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Revisiting the Construction and Completion of Manhattan Railway Company Substation 5 on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

The Second Avenue Elevated rumbled through Queens and Manhattan from 1875 to 1942, and was beloved by seemingly every commuter on the line. Demolition of the “L” thus prompted protests and strongly-worded op-eds from the mass of humanity moving between the boroughs. Below is one example: Let’s not focus on the demise, though, but instead revisit […]

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Móle on Allen Street Closed for Renovations Until Further Notice

Last modified June 3, 2014 at 10:53 am

The OG location of Móle on the Lower East Side has been gutted, and is closed until further notice. We happened upon 205 Allen Street yesterday afternoon to find the tiny restaurant in shambles. A sign on the door indicates that the restaurant is out of commission for “remodelations,” and beckons fans to hit up their […]

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Another Chinatown-Inspired Mural for 1 Allen Street Warehouse

Posted May 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The commercial base of the old Manhattan Railway building continues its color streak. Nearly three weeks after Klughaus tapped Smart Crew artist DCEVE to paint a Chinatown greeting on the facade of 1 Allen Street, the gallery chose to make the mural a wraparound effort. We bumped into an unidentified Klughaus artist yesterday evening spraying the […]

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Allen Street Issues ‘Greetings from Chinatown’ with New Mural

Posted May 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

That grimey one-story produce warehouse operating from the base of the old Manhattan Railway building (Tay Shing Corp.) now carries an ad mural plugging its Chinatown home. Last week, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (and Tsing Tao beer) together commissioned a colorful billboard on the facade of 1 Allen Street. The paint […]

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This is Copper & Oak Whiskey Bar at 157 Allen Street

Posted April 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

To be honest, we had all but forgotten about 157 Allen Street until its security gate was lifted this week. Last summer, Falvien Desoblin of the eight-year-old Brandy Library successfully pitched and acquired approval from Community Board 3 for a new whiskey tasting establishment at this address. Copper & Oak. In his own words, the […]

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Thompson LES is now "60 LES"

SIXTY Hotels Rebrands the Thompson LES on Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Thompson LES completely changed its image within the last few months. As we reported, Jason Pomeranc sold his longtime brand but kept ownership over a few hotels, including 190 Allen Street. It’s now part of the SIXTY Hotels umbrella. And with the “SIXTY LES” rebrand, a new target demographic. For this five-year-old lodge, Pomeranc […]

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Ben Harper Played Rockwood Music Hall Last Night with His Mom

Posted April 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

Even a rockstar like Ben Harper gets nervous around mother. With good reason. The duo, accompanied by backing band, debuted their new collaborative effort last night at Rockwood Music Hall in front of an intimate audience of music industry folk (and some press). And it was allegedly the first ever gig together as “Ben & […]

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That and a Nickel Will Get You on the Second Avenue El

Posted April 11, 2014 at 10:36 am

I stumbled upon an interesting (albeit short) article in the New York Times from January 1913, which caught my eye because it describes a unique incident that took place on Allen and Grand Streets. “Two children get child and a nickel from woman, who disappears.” That’s the byline. Apparently a young woman paid two twelve-year-old […]

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‘Famous Oyster Bar’ Neons Now Lighting Up Grey Lady on Allen and Delancey

Posted April 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

As expected, those bright red neons from the Famous Oyster Bar are now a Lower East Side fixture. The illuminated signage was installed on the corner marquee of Grey Lady yesterday afternoon. DOB permits for the exterior appendage are taped to the windows of 77 Delancey for good measure. Grey Lady co-owner Ryan Chadwick purchased […]

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aNYthing Loses Its Commercial Lease at 103 Allen Street

Posted April 9, 2014 at 6:08 am

Urban skatebrand aNYthing is on the move yet again. The boutique reportedly lost its lease at 103 Allen Street, and closed last month with a going away fire sale. Its tenure here was rather short – just about a year in business. A pair of leasing signs now hangs from the roll-down gate. According to […]

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