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Shuttered ‘Sunrise Glass & Aluminum Warehouse’ Anchoring Allen Street is Under Renovation

Posted April 21, 2017 at 5:13 am

Sunrise Glass & Aluminum, the anchor occupant at the corner of Allen and Broome Streets (aka Hy Genee Way), lost the fight last year. It’s now out of business, a fact signaled by the significant store remodeling underway. The letters spelling “GLASS” down the facade of 91 Allen Street were removed, and now a corner-hugging sidewalk […]

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‘Yokoya Ramen’ Opened on Allen Street this Week

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

Another noodle joint just joined the ranks of upper Allen Street. Thanks to branded canopy and illuminated signage, we’ve known for months. Yokoya Ramen is here. Yokoya Ramen opened earlier this week, and occupies the small square-footage that previously hosted the Allen Street Deli. It’s the second of three ramen vendors to plant roots on […]

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Sheryo & Yok Paint ‘Rat Boi’ for ‘The New Allen’ Street Art Project

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

The latest rat to join Allen Street is by the hand of Sheryo & Yok. Their “Rat Boi” mural now holds court above the northbound lanes of the thoroughfare. The street art duo spent last weekend painting the north face of 82 Stanton Street (formerly Epstein’s Bar). The mobile lift positioned them just above the […]

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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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