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Chef Amanda Cohen Doesn’t Want You to Be Intimidated by Dirt Candy Availability

Posted February 13, 2015 at 5:11 am

The first week at the Dirt Candy reboot on Allen Street was apparently bonkers. Everyone clamoring for a taste of the veggie cuisine. However, in an email blast to its base, chef Amanda Cohen seems nervous that reports of reservations being booked through the end of the month might deter would-be fans from the new […]

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Forced from East Houston, Empanada Mama is Moving to Former Sorella Space on Allen Street

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen operated Sorella for a solid six years at 95 Allen Street and became a local hit. The Italian joint was loved by many, yet its demise in May 2014 came as a suprise. In its absence, however, the store itself was unable to procure a reasonable replacement. Until now. 95 […]

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Roman’s Italian Deli on Allen Street Quietly Closes

Posted February 5, 2015 at 5:06 am

Hopes had been high for Roman’s Italian Deli on Allen Street. Upon its debut last summer, several readers wrote to us about their excitement for a functional food spot. Apparently its arrival was too good to be true, though. The tiny sandwich spot closed a few weeks ago, and a leasing banner now hangs from […]

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Dirt Candy LES Reboot Debuts Tonight on Allen Street

Posted February 3, 2015 at 5:18 am

Fifteen months of anticipation is now in the bag. For those vegetarians (and other veggie seekers) out there who have been missing Dirt Candy since its August closure, homecoming is at hand. Chef-owner Amanda Cohen is opening the much larger reboot at 86 Allen Street tonight. It’ll offer dinner service out of the gate, five […]

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Dirt Candy Goes Big with Catchy Sequin Signage on Allen Street

Posted January 19, 2015 at 5:10 am

Dirt Candy officially planted its identity at 86 Allen Street over the weekend with some over-the-top storefront signage. The pink-and-black lettering stretches the length of the marquee and is composed of sequins, giving it that eye-grabbing fluttering effect. As for opening date, it’s still TBD, but likely by the end of the month. Chef-owner Amanda […]

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‘Hair Queen’ Replaces Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street ceased operations at the end of July after seven years in business, as previously disclosed. Cause of its demise was the deteriorating health of its eponymous owner Severin Dickson. We learned at the time that he was struck with the autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis, which hindered him from operating the […]

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Here’s a Quick Holiday Pop-Up Roundup for You [LISTS]

Posted December 11, 2014 at 10:35 am

Pop-ups are popping up all over New York City for the holidays. Here’s a roundup of some standouts: Good Stuff Holiday Pop-Up Shop stopTHINKshop, TYTHEdesign and By Brooklyn are co-curating a holiday pop-up shop for conscious consumerism from December 11 – 14. This shopping experience will allow for consumers to connect with the local, sustainable and ethical story behind […]

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With aNYthing Long Gone, 103 Allen Become miLES Pop-Up; ‘Cherry Pop’ is Tonight

Posted November 14, 2014 at 6:10 am

The urban skate brand aNYthing vacated the Lower East Side back in April. Its former headquarters at 103 Allen Street subsequently became a yet another project space for the miLES neighborhood organization, which aims to “creatively” reactivate underutilized retail stores. The so-called “Launchpad” at 103 Allen (KX-L x miLES) is championed as prime for designers […]

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Gallery Opening is ‘TBD’ at 97 Allen Street

Posted November 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

The newcomer at 97 Allen Street is TBD. No, seriously, that’s the name of a the nascent showroom opening here tomorrow evening. TBD debuts with an exhibit called “Talk Like Sex,” a group effort that runs through December 18. Artists participating include Davide Balula, Alighiero Boetti, Jennifer Boysen, Dadamaino, Lucio Fontana, Dean Levin, Amir Nikravan, […]

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Long-Stalled Allen Street Hotel Hopes to Fetch Upwards of $30M

Posted November 5, 2014 at 10:05 am

Of the five Orchard Street hotels between Houston and Delancey, it’s the skeleton structure at number 139 that’s losing the race. While legal proceedings continue ad infinitum, this arrested development continues to rot before our eyes. Indeed, the Allen Street Hotel, as it’s called, fell into default during the downturn of 2011, and has been […]

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