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Bareburger Owners Look to Take Over ‘Hill & Dale’ on Allen Street

Posted March 9, 2017 at 5:09 am

Four years into operations, the phonograph-themed Hill & Dale is about to change hands. And it might soon go to the purveyors of one of the city’s most prolific burger chains. According to paperwork filed with Community Board 3, owner-operators of Bareburger, Nikolaos Marolachakis and Nikolaos Galanis, hope to take control of the business. It […]

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Facing Rent Hike, Sugar Cafe’s Last Call is Sunday

Posted February 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s last call for Sugar Cafe on Allen Street. The reliable, 24/7 corner diner has been winding down operations this week, and plans to close sometime on Sunday afternoon. We first reported the news on Tuesday after several readers passed along word, and relayed their displeasure at its passing. They noted that this is one of […]

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Rumor: ‘Sugar Cafe’ is Closing Down at the End of the Week

Posted January 31, 2017 at 5:00 am

The sugar high is gone; now the big comedown. The no-frills, 24/7 Sugar Cafe has been fueling the area from 200 Allen Street (East Houston) for over a decade. It’s weathered the winds of gentrification and more than five years of roadwork at its doorstep. But apparently a rent increase is doing them in. Several readers inform […]

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Watch Police Crack Down on Food Carts, Circa 1903 [VIDEO]

Last modified January 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm

Policing food carts on the city streets is certainly nothing new. It’s likely a contributing factor to why some of your favorite meal-on-wheels oftentimes hit up different neighborhoods. But, again, it’s been happening for over a hundred years. Just check out this awesome video clip, a public domain black-and-white called “Move On” dating back to […]

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‘Roots of Fight’ Celebrates Legendary Athletes in New Allen Street Store

Posted December 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Apparently, pugilism is alive and well on the Lower East Side. Even if G&S Sporting Goods is gone. Exactly two years after East Coast MMA debuted on Orchard Street, a likeminded shop just debuted directly on its backside (aka 130 Allen). Roots of Fight is now in the ring, described as a boutique celebrating the […]

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Chinese Church on Allen Street Changes Hands for $11.4M

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The Chinese Christian Herald Crusades church finally found a buyer for its property at 48 Allen Street (aka 49 Orchard). The seven-story property had been on and off the market the last few years without any bites. Until last week, when Hogg Holdings snapped it up for $11.4 million, $3.6 million shy of its prior […]

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62-Year-Old Pedestrian Suffers ‘Serious’ Head Injury While Crossing Allen Street Yesterday

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

Here’s an update on that early-morning accident yesterday at Allen and Grand Streets… As previously reported, a pedestrian was struck by an SUV on the northbound side of Allen while crossing at 6:30am. The unidentified male is 62-years-old and suffered serious head injuries in the collision. He was rushed to Bellevue for treatment. The 53-year-old […]

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COST and DAIN Paste up 7-Story Collaboration on Allen and Delancey

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

The southeast corner of Allen and Delancey Streets is becoming its own beacon of street art, continuing a trajectory most recently forged by “The New Allen” project. Latest is the old bank-to-condo building at 77 Delancey, which now boasts a seven-story collaboration between legendary wheat-paster COST and Brooklyn-based DAIN. It took more than two weeks […]

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Breaking: Pedestrian Hit in Intersection of Grand and Allen Streets

Last modified December 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

A pedestrian was struck in the northbound intersection of Allen and Grand Streets earlier this morning. Police have roped off the area and are diverting traffic. Details are scant at the moment, but blood is splattered in the crosswalk. No word yet on the condition of the victims. We’ll have more as it develops.

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‘Soft Swerve’ Ice Cream Shop Debuts on Allen Street, Just in Time for Winter

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

Perfect timing. Soft Swerve has been ready to go for weeks now. The nascent ice cream shop at 85B Allen Street first announced itself back in early October, when workers promised an imminent opening. That didn’t happen right away, though, because the electricity system reportedly required an upgrade. That was what a store employee told us […]

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