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That and a Nickel Will Get You on the Second Avenue El

Posted April 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

I stumbled upon an interesting (albeit short) article in the New York Times from January 1913, which caught my eye because it describes a unique incident that took place on Allen and Grand Streets. “Two children get child and a nickel from woman, who disappears.” That’s the byline. Apparently a young woman paid two twelve-year-old […]

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‘Famous Oyster Bar’ Neons Now Lighting Up Grey Lady on Allen and Delancey

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

As expected, those bright red neons from the Famous Oyster Bar are now a Lower East Side fixture. The illuminated signage was installed on the corner marquee of Grey Lady yesterday afternoon. DOB permits for the exterior appendage are taped to the windows of 77 Delancey for good measure. Grey Lady co-owner Ryan Chadwick purchased […]

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aNYthing Loses Its Commercial Lease at 103 Allen Street

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

Urban skatebrand aNYthing is on the move yet again. The boutique reportedly lost its lease at 103 Allen Street, and closed last month with a going away fire sale. Its tenure here was rather short – just about a year in business. A pair of leasing signs now hangs from the roll-down gate. According to […]

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Report: Contra Guys Angling to Open Another Spot at 94 Allen Street

Posted April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The long-running Swan Tile and Cabinet closed two years ago. Hard to believe that such a prime through-block storefront has been sitting vacant for so long. That could change real quick, though. A new applicant is angling to open a tapas joint here, and he’s reportedly teaming up with a popular spot on Orchard. We are […]

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Nick Walker is Painting a Vandal Mural Outside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:04 am

Nick Walker is back in action on the Lower East Side after a notable absence. This time around, he is imparting some trademark dapper “vandalism” to the Allen Street facade of Epstein’s. The Bristol-based graffiti artist spent the last couple days stenciling over the Icy & Sot mural that lived here for the last few […]

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115 Allen Street Penthouse Returns to Market for $4.4M

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:02 am

It’s easily one of the ugliest rooftop additions across the Lower East Side, constructed back in 2004. But inside that corrugated gray Lego piece atop 115 Allen Street is a rather desirable penthouse pad. A unique four-bedroom duplex. Only problem is, owner-developer Seth Tapper has been trying to unload the property for years without success. […]

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The Allen Street Hotel is still stalled out

Allen Street Hotel Foreclosure Finally Goes Through, Three Years Later

Posted February 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

While the 98-room Allen Street Hotel rots before our very eyes, the court proceedings over its ownership continue at a snail’s pace. Yet this week brings news of a breakthrough for Maverick Real Estate Partners, which acquired the $5.5 million loan and subsequently filed to foreclose on DAB Group in 2011. The owners of 139 […]

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‘Links’ on Allen Street Shutters; Grilled Cheese Joint on the Way

Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am

The Allen Street hot dog wars ended last month in a victory for the year-old Los Peros Locos. Indeed, its more ambitious cross-street nemesis Links just failed out of business. Apparently service at the sparsely-populated franks joint officially ended last month. The storefront is dark with little to no activity happening inside. You might say […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Skeletal Terry Richardson Mural for Williamsburg Pizza

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

New Chinatown-style fire escape signage wasn’t the only ace up its sleeve. Saturday afternoon, Williamsburg Pizza decided to further spice up its new Lower East Side location with an exterior mural by Bradley Theodore. Continuing with his skeletal series of pop culture icons, the artist painted a colorful homage to photographer Terry Richardson on the Allen Street […]

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It's not really called the Thompson LES anymore

Thompson LES Now Part of Pomeranc’s ‘Sixty Hotels’ Brand; Signage Removed from Exterior

Posted January 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Back in July, we reported on the fancy shmancy new illuminated signage at the Thompson LES hotel. The Pomeranc clan had waited a full five years before officially branding the hotel for public eyes. Ironically enough, one month later, the brothers sold their remaining ownership in the Thompson brand to the joint-venture they helped create […]

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