqueria Eyes New Location as Development Looms

Last modified August 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

Get ready, folks. The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is about to become a construction zone for the forseeable future. Seriously, how much more fuckin’ decimation can this spot see? The writing was on the wall well before Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak ceased operations at the end of June. Rumblings of impending […]

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Report: Ben Shaoul Purchases Lot of Low-Rise Buildings on East Houston for Development; Businesses to Vacate in May

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:41 pm

Relish that open air spanning the one block of East Houston from Orchard to Ludlow Streets; savor the flavor of Bereket, Empanada Mama, and Ray’s Pizza. Word is, it will soon disappear. In all likelihood, Hell Building part deux is probably on the way. At the end of December last year, we reported on some […]

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Taqueria on Orchard Embraces Metallica

Posted July 14, 2011 at 6:18 am

Orchard Street newcomer Taqueria is apparently embracing its love of heavy metal. More after the jump!

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AAA Ichiban Sushi Takes Over at 198A Orchard

Posted June 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Without much fanfare or publicity, eight-month-old Yummy Sushi at 198A Orchard Street quietly disappeared into history.

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Taqueria Adds Signage at 198 Orchard

Posted March 18, 2011 at 6:09 am

Hell Square is hell-bent on adding more taquerias to its already extensive arsenal.

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Restaurant Retrospective: Xiao Ye

Posted December 17, 2010 at 6:38 am

Xiao Ye closed for good a couple weeks ago. Let’s take a look back at its brief life.

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Eddie Huang’s “Four Loko Thursdays” Will Continue

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

[Photo Credit: Eater] Chef/restaurateur Eddie Huang sure knows how to generate buzz around his Xiao Ye venture at 198 Orchard Street. Last Friday, Huang announced a new weekly event called “Four Loko Thursdays,” an all-you-can-drink affair for $15. Only days later, the idea was scrapped after the Daily News informed him that the state bars […]

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Yummy Sushi Now Serving at 198A Orchard

Posted October 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

One week later, Yummy Sushi is now serving at 198A Orchard Street.  Low-hanging grand opening flags are strung across the entrance of the restaurant, and the requisite glut of delivery menus scattered about the neighborhood.