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‘Tommy’s Egg Kitchen’ Pops Up at the Former Rayuela on Allen Street

Posted September 22, 2016 at 5:15 am

Over at the former Rayuela on Allen Street, Top Chef winner Michael Voltaggio just installed a two-day pop-up dedicated to eggs. Tommy’s Egg Kitchen, as the creation is called, is serving “scotch egg tastings, cook-off challenges against local notable chefs, and cocktail pairings with Dewar’s Blended Scotch Whisky.” Today is the last day before this storefront again […]

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Sugar Cafe on Allen Street Closes Indefinitely Due to ‘Plumbing Emergency’ [Updated]

Last modified August 17, 2016 at 11:47 am

Sugar Cafe, the reliable 24-hour eatery on Allen Street, went dark early yesterday. Handwritten signs on both corner doors blame an ambiguous “plumbing emergency” for the closure. They’ll remain of the sidelines until the problem is remedied. “We will not be able to open until the problem is solved,” the note says. Update: apparently the […]

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Despite $30.75M Sale of Allen Street Hotel, the Abandoned Eyesore Remains a Disgusting Toilet

Last modified August 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

After a drawn-out foreclosure process wrought with drama and years sitting vacant, the sixteen-story eyesore known as the Allen Street Hotel is finally under new ownership. The properties comprising 139-141 Orchard Street sold in auction this past May to real estate tycoon Morris Moinian and his partner Morry Kalimian of Elk Investors. The duo paid $30.75 million for the […]

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These 2 Drunken Idiots Got Stuck in the Chimney of an Allen Street Tenement

Posted August 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

You may have seen this. These two drunken idiots thought they were Santa Claus the other night and got themselves stuck in a Lower East Side chimney. Several news outlets reported that the pair was visiting a friend on the third floor of 17 Allen Street when they decided to hit the roof for a glimpse […]

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Chinatown ‘Rolled’ Ice Cream Shop 10Below Opens Friday at the Old Longboard Loft on Allen Street

Posted July 13, 2016 at 5:13 am

Skate to scoop. Popular Chinatown-based ice cream shop 10Below is on its way to the Lower East Side in just a few days. Ownership took over 132 Allen Street in recent months, converting the former Longboard Loft space into the brand’s third location. (The skate shop was chased out by high rents at the end of […]

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‘Baby Brasa’ will Begin Serving Peruvian Rotisserie on Allen Street Next Week

Posted June 15, 2016 at 9:37 am

The neons are burning at 129 Allen Street. Get ready for some Peruvian rotisserie. Baby Brasa is days from delivery. Upon opening next week – it’ll be a soft launch – Baby Brasa will offer an “intimate eating experience” via open-floor plan, in which chef and patron share the space. In this case, the culinary master […]

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Here’s One Potential Reimagining of the Allen Mall Bathhouse [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:16 am

In a couple weeks, the city (i.e. Parks Department) is poised to release a Request for Proposals to reinvigorate the Allen Mall Bathhouse. The Lower East Side relic, constructed in the 1930s as a bathroom for riders of the Second Avenue El, has been vacant for nearly sixty years. Soon enough, though, the brick box will […]

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USA Shaolin Temple Moving to 102 Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

Photographer Alex Cao departed the second-floor loft at 102 Allen Street not too long ago. The studio had been a mainstay for over a decade, with images of pop-art framed in each of the windows. It’s all gone now, replaced with brown paper. The replacement is from left field. Here comes the twenty-two-year-old USA Shaolin […]

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Have You Seen Hektad’s Dice and Rubik’s Cubes Dotting Allen Street Mall?

Posted May 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

Every once in a while a public art piece just completely nails it. Like this latest effort by street artist Hektad. Dubbed “Project Play Me,” Hektad last week added some color to one of the many staging areas for the East Houston Reconstruction project. With a little bit of paint, the street artist transformed several […]

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Stalled Allen Street Hotel Sells in Auction for $30.75M; Moinian Father and Son Now Own Hotels Here

Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:11 am

After a drawn-out foreclosure process wrought with drama and years sitting vacant, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel is finally under new ownership. The properties comprising 139-141 Orchard Street sold in auction yesterday to real estate tycoon Morris Moinian and his partner Morry Kalimian of Elk Investors. The duo paid $30.75 million for the eyesore, and plans […]

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