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Bluestockings Bookstore Raises More Than $37K to Stay on LES; Renovation to Follow Next Month

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Bluestockings is one of the last “feminist bookstores” in the country (there are 13). In fact, it’s pretty much the only bookstore on the Lower East Side. The sixteen-year-old, left-leaning institution is committed to staying in the neighborhood, having recently re-upped the lease at 172 Allen Street. But costs of maintaining the business have skyrocketed. […]

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Chelsea Gallery ‘Freight+Volume’ Relocates to Allen Street

Posted October 27, 2015 at 10:26 am

Chelsea art gallery packs its bags for the Lower East Side, to a more “vibrant setting.” Yes, we’ve written (and you’ve read) the same version of this narrative a thousand times already. It’s getting pretty tired, honestly. Yet here we are; another day, another Chelsea transplant. Earlier this month, Freight+Volume relocated from West 24th Street […]

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‘Chili’s Indian Cuisine’ Finally Opens at 123 Allen Street

Posted October 26, 2015 at 5:07 am

Is it really possible that Chili’s Indian restaurant is open? While its conjoined twin birthed the Antler Dispensary two summers ago, the north storefront of 123 Allen Street had remained a vacancy. That’s been the story here for the last five years, ever since How Sweet It Is ditched their “pastry studio.” Now Chili’s Indian Cuisine has […]

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Empanada Mama Opening its Larger Location at 95 Allen Tomorrow

Last modified October 26, 2015 at 8:44 am

Down the stretch it comes. Yes, Empanada Mama is finally nearing the finish line on Allen Street, albeit a few months behind schedule. We are told by staff that the new outpost is opening for business tomorrow. Another refugee from the scorched earth activities of despised developer Ben Shaoul at Orchard and East Houston, the […]

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Defective Benches in Allen Street Mall Receive Replacement Slats

Posted October 5, 2015 at 9:34 am

Yes, the Parks Department came through on broken promises over busted benches. The curve-shaped seating dotting the lower medians of the Allen Street Mall – basically left for dead – was finally remedied last week after more than a year of prodding. Prodding from both vocal community members and local politicians. The newer wood slats were installed, […]

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Fro-No: Red Mango on Allen Street is Closed for the Duration

Posted September 30, 2015 at 5:15 am

Mass market fro-yo really is going the way of the Dodo. Pinkberry and 16 Handles are both losing retail spaces across town. Red Mango, too, it seems. The four-and-a-half-year-old Red Mango at 145 Allen Street has been silent for the last free weeks. Roll-down security gates are drawn during the stated business hours and calls to […]

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Defective Allen Street Mall Benches to Receive Upgrades Starting Today

Posted September 28, 2015 at 5:12 am

More than a year later, the New York City Parks Department is finally coming through on promises for the Allen Street Mall. Namely, the issue of those defective iron benches dotting the six renovated medians between Delancey and South Streets. (Still no updates for beleaguered medians north of Delancey, though.) When we first exposed the […]

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A Replacement is Found for the Departed Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant on Allen Street

Posted September 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

​Dead in the grave for a mere four months, the departed vegan eatery Tiengarden still maintains a ghostly presence at Allen Street. Taking the form of window leafing. Yet not for long. There is already a new restaurant concept vying for the space. As of this week, the Misrahi Realty tombstone signage is deposed, replaced […]

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Help ‘Bluestockings Bookstore’ Stay on the Lower East Side

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

Bluestockings Bookstore is one of the few eclectic businesses left that manages to tread water during this tidal wave of hyper-gentrification. It’s operated on the Lower East Side for nearly two decades – 16 years, to be precise – pushing left-leaning literature on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & […]

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Allen Street Hotel Lambasted by CB3 in Bid for Extension to Complete Project

Posted September 10, 2015 at 4:51 am

The Allen Street Hotel is a convoluted clusterfuck that’s more than eight years in the making. We’ve seen it all – everything from foreclosure and property sales to owner Ben Zhavian allegedly threatening the creditor’s lawyer with rape. It snuck onto the scene in the eleventh hour before the 2008 zoning took hold, and slyly […]

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