85 Orchard Street

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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State Suspends Dudley’s Liquor License Over Sidewalk Dining Enclosures

Posted January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

The State Liquor Authority wielded its hammer last weekend, summarily suspending the liquor license of Dudley’s on Orchard Street. At issue was the sprawling street eatery constructed by the business, which wraps the corner of Broome Street. Inspectors paid a visit on January 15, and witnessed forty-five patrons “dining within inside enclosures located on the […]

Sticky Rice Outdoor Dining Foiled by Orchard Street Bike Rack

Posted January 6, 2021 at 5:02 am

Sticky Rice is stuck between a rack and an empty place. Bike rack, that is. Thanks to the sprawling, Department of Transportation issued bike corral at its doorstep, the fourteen-year-old Thai restaurant is unable to erect any dedicated structure to accommodate larger-scale outdoor seating. Like the one next door at Dudley’s. (There are currently two […]

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An Choi Officially Closes After 11 Years on Orchard Street

Posted July 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

An Choi, the eleven-year-old local darling, closed its doors forever this past Sunday. The permanent closure also extends to its in-house coffee shop, Cafe Phin. Bowery Boogie was first to report the impending shutter last month, after receiving a tip from a well-placed source blaming pandemic times. Ownership, however, later walked back the news, saying […]

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An Choi May End its Decade-Long Lower East Side Run [Updated]

Last modified June 10, 2020 at 7:46 pm

Word on the street is that local favorite, An Choi, may not return from the COVID-19 lockdown. Thus concluding more than a decade on the block for the Vietnamese restaurant. An Choi closed its doors in mid-March at the outset of the pandemic. Now, an anonymous tipster sends word that the lease on the space […]

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Dudley’s Plans Expansion into Broome Street Gallery Space

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:00 am

Dudley’s currently seeks an alteration to its liquor license that would permit an expansion of the premises. The seven-year-old Australian-style cafe, which previously pushed into the old Guss’ Pickles spot, is now eyeing the former gallery at its backside. This annex, if approved, would give Dudley’s control of the entire corner of Orchard and Broome […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Bourbon at Dudley’s

Last modified August 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm

For a refreshing drink mid- shopping or gallery hopping, stop by the breezy corner of Orchard and Broome and into Dudley’s for their Street Lamp Fizz-bourbon, raspberry syrup, cherry herring, lemon, bitters. Aussie accents and people-watching aplenty on this corner. Dudley’s is at 85 Orchard Street. –Lady of Grand runs Lower East Side food tours. Book […]

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Sticky Rice Temporarily Closes Due to Gas Leak

Posted November 19, 2012 at 6:48 am

Thai seekers may have come across shuttered gates and a neon green sign at Sticky Rice the last few days.

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Fashion Freestyle: August 2

Last modified November 27, 2021 at 7:26 am

Meet Jayne Lies, a Lower East Side staple, often found serving it up at An Choi on Orchard St.

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Dudley’s Officially Opens Tonight at 85 Orchard

Posted June 26, 2012 at 6:18 am

Okay, so the soft launch of Dudley’s was this past weekend at 85 Orchard Street, during which time the paper drapes remained in the windows.

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