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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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Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant Closes Today After 20 Years on the LES

Last modified May 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

In which the Lower East Side loses yet another longstanding restaurant. Hell Square has no love for Tiengarden. Indeed, news came down the pike that Tiengarden, the vegan restaurant at 179 Allen Street, is closing after business today. Thus concludes two decades for the establishment in this neighborhood. An overall lack of foot traffic on […]

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Angry Developer is the Reason Why Triston Eaton Mural was Erased from Allen Street Last Week

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the Little Italy Street Art Project teamed up with Triston Eaton for a mural above Allen Street. Right beside the long-stalled Allen Street Hotel. The short-lived collaboration was a co-branded effort with Guess that featured one of their models. Yet it barely lasted three days. The fly-by-night erasure had been a mystery to […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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MiLES Offering Free Co-Working Hub for Those Affected by 2nd Avenue Gas Explosion

Posted April 6, 2015 at 9:19 am

Starting Today, MiLES (Made in the Lower East Side) is offering a free pop-up Co-Working hub for those affected by the East Village gas explosion. Located at 103 Allen Street, the space is being offered to both businesses and residents who are in need of workspace. In addition to the basic amenity of space, MiLES […]

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The Fertility Room. Photo: Lori Greenberg

Checking out the New Keith Haring Exhibit at TBD Gallery on Allen Street

Posted April 2, 2015 at 5:17 am

Keith Haring’s art tends to be found in major galleries and museums these days. So it was pretty exciting to recently view his work back downtown where it originated. “Keith Haring: 05041958,” which just opened at the TBD Gallery at 97 Allen Street, includes many of his works and explores a wide range of materials. We […]

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‘Launch F18′ Gallery Takes Flight at 94 Allen Street

Last modified March 23, 2015 at 8:09 am

Those who thought the so-called “museum block” of Orchard Street would obtain another liquor license can rest easy. It’s not happening anymore. You’ll recall that last year, the duo behind Contra (Jeremiah Stone, Fabian von Hauske) had scored approval from Community Board 3 to open a new “creative American” restaurant at 94 Allen Street. The […]

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Empanada Mama Breaks Ground on Allen Street; Full Liquor License Sought

Last modified March 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Empanada Mama is heading toward full upgrade in every sense of the word. Not only will the Colombian joint open a much larger location south of Delancey this spring, but it’s also on the hunt for an OP liquor license. As previously reported, Empanada Mama last month signed a lease at 95 Allen Street, formerly home […]

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