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TBD Gallery Goes Belly Up on Allen Street

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:17 am

TBD is now DOA. The gallery has officially terminated its tenure at 97 Allen Street. If you’re keeping score, that’s nine months at this location before the shutter. There is no indication as of yet that the showroom relocated; seems permanent. The TBD showroom debuted in November 2014. We caught one of its more popular […]

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Replacement Slats for Seatless Benches Along Allen Street Mall to Arrive Next Month

Last modified August 14, 2015 at 12:04 pm

A true fix, albeit belated, is reportedly on the way for the seatless benches dotting the Allen Street Mall. The update from Parks Department this week is that we should expect a remedy next month. “Replacement slats have been ordered and are expected by the end of September,” the city agency noted in a tweet […]

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Seatless Benches Along Allen Street Mall Remain Without Remedy

Posted August 11, 2015 at 9:22 am

The Allen Street Mall still suffers from absolute neglect. Respite nowhere in sight. Nothing new, really. Just look at the benches dotting the median from Delancey to South Street. Wood slats on most of the iron benches are either broken or gone altogether, leaving assless seating for those who pass. Locals have since taken to […]

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Jon Neidich Debuts ‘Tiki Tabu’ Pop-Up Bar Atop Sixty LES Hotel

Posted August 7, 2015 at 5:17 am

The Thompson LES officially morphed into SIXTY LES last year. Owner Jason Pomeranc sold the boutique hotel brand but maintained control of a few properties, including this one at 190 Allen Street. A so-called “rooftop reimagining” has been in the works since January, yet was kept under wraps. Until now. Enter Tiki Tabu, a pop-up […]

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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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