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Rapidly gentrifying area, not what it once was

Orchard Street was once one of the major shopping streets of the Lower East Side for the largely Jewish immigrant population of its neighborhood. Then, it evolved to a low price... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 13, 2016
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

Orchard Street was once one of the major shopping streets of the Lower East Side for the largely Jewish immigrant population of its neighborhood. Then, it evolved to a low price discount street for bargain shoppers with a dose of Jewish flavor. The neighborhood is in transition once again. The bargain stores are being replaced by fancier stores in some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is an historic street to stroll along before or after visiting the tenement museum. Learn about the history of it and take it all in. Several places to eat.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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New York, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank eminker
Torquay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Dahtorq
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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...

20 Thank SBaumDerby_CT
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Blandford, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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