Allen Street

SLA Denies License to Controversial Sons of Essex Operator for Allen Street Club

Posted January 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

Controversial landlord-developer Michael Shah and his Line Group nightlife arm were dealt a major blow on Wednesday when the State Liquor Authority denied their proposal for a Mexican nightspot called Dos Cientos. In the works for nearly a year, Shah and his usual suspects had been trying to convert the three-years-vacant Preserve 24 space at the […]

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From Lobster to Luxury: 8-Story Luxury Condos on Allen Street Go Live

Posted January 3, 2018 at 5:06 am

We haven’t really touched upon the 42 Allen Street development in the five years since our first report about plans for this site. In that time, the high traffic corner has gone from one-story warehouse to eight-story condo development. Indeed, what was once a Chinatown lobster farm wholesale business now sits pretty as a shiny […]

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‘Kabisera Kape’ is the Newest Coffee Shop for Allen Street

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The former barbershop at 151 Allen Street is reborn as a cafe. Open as of yesterday afternoon, Kabisera Kape is your standard neighborhood java joint. (Kabisera is Filipino for “Seat.”) Seemingly a first for this side of Allen Street, between Rivington and Stanton, it joins Konditori just up the block to keep the area in […]

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Hill & Dale Partners with ‘Thai Direct Bowls’ on Allen Street

Posted December 8, 2017 at 5:06 am

Hill & Dale is now open for takeaway Thai lunch options. The Allen Street watering hole last month struck a partnership with Thai Direct Bowls, a startup that offers “authentic meal kits, healthy lunch bowls and delicious food products.” It’s sub-leasing the space from the golden-age-of-radio-themed bar during daytime hours (until 4pm). Patrons can choose […]

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Lady Gaga’s Favorite Bikram Yoga Studio Closes After 13 Years, will Return as ‘Fierce Grace’

Posted December 5, 2017 at 5:18 am

Longtime local yoga studio, Bikram Yoga Lower East Side, is no more. Gone after nearly fourteen years atop Allen Street. Instead, its founder and owner, Tricia Donegan, is beginning anew with a corporate partnership from across the pond. Donegan will continue bringing yoga to the people, as it were, except now it’ll be under the […]

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‘iMakr’ 3D Printer Ends its Allen Street Tenancy After 3 Years

Posted November 27, 2017 at 5:05 am

Stop the presses. The iMakr 3D printing company just shuttered its Allen Street flagship storefront. It had been a three-year jaunt for the London-based company. The iMakr showroom-slash-studio is now headquartered in Brooklyn’s Industry City, and still maintains its e-commerce solution online. Until its departure this month, the shop sold a selection of 3D Printers, […]

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‘A. Feibusch’ Might Get Unzipped from Allen Street as 2-Story Property Hits Market for $6M

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s one of our favorite buildings in the area, and might meet the wrecking ball in the not-too-distant future. The A. Feibusch Corp. zipper supplier (aka Zipperstop) – located on the Lower East Side for over seventy years – is probably counting down the days. Indeed, a real estate listing just hit the market that […]

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This Artist is Live-Streaming His Life Inside a Vacant Allen Street Store [VIDEO]

Posted November 2, 2017 at 5:00 am

It’s voyeurism upped a notch. Brooklyn-based street artist RAE just moved into an Allen Street storefront and wants you to observe his “mundane” lifestyle. The pseudo-anonymous creative will be living in the storefront of 130 Allen for the next four weeks, and hopes to pique interest with passersby. But the stunt – dubbed “The RAE […]

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Charles Bradley Memorial Mural Painted on Allen Street

Posted November 1, 2017 at 5:01 am

Late soul singer Charles Bradley is mourned on the Lower East Side with a new mural. Street artist Joe Miller painted the memorial on Allen Street a couple weeks ago, barely a month after the musician passed away from stomach cancer at 68. Miller’s piece is the latest entrant in The New Allen, that “art […]

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Major Construction Resumes at Long-Stagnant ‘Allen Street Hotel’

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

Take a look at the Allen Street Hotel, now renamed The Allen. Black netting is slowly crawling up the facade as major construction work is now reactivated. Yes, those words were mentioned in the same breath as this development. Make no mistake, either. This is a watershed event in the life of this zombie development. […]

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