Last modified November 6, 2013 at 12:10 pm
This subtle ten-foot-tall plywood art box appeared in the Allen Street Mall last Thursday, altogether baffling neighboring businesses and passersby. While at first ambiguous, the placement is essentially an installation by photographer and street artist Luis Rosenfeld. Each of the four panels features his poster photography (all are date stamped) wheat-pasted poly-pasted alongside a bevy […]
Posted October 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
The Lower East Side will be overrun with filming activities today as two projects are in the works. Over on the outskirts of Hell Square, a new romantic comedy starring Heather Graham is set to return. The production, entitled My Dead Boyfriend, is based on the bestselling novel Dogrun, which centers on “a woman living […]
Posted October 25, 2013 at 6:10 am
A Chinatown bus depot in its previous life, 86 Allen Street might be going green. Popular East Village vegetarian outpost Dirt Candy is angling to open another restaurant south of Houston. According to the November SLA agenda for Community Board 3, 86 Allen Street is the storefront under consideration. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen confirmed her plans in […]
Last modified October 2, 2013 at 8:04 am
Banksy hit the backyard of the Lower East Side yesterday, an area that gained instant worldwide recognition. The mysterious street artist glued his latest wheat-paste to the facade of 18 Allen Street, a not-so-subtle announcement of his intent to create a show exclusively on the streets of New York (“Better Out Than In: An Artists […]
Posted August 28, 2013 at 10:00 am
Not a normal sight outside the Thompson LES the other night. Those are actually plainclothes cops shoving arrested dudes into the back of an undercover taxi.
Posted August 5, 2013 at 6:16 am
Until earlier this year, the southernmost store of 157 Allen Street was a neighborhood barbershop called the Nena Beauty Salon.
Posted August 2, 2013 at 6:19 am
Allen Street already has its homage to the golden age of radio with Hill & Dale; now it’ll pay respects to the seventies-era recording studio. That appears to be the vibe of neighborhood newcomer Antler Beer & Wine Dispensary, which officially opened its doors last night at 123 Allen. For the last month or so, […]
Posted August 1, 2013 at 10:05 am
“Pay attention to me,” cries Sugar Cafe at the southeast corner of Allen and East Houston. “You just don’t look at me like you used to.” Seriously, though. The 24/7 caffeine pit stop at 200 Allen added some “loud” new shades to its windowed facade. An advertisement to help stem the constant roadwork in its […]
Posted July 25, 2013 at 10:10 am
Hotelier Jason Pomeranc opened the Thompson LES eyesore almost five years ago to the day.
Posted July 17, 2013 at 6:11 am
The Citi Bike docking station in the Allen Street Mall at Houston was just relocated.