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With aNYthing Long Gone, 103 Allen Become miLES Pop-Up; ‘Cherry Pop’ is Tonight

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

The urban skate brand aNYthing vacated the Lower East Side back in April. Its former headquarters at 103 Allen Street subsequently became a yet another project space for the miLES neighborhood organization, which aims to “creatively” reactivate underutilized retail stores. The so-called “Launchpad” at 103 Allen (KX-L x miLES) is championed as prime for designers […]

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Gallery Opening is ‘TBD’ at 97 Allen Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

The newcomer at 97 Allen Street is TBD. No, seriously, that’s the name of a the nascent showroom opening here tomorrow evening. TBD debuts with an exhibit called “Talk Like Sex,” a group effort that runs through December 18. Artists participating include Davide Balula, Alighiero Boetti, Jennifer Boysen, Dadamaino, Lucio Fontana, Dean Levin, Amir Nikravan, […]

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Long-Stalled Allen Street Hotel Hopes to Fetch Upwards of $30M

Posted November 5, 2014 at 10:05 am

Of the five Orchard Street hotels between Houston and Delancey, it’s the skeleton structure at number 139 that’s losing the race. While legal proceedings continue ad infinitum, this arrested development continues to rot before our eyes. Indeed, the Allen Street Hotel, as it’s called, fell into default during the downturn of 2011, and has been […]

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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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