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Report: Contra Guys Angling to Open Another Spot at 94 Allen Street

Posted April 7, 2014 at 9:20 am

The long-running Swan Tile and Cabinet closed two years ago. Hard to believe that such a prime through-block storefront has been sitting vacant for so long. That could change real quick, though. A new applicant is angling to open a tapas joint here, and he’s reportedly teaming up with a popular spot on Orchard. We are […]

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Nick Walker is Painting a Vandal Mural Outside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street

Posted April 3, 2014 at 6:04 am

Nick Walker is back in action on the Lower East Side after a notable absence. This time around, he is imparting some trademark dapper “vandalism” to the Allen Street facade of Epstein’s. The Bristol-based graffiti artist spent the last couple days stenciling over the Icy & Sot mural that lived here for the last few […]

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115 Allen Street Penthouse Returns to Market for $4.4M

Posted March 31, 2014 at 6:02 am

It’s easily one of the ugliest rooftop additions across the Lower East Side, constructed back in 2004. But inside that corrugated gray Lego piece atop 115 Allen Street is a rather desirable penthouse pad. A unique four-bedroom duplex. Only problem is, owner-developer Seth Tapper has been trying to unload the property for years without success. […]

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The Allen Street Hotel is still stalled out

Allen Street Hotel Foreclosure Finally Goes Through, Three Years Later

Posted February 28, 2014 at 6:03 am

While the 98-room Allen Street Hotel rots before our very eyes, the court proceedings over its ownership continue at a snail’s pace. Yet this week brings news of a breakthrough for Maverick Real Estate Partners, which acquired the $5.5 million loan and subsequently filed to foreclose on DAB Group in 2011. The owners of 139 […]

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‘Links’ on Allen Street Shutters; Grilled Cheese Joint on the Way

Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am

The Allen Street hot dog wars ended last month in a victory for the year-old Los Peros Locos. Indeed, its more ambitious cross-street nemesis Links just failed out of business. Apparently service at the sparsely-populated franks joint officially ended last month. The storefront is dark with little to no activity happening inside. You might say […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Skeletal Terry Richardson Mural for Williamsburg Pizza

Posted February 24, 2014 at 6:02 am

New Chinatown-style fire escape signage wasn’t the only ace up its sleeve. Saturday afternoon, Williamsburg Pizza decided to further spice up its new Lower East Side location with an exterior mural by Bradley Theodore. Continuing with his skeletal series of pop culture icons, the artist painted a colorful homage to photographer Terry Richardson on the Allen Street […]

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It's not really called the Thompson LES anymore

Thompson LES Now Part of Pomeranc’s ‘Sixty Hotels’ Brand; Signage Removed from Exterior

Posted January 22, 2014 at 9:00 am

Back in July, we reported on the fancy shmancy new illuminated signage at the Thompson LES hotel. The Pomeranc clan had waited a full five years before officially branding the hotel for public eyes. Ironically enough, one month later, the brothers sold their remaining ownership in the Thompson brand to the joint-venture they helped create […]

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Williamsburg Pizza Goes Big with Fire Escape Signage on Broome and Allen

Posted January 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Williamsburg Pizza opened its Lower East Side outpost at the end of December, and is now going big with its announcement. Ownership opted to evoke signage stylings often seen throughout Chinatown, that of tiered lettering affixed to tenement fire escapes. “F-R-E-S-H” and “P-I-Z-Z-A” are spelled on both the Allen and Broome Street fronts. The first […]

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Misrahi Realty is moving from its longtime Rivington St. home

Misrahi Realty Relocating Its Office from Rivington to Allen

Posted January 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ubiquitous (and hated) local realtor Misrahi Realty is moving from its longtime Hell Square perch. Yesterday afternoon, we happened upon movers transferring boxes of files from 88 Rivington Street, the building Sion Misrahi purchased in 1979. (The real estate office was opened in the early nineties) Signs taped to the entrance announce the new location […]

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Street Artists Icy & Sot Paint Anti-Gun Mural at Epstein’s on Allen

Posted December 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

The blank wall beside Epstein’s Bar on Allen Street is perennially employed as a vehicle for paint-by-numbers advertising campaigns. In the past, we’ve seen everything from the fat lips of Big Ang (i.e. Mob Wives) to liquor ads and self-serving promo for the bar’s 80s night. As of this week, though, the side space is […]

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