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Rayuela on Allen Street is Currently Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations’

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

Rayuela on Allen Street is the latest Lower East Side restaurant to employ ye olde unannounced shutter for “renovations” trick. The popular “freestyle Latino” joint (also known for its brunch) abruptly closed within the last couple days to change things up. Scope of the so-called renovations is unknown to the public at the moment, and […]

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Complaints Mounting Against the Makeshift Shelter of the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

That nighttime cookout in the Allen Street Mall was part of a larger trend. A group of presumably destitute men and women has been camping out in the median since the early part of summer. At all hours of the day you can find evidence of the occupation, from dozers on the bench to piles of […]

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Vivi Bubble Tea Replaces Móle at 205 Allen Street

Posted August 21, 2014 at 6:02 am

Móle suspiciously closed for “renovations” early this summer, and did not reopen. Two months on, a local dynasty of sorts has just invaded 205 Allen Street. Vivi Bubble Tea is opening its fourteenth outpost here at the corner of East Houston. The announcement was taped in the window yesterday evening. Their menu includes milk teas, flavored […]

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Foley Gallery Space on Allen Street is Up for Grabs

Posted August 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

For the second time in a year, a leasing sign now tops the storefront of 97 Allen Street. The new banner arrived last month, and marks the end of the line at this address for the Foley Gallery. Another Chelsea transplant in our area, this particular showroom debuted in 2012. A quick perusal of real […]

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Just Your Everyday Summer Cookout in the Allen Street Mall [PHOTOS]

Posted August 5, 2014 at 10:10 am

Everything about this scene yesterday evening was hilarious. It was just another summer Monday night in the Allen Street Mall, with an assemblage of older folks gathered around a portable charcoal barbecue. The table was set; a veritable picnic in the urban oasis. As you might imagine, though, the fire department was dispatched almost immediately […]

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Grilled Cheese Restaurant Opens at 188 Allen Street

Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:09 am

That new grilled cheese restaurant-bar at 188 Allen Street is now open. Awnings have been unrolled and stools set at the various tables. Last identified as “Cheese Grille” by various Craigslist job listings, the manager inside said the business is still nameless, and informed us that the official christening should happen sometime next month. A […]

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Tokyo Rebel Finds a New Home at 158 Allen Street

Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:00 am

Where so many other boutiques have failed – most recently, Feltraiger – another is rolling the dice at 158 Allen Street. And a familiar face, at that. Alphabet City refugee Tokyo Rebel finally found a new permanent home. The five-year-old unique boutique opened its latest flagship store at 158 Allen on Tuesday afternoon. The event was […]

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Parking Attendant at Allen Street Garage Accused of ‘Borrowing’ Customer’s Car

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 8:29 am

In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Cameron is super worried about leaving his dad’s “choice” Ferrari in a Chicago parking garage. We see why once the two parking attendants take it for a spin with the main title of Star Wars blaring. A similar event befell one local Lower East Sider … sans the epic Star […]

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Roman’s Italian Delicatessen Arrives on Allen Street

Posted July 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Here’s a newcomer we didn’t quite expect on Allen Street. An honest-to-god Italian Delicatessen called “Roman’s.” With little square-footage to its name, the store is pretty self-explanatory. You go in for a sandwich. Meats are housed in a glass case by the counter, baked bread sits in the window (with Colosseum emblazoned); shelves are stocked […]

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Copper & Oak Opens Tonight at 157 Allen Street

Posted July 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

There is a new whiskey joint in town. After a year of renovations and liquor license protocol, Copper & Oak finally debuts later tonight at 157 Allen Street. Proprietor Falvien Desoblin, a veteran of the Brandy Library, had previously described the establishment as an “upscale bar offering knowledgeable service on brown spirits.” To that end, recent marketing material […]

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