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Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

For one day only, 189 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth. Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted […]

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Shi Eurasia Moves Around the Corner to 166 Allen Street

Posted October 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

Orchard Street lost another unique business, but it remains in the neighborhood. As we first reported last month, Shi Eurasia sought out a new home around the corner due to a crushing rent hike (increased to $9,000). The specialty store resided at 143 Orchard for more than three years before the forced change in scenery. […]

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Seatless Benches Along Allen Street Mall are Missing Slats Due to Manufacturer Defect

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

When the city revamped the Allen Street Mall a couple years ago, residents welcomed the spiffy new street furniture. Late-night conversation sessions or mahjong games are a common sight around here. Not to mention homeless pitching camp for cookouts. However, the equipment is proving fairly cheap and unreliable. Those curvy benches in the medians are […]

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Los Perros Locos on Allen Street Morphs Into ‘LESpace’ Pop-Up for Chefs and Artists

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:04 am

Colombian hot dog joint Los Perros Locos ended its two-year run at back in August. Owner Alex Mitow announced at the time that 201 Allen Street would “undergo a rapid transformation” into a food-based incubator space for pop-ups, chefs, artists, etc. The promise has been fulfilled. As previously reported, Mitow paired up with miLES to launch LESpace, […]

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A Peek Inside the New Dirt Candy Location on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

As previously reported, 86 Allen Street is undergoing a 180-degree metamorphosis. Heretofore an outpost for Chinatown bus operators, proprietor-chef Amanda Cohen is knee-deep in transforming the storefront into the flagship location for her uber-popular veggie joint Dirt Candy. The OG location – based in the East Village since 2008 – closed for good on August […]

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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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