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Orchard Street

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Home to Many Immigrant Groups

Orchard Street is just a small but significant piece of the Lower East Side. Many immigrant groups have passed through this area - European Jews, Italians, Irish, Spanish, Chinese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
New York, New York, United States

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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Well, I may be biased, cause I live on that street. It's MY street! And I chose it for a reason! It's a vibrant street, full of restaurants, bars, hair dressers, spas, coffee shops, hat shops, what else do you need?! It is the heart of the Lower East Side to me, and obviously a good starting point before roaming... More 

Thank Cate F
New York, New York, United States
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Orchard Street is just a small but significant piece of the Lower East Side. Many immigrant groups have passed through this area - European Jews, Italians, Irish, Spanish, Chinese - and you can still see small slivers of what has been and has yet to come. Orchard Street shoppes unfortunately are not anywhere as prolific as they used to be.... More 

1 Thank eminker
Torquay, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice friendly feel to the place. Blue Moon is a gem of a hotel. Look upwards and take in the fire escapes. Imagine it as tenements and experience the cafes

Thank Dahtorq
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Orchard street is praised as one of the ultimate shopping areas, Unfortunately we did not find that to be true. Where are the shops? Lots of vacant stores, no livelihood or ambiance. Needless to say: no shopping was done. Instead you can go to Soho!

2 Thank Paul D
Derby, CT
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Which day is better to visit Orchard Street, NYC? We love going when the stores have their stuff out on the street... kind of like buying "everything that fell off the truck"... Can anyone update me? It's been years since we've been and can't decide if Saturday or Sunday would be the right day! Thanks...

12 Thank SBaumDerby_CT
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

there are a couple of nice and cute places ( stores - cafe - restaurant ) we were living around and it was nice - not too much car traffic and it cool to have a look around

Thank coco b
Blandford, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As of this writing; Orchard Street is gearing up to become an up and coming fashion retail street full of boutiques, but it isn't quite there yet. It will be though not now. We saw some store fronts being worked on and I would guess that next year will be the year that Orchard Street is the IT Street.

Thank laurieanichols
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Orchard street is the real deal. It has the old New York mixed in with the new, which is what makes NY so vibrant. There are two fantastic coffee places. The Roasting Plant, at 81 Orchard was the best coffee in the city. Small boutiques. Great galleries. Old school candy shoppes. EB White said "nobody should come to NY unless... More 

3 Thank Greeninvestor
minneapolis, mn
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2006

This was fun. Some of the stuff was junk, and some actually all right quality! Lots of good take homes for surprise affordable trip gifts. . . Every shop owner is interested in getting your cash, and they are not shy about it, but this is half the fun. A picturesque street filled with shops ranging in offerings, selection, and... More 

5 Thank Christina B
Chicago, IL
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50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2003

While Kata's Delicatessen is over 100 years old (where the famous deli scene in "When Harry Met Sally" was filmed) and lives up to its reputation for real New York deli cuisine, Orchard Street doesn't seem to be qyute what it used to be in terms of bargains. Lots of cheap items on outdoor street racks, (almost like a flea... More 

8 Thank Paukey

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Straddling the bridge between New York’s thriving immigrant past and its modern transformation into a beacon of global art and culture, the Lower East Side is one of the most dynamic neighborhoods in the city. The blocks of tenements that represented the promise and blight of the Lower East Side immigrant experience now command top dollar for new residents. Right next to old-world delis, 24-hour bodegas, and the garment shops of Orchard Street, you’ll find hip clubs, fashionable bistros, and luxury hotels beckoning at all hours of the evening. If you love nightlife and live music, it’s hard to beat the scene here.
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