Orchard and Delancey, AKA 57th and 5th of the Lower East Side, is the epicenter of every interesting and vibrant downtown neighborhood. Walking distance to Soho, Noho, Chinatown, Little Italy, the Financial Center, South Street Seaport, East Village and Greenwich Village.
The Lower East Side is filled with historic facades, artists, restauranteurs, merchants, old-timers, and eclectics who come together like symphonic flash mob, to create the unique ambiance of Orchard Street. It is a combination of the history, plus artsy locals and hopeful entrepreneurs who live and work here, all NYC characters who have made Orchard Street much like a back lot designed by MGM. Orchard is no average NYC street; there is a soulfulness loved by the authentic locals as well as the out of towners who gravitate here. The sensation of high energy is brought about by the contrast of old New York with the vigor of visitors to a burgeoning city. There is room to mix in the crowd or make yourself noticed in a myriad of settings for human interaction; something surely missed in our time of impersonal communication.
Naturally, an article about Orchard Street is incomplete without the newsworthy story of how a beloved neighborhood Icon successfully straddles both the old world and the new. An encounter at the Blue Moon affords one an opportunity to relive periods in our culture when a wholesome charm pleased with greater satisfaction; It is a memorial to a simpler time, when cultivating our relationships meant just being here. It's just the perfect scene to begin a story of your own or with someone of your choosing. If you are ready to participate in a DeJa’Vu of NYC history. Blue Moon invites you to share the experience of how art and history collide into such an elegant design at 100 Orchard Street.
The Blue Moon experience was captured perfectly by Lori Mantrose Jackson, who wrote of her stay: In a world that is becoming more and more homogenized... we need more Blue Moon Hotel experiences. Not only is it unique, but we are allowed to step back in time...to touch and breath in an experience of lives lived and lost--to imagine NYC in another state altogether and through imagination to become part to that experience.