Allen Street

How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

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Pala Pizza Seized After 11 Years on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

Death paid a visit to Pala this week in the form of City Marshals. The eleven-year-old pizzeria was seized and returned to the landlord on Tuesday. As for the restaurant itself, the furnishings and interior are still intact. Packed up for the night never to reopen. The Pala pizzeria opened on this upper stretch of […]

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Southbound M15 Bus Service Restored to Allen Street at East Houston

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

Downtown bus service is finally restored to the top of Allen Street. As of this week, the southbound M15 and M15 Select Buses have resumed pickup and drop-off service just south of Houston. The ticket terminals reappeared yesterday after a two-year absence from the block. You’ll recall that the M15 line was previously re-routed, beginning in January 2015, via […]

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Allen Street Hotel Reactivates Partnership with LISA Project for New Mural Series

Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

For the Allen Street Hotel, the Tristan Eaton mural debacle is firmly in the rearview. Now, two years later, round 2 is upon us. Back in April 2015, the Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned a Guess-integrated mural for the facade of 77-79 Rivington Street. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in […]

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Sons of Essex Owners Vying for Multilevel Mexican Clubstaurant at Former Preserve 24 Space 

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the three years since Preserve 24 failed in epic fashion, the multilevel retail space at 200 Allen Street (aka 177 East Houston) has been shopped around for the next potential nightspot. Elements of One and One, the Late Late, and Upstate each considered, albeit separately, taking a pass at planting a business here. All […]

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Five Years Later, ‘The Allen Hotel’ is Anointed

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

Neighbors, meet the latest lodge to invade the Lower East Side. The Allen Hotel, located at the southeast corner of Broome Street. Until now, its identity had been quite literally masked behind a tarp. Not too long ago, the covering was removed to reveal the lettering above the entrance. To say that the Allen Hotel […]

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Under New Ownership, Moemen Becomes ‘NYC Falafel Co.’ on Allen Street

Posted April 28, 2017 at 5:11 am

There’s been a change of the guard at Moemen, the Mediterranean snack shop at 201 Allen Street. Almost overnight, the signage was swapped and interior remodeled. In comes the blandly named NYC Falafel Co., offering up exactly what you’d imagine. Cheap eats geared toward the Hell Square hordes. They’re open past midnight every day except […]

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9-Years-Stalled ‘Allen Street Hotel’ Back from the Dead with New Renderings (and Window Panels)

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

Against the odds, one of the longest stalled projects on the Lower East Side – it should be a punchline – just returned to life. Back from the dead, it seems, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel now has some new flair to discuss, the first real progress onsite since February 2011. This single window panel on the […]

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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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