Orchard Street

Muay Thai Fighter to Open Vegan Bakeshop ‘Rawsome Treats’ on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2018 at 5:08 am

With SHUT Skateboards gone more four months, it’s time for the next tenant in line at 158 Orchard Street. Teaser signage now advertises the imminent arrival of a new raw, vegan dessert shop called Rawsome Treats. Watt Sriboonruang, who moonlights as a Muay Thai amateur fighter, started the small business on the Lower East Side […]

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The Cast Finds a New Home (Next Door) on Orchard Street

Posted January 4, 2018 at 5:02 am

The Cast leather store on Orchard Street is moving from back room to front of house, so to speak. Owner Chuck Guarino ended his run at 72 Orchard over the holiday weekend, and is currently in the process of relocating product to the months-vacant retail space next door. Where Wendy Mink Jewelry previously operated. This […]

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Wassail Cider Bar Closes Down After Less Than 3 Years on Orchard Street

Posted January 3, 2018 at 9:43 am

Wassail, considered the first cider-centric bar in New York City, folded before the turn of the New Year. Its final day on Orchard Street was this past Saturday night (December 30), a few months shy of the third anniversary. Ownership took to Facebook for the announcement, noting with a somber quip that “it will be […]

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Galerie Perrotin Adds itself to Classic Beckenstein Signage on Orchard Street

Posted January 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Beckenstein now shills for Perrotin on the Lower East Side. Truth. In a sneaky stroke of the brush, Galerie Perrotin is now part of the S. Beckenstein story at 130 Orchard Street. Fresh off its recent completion of additional upper-level exhibition space, the Paris-based gallery added itself to the classic red-white-and-yellow exterior signage. Take a […]

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In Attempted Orchard Street Heist, Arsonist Crook Douses ‘Yaf Sparkle’ Employee in Lighter Fluid

Posted December 31, 2017 at 4:09 pm

An employee of Yaf Sparkle on Orchard Street was reportedly doused in gasoline during a heist at the jewelry store yesterday afternoon. The perp, one Kevin Scurry, entered 158 Orchard Street shortly after 3pm pretending to be a customer. When a female employee showed him some trinkets, he proceeded to drench her in lighter fluid […]

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Man Found Dead Inside the Orchard Street Hotel

Posted December 22, 2017 at 5:04 am

Early yesterday morning, an older man was found dead inside the Orchard Street Hotel just south of Stanton Street. First responders mobilized after receiving a 911 call at 3:09 am reporting an unconscious man inside the eleven-story hotel, according to published reports. When police arrived at the scene, they found the 63-year-old man unconscious, and with […]

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Red Compass Loses its Way, Sits Closed for Months

Posted December 12, 2017 at 5:07 am

For the second time inside a year, Georgian eatery Red Compass on Orchard Street is closed without notice. Only now, the outage appears permanent. Gates have been drawn during business hours for the last couple months. Calls to the Hell Square establishment all go directly to voicemail. Based on Yelp reviews, it appears the last […]

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Xeno Zero Game Center on Orchard Street is Closing Down

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:09 am

The gigantic “for lease” poster board currently sits in the front window of 24 Orchard Street, signaling that it’s game over for two-year-old Xeno Zero. The Xeno Zero game center has been a popular draw during its brief lifespan, attracting collectors and hardcore gamers for various competitions. The venue itself sells cards, game-related collectibles, and […]

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Equinox to Open its First LES Gym Next Spring

Posted December 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

The Equinox showroom has been in full sales mode for five months. Occupying the rear third of the former American Apparel space at East Houston and Orchard Streets. It’s pretty much a soulless retail footprint, with plenty of bright eye candy, corporate street art, and pretty people milling about. Sole purpose is netting new members […]

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Orchard Street Now a ‘Jingle Hell’ with Fornicating Reindeer and Pissing Santa

Posted December 4, 2017 at 9:43 am

Of golden showers and horny reindeer. The Skinny has taken that SantaCon spirit and foisted it upon Hell Square with the kitschy “Jingle Hell’s” television promo stunt. Installing new signage and lewd Christmas decorations on the roof of 174 Orchard Street. Such as this pissing Santa, complete with neon yellow stream; or the fornicating reindeer […]

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