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Móle Won’t Be Reopening at 205 Allen Street

Posted June 24, 2014 at 6:04 am

And the truth comes out… Contrary to what contractors at 205 Allen Street had revealed three weeks ago, Móle is not in fact closed for renovations (or, “remodelations” as the letter stated). They’re actually closed for good. No big surprise there. The token leasing sign made its grand appearance on the storefront yesterday afternoon. So, no more Móle for […]

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‘iMakr’ 3D Printing Company Opening Flagship Store on Allen Street

Last modified June 18, 2014 at 8:34 am

Enthusiasts of 3D printing will have one more neighborhood spot to tickle their tech craving. Makerbot is no longer the only game around here. The UK-based iMakr company – which debuted in London last year – is opening its flagship US location on the Lower East Side tomorrow night (June 19). Fans can sign up […]

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Report: Dickson Hairshop is Closing at the End of July

Posted June 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

Word came down the pike last week that Dickson Hairshop is on the ropes and will soon close for good. A tipster recently got a trim, and tells us that the owner was struck with an undisclosed illness. As a result, they’ll reportedly be taking the last appointments through the end of July. And then that’s […]

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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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