Batchilly Fashions

Courtney Sell’s Film About the Endangered Orchard Street Leather Vendors is Screening Tonight

Last modified December 15, 2014 at 10:41 am

It’s no secret, really, that the “bargain district” of Lower East Side yore is dead. Eroded so absolutely by the marching forces of gentrification. Still hanging onto that thread are a handful of leather and suitcase vendors on Orchard Street, mainly between Delancey and Rivington. The latest shuffle was Daniel’s Leather, which gave up its […]

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Keybar and Latin Lounge Eying Orchard Street

Posted March 5, 2012 at 6:44 am

The destructive tidal wave of nightlife is breaking on the decimated shores of upper Orchard Street and it’s not looking good. Details after the jump!

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Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street, Part 4

Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

Yesterday afternoon, 140 Orchard Street was again inspected by a whole team of firefighter personnel.

Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street, Part 3

Posted August 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

Something is definitely amiss with the boiler system at 140 Orchard Street, former home of Batchilly Fashions.

Vendor Victims at 140 Orchard Street

Posted June 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Another posh boutique hotel, another pair of vendor victims on Orchard Street.

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Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street, Redux

Posted December 30, 2010 at 6:18 am

A week after boiler issues attracted firefighters to 140 Orchard Street, the city’s finest returned to the scene again today.

Fire Call at 140 Orchard Street

Posted December 23, 2010 at 6:18 am

Shortly before 2 pm yesterday, a fleet of FDNY vehicles responded to a call at 140 Orchard Street.  We learned from one of the shopkeepers at Batchilly Fashions that it was much ado about a malfunctioning boiler in the basement. There was reportedly no fire.  However, firefighters remained on scene for a half-hour to properly […]