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Hanksy Creates Donald Trump Presidential Campaign Posters

Posted July 9, 2015 at 5:12 am

Trump has a new presidential campaign poster on the Lower East Side. The billionaire real estate magnate, bigot, and Republican presidential buffoon candidate Donald Trump is now fodder for pun-master Hanksy. Given the hatred Trump reserves for Mexican immigrants, claiming they’re all criminals and rapists, the prolific street artist decided to provide his services for […]

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‘Round K’ Cafe Opens at Samy Mahfar’s 99 Allen Street

Posted June 26, 2015 at 10:26 am

Allen and Delancey is changing again. Samy Mahfar purchased 99 Allen Street from Heaven Way Buddha Church in September 2013 for $4.4 million. After two years of renovations, including a jet black makeover, the storefronts are finally stocked. And like all of the other properties in the SMA Equities roster, the exterior carries that same […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Finished for Sure; Available for $20K Per Month

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

Those alleged renovations over at Rayuela aren’t happening. Doors have remained sealed at 165 Allen pretty much since the restaurant eased into life support last September. There were several promises of reopening along the way, with management evoking the same old trickery to evade tail-beteween-legs embarrassment. When sister establishment Macondo was briefly shuttered by the […]

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District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar Organizes Free Legal Clinic for Tomorrow Evening

Posted June 23, 2015 at 10:19 am

District Leader Jenifer Rajkumar has coordinated a free legal advice clinic as a benefit to the Lower East Side community at large. For those seeking help and consultation in the specific areas of housing and/or employment law, lawyers from MFY Legal Services will provide residents with pro bono guidance on a first come, first served basis. The event may be […]

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Mama Spa on Allen Street is Looking to Flee

Posted May 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

Mama Spa on Allen is on its way out. Just before its sixth anniversary on the Lower East Side, an oasis of calm is on the chopping block. The Mama Spa at 141 Allen Street is throwing in the towel, it seems. For the better part of the last year, a broker has been listing the […]

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Six Years Later, Locals Calling for Completion of Allen Street Mall Upgrades

Posted May 5, 2015 at 9:25 am

The Allen Street Mall – those eight segments of median running from South Street to East Houston – has come a long way in the last decade. Essentially beat up and left for dead, the Department of Transportation finally took notice that changes were needed, and began implementing upgrades six years ago. Project plans were […]

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Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant Closes Today After 20 Years on the LES

Last modified May 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

In which the Lower East Side loses yet another longstanding restaurant. Hell Square has no love for Tiengarden. Indeed, news came down the pike that Tiengarden, the vegan restaurant at 179 Allen Street, is closing after business today. Thus concludes two decades for the establishment in this neighborhood. An overall lack of foot traffic on […]

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Angry Developer is the Reason Why Triston Eaton Mural was Erased from Allen Street Last Week

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the Little Italy Street Art Project teamed up with Triston Eaton for a mural above Allen Street. Right beside the long-stalled Allen Street Hotel. The short-lived collaboration was a co-branded effort with Guess that featured one of their models. Yet it barely lasted three days. The fly-by-night erasure had been a mystery to […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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