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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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Flooded in Yellow, ‘The Allen Hotel’ Debuts After 5 Years of Construction

Posted September 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Allen Hotel, not to be confused with the stalled-out nightmare a few blocks north, just opened yesterday. Hence the streaming flags, bunting, illuminated signage, and gaudy lighting scheme. Seriously, the southeast corner of Allen and Broome Streets is flooded with yellow. The seven-story boutique lodge at 88 Allen boasts 41 rooms, each fashioned with cherry […]

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After Labor Day, ‘Dirt Candy’ will Become a Tasting Menu Restaurant

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chef Amanda Cohen is completely revamping the nine-year-old Dirt Candy. Her popular vegetarian restaurant – which moved to Allen Street in 2015 – will close on August 31, and relaunch with a transformed offering, making it more upscale. In other words, they’re doing away with the a la carte menu for dinner seating. Dirt Candy […]

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Lady Gaga Favorite ‘Bikram Yoga’ Faces Eviction from Allen Street Studio

Posted August 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

Longtime yoga studio to the stars, Bikram Yoga, is now on the ropes. Facing eviction from its fourteen-year-old home due to alleged problems with the gas lines at 172 Allen Street. Back in April, the city apparently “discovered serious landlord issues involving the gas lines” that ultimately “resulted in the gas in the studio to […]

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STIK’s 7-Story ‘Migrant Mural’ on Allen Street Raised $12,500 for the Tenement Museum

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Street artist STIK’s latest mural has been on view for a month at the southeast corner of Delancey and Allen Streets. The 7-story piece was painted in conjunction with the Fat Free Art gallery and the Tenement Museum. Proceeds from the exhibition in the Allen Street showroom – totaling $12,500 – go toward the museum’s […]

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Mokbar Owner Debuts Korean Gastropub ‘Ms. Yoo’ on Allen Street

Posted July 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

After months of construction, Mokbar chef Esther Choi just opened her newest establishment on Allen Street called Ms. Yoo. Branded canopy and signage had been in place for the last couple weeks. Named after the grandmother who taught her how to cook, Ms. Yoo is described in PR babble as a “Korean take on an American food […]

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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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