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Chinese Church on Allen Street Changes Hands for $11.4M

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:14 am

The Chinese Christian Herald Crusades church finally found a buyer for its property at 48 Allen Street (aka 49 Orchard). The seven-story property had been on and off the market the last few years without any bites. Until last week, when Hogg Holdings snapped it up for $11.4 million, $3.6 million shy of its prior […]

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62-Year-Old Pedestrian Suffers ‘Serious’ Head Injury While Crossing Allen Street Yesterday

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

Here’s an update on that early-morning accident yesterday at Allen and Grand Streets… As previously reported, a pedestrian was struck by an SUV on the northbound side of Allen while crossing at 6:30am. The unidentified male is 62-years-old and suffered serious head injuries in the collision. He was rushed to Bellevue for treatment. The 53-year-old […]

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COST and DAIN Paste up 7-Story Collaboration on Allen and Delancey

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

The southeast corner of Allen and Delancey Streets is becoming its own beacon of street art, continuing a trajectory most recently forged by “The New Allen” project. Latest is the old bank-to-condo building at 77 Delancey, which now boasts a seven-story collaboration between legendary wheat-paster COST and Brooklyn-based DAIN. It took more than two weeks […]

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Breaking: Pedestrian Hit in Intersection of Grand and Allen Streets

Last modified December 19, 2016 at 9:04 am

A pedestrian was struck in the northbound intersection of Allen and Grand Streets earlier this morning. Police have roped off the area and are diverting traffic. Details are scant at the moment, but blood is splattered in the crosswalk. No word yet on the condition of the victims. We’ll have more as it develops.

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‘Soft Swerve’ Ice Cream Shop Debuts on Allen Street, Just in Time for Winter

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:07 am

Perfect timing. Soft Swerve has been ready to go for weeks now. The nascent ice cream shop at 85B Allen Street first announced itself back in early October, when workers promised an imminent opening. That didn’t happen right away, though, because the electricity system reportedly required an upgrade. That was what a store employee told us […]

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‘Fat Free Art’ Gallery Announced for Allen Street with Tats Cru Mural

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It wouldn’t be the Lower East Side without another “gritty” showroom dedicated to street art. The latest entrant in this category is Fat Free Art, a spartant space that recently signed on to 102 Allen Street, formerly Center Space Gallery. Fat Free Art will christen the 950 square-foot ground floor on December 9 with a solo […]

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Still no Cleanup a Month After City Bus Plowed through Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

It’s been a few days shy of a month since a southbound city bus barreled through the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The other victim in that accident was the Allen Mall infrastructure – the steel fence and bench were equally mangled. Since the crash, seemingly no attention has been paid […]

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Buddhist Temple Survives Year of Renovations on Allen Street, Emerging with Rooftop Pagoda

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:05 am

Two months shy of a year behind bars, the Cheng Chio Buddhist Temple is now finally seeing the light. The house of worship – owned by Lily Wang – spent the interim upgrading the facility and bringing it up to code. Reinvigorating the property by renovating commercial units, enlarging the staircase, installing an elevator, and […]

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Deja Vu: Allen Street Mall Benches are Breaking Again

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

A feeling of deja vu has washed over the Allen Street Mall, where bench seating is getting bottomed out. Again. Only a brief thirteen months since the city replaced defective hardware in the benches, and already there are problems. Time to take stock. Those new wooden slats are starting to break again. Most of the […]

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City Bus Crashes Into Allen Street Mall [PHOTOS]

Last modified October 28, 2016 at 4:31 pm

Oops. An M15 city Bus heading downtown crashed into the Allen Street Mall at Canal Street. The knee-high steel fence and a couple benches were annihilated. This photo, sent along by one of our readers, just says it all. Cause of the crash, which happened not too long ago, was not immediately known. Vision Zero […]

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