Orchard Street

Orchard and Broome is Now Little Italy for Scorsese’s ‘Irishman’ Film Shoot Tomorrow

Posted November 16, 2017 at 5:15 am

The heart of the Lower East Side is now Little Italy. In case you missed it, a construction crew has been installing 1970s-specific set design in the intersection of Orchard and Broome Streets, recreating a neighborhood that barely exists today. It’s a massive undertaking. For instance, the ground level retail of 90 Orchard Street is […]

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Whynot Coffee Shutters Ahead of Una Pizza Napoletana Takeover on Orchard Street

Posted November 14, 2017 at 5:00 am

Whynot Coffee on Orchard Street officially terminated operations over the weekend after a rocky four years on the block. Last night, movers were busy clearing out the enormous ground level space at 175 Orchard. It’s done. The paradox with Whynot, of course, is that it was forged in controversy over its quest for a full […]

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Another Look at the Faux Little Italy Created for ‘The Irishman’ on the Lower East Side

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:08 am

To recreate a scene from authentic Little Italy of yore, it apparently can’t even happen there… The cosmetic transformation of Orchard and Broome Streets into Little Italy is almost complete. For the last week, a film crew has been busy recreating this “museum block” into a period scene plucked from 1970s New York. The masquerading […]

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Confirmed: Una Pizza Napoletana Moving Back to the Lower East Side

Posted November 13, 2017 at 5:03 am

Whynot Coffee is toast, as the acclaimed Una Pizza Napoletana is confirmed for 175 Orchard Street. Eater confirmed last week that pizzaiolo Anthony Mangieri is bringing his pizzeria back to the Lower East Side in a partneship with Contra/Wildair principals Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Valtierra. It’s a straight-up move, as the San Francisco […]

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The Seasonal Holiday Street Lights Are Now Glowing on Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s that time of year again. The clocks change, the air is crisp, and the holiday lights come out on (and around) Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflake orbs are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. The spine designated the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership […]

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Orchard Street Masquerades as 1970s Little Italy for Netflix ‘Irishman’ Film Shoot

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:00 am

The quintessential Lower East Side intersection is temporarily masquerading as Little Italy. You may have noticed that the Tictail boutique is brandishing imposter signage and faux exterior as Umberto’s Clam House (circa 1970s). Or the E. Rossi Italy Music & Book Co. sign affixed 91 Orchard Street. The transformation, we’re told, is part of set dressing […]

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Contra Principal Might Revive ‘Una Pizza Napoletana’ Pizzeria on Orchard Street

Posted November 8, 2017 at 5:00 am

Contra and Wildair principal Jeremiah Stone this week filed the application with Community Board 3 for his proposed Hell Square pizzeria. And some foodie circles are buzzing about what it could potentially mean for the neighborhood. The paperwork is somewhat light on details, but does include a sample menu with a header of “Una Pizza Napoletana.” […]

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PETA Staged a Protest Against Mice Exhibit at Castle Fitzjohns Gallery on Orchard Street

Posted November 7, 2017 at 5:00 am

An exhibit on Orchard Street with live mice beneath the floor has PETA up in arms. For the last couple weeks, the popular four-year-old Castle Fitzjohns gallery at 98 Orchard Street has been showing “The Social Network,” an footpath installation showcasing live mice in the floor. It’s meant to explore notions of phobia. Per the […]

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Reed Space Returns to Orchard Street Tomorrow, Just as Extra Butter Completes Renovations

Posted November 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

After over a year in exile, Reed Space is returning to Orchard Street tomorrow, albeit in a short-form capacity. Once the like-minded Extra Butter boutique returns to its old digs next door, their temporary space at 125 Orchard (the Giselle shop) will welcome the Lower East Side refugee. Reed Space founder Jeff Staple announced last […]

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By Annexing 68 Orchard Street, ‘Shin Gallery’ Rules the Corner of Orchard and Grand

Last modified November 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

The Shin Gallery just expanded again. This time one store over to complete its takeover of the former home of Sheila’s Decorating. Last week, the four-year-old showroom lifted the curtain another annex gallery – its second addition – at 68 Orchard Street. You’ll recall that this address had been under complete renovation since early-2015, resulting in […]

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