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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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‘Sixty LES’ Hotel Adds Spotlights for Better Hell Square Exposure

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

When it comes to Hell Square development, the Sixty LES hotel (née Thompson LES) on Allen Street is old guard. Maintaining the spotlight after seven years, and in the face of such competition, apparently requires just that. Lights. The lodge installed tacky accent lighting on its north face to help differentiate itself from the beast […]

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‘Soft Swerve’ is the Third Ice Cream Parlor to Open on Allen Street in the Last 7 Months

Posted October 18, 2016 at 5:09 am

The mid-section of Allen Street is the latest home for frozen treats. Indeed, an enclave of sorts has taken hold, with three dispensaries having planted a flag in the last seven months alone. All reside within a few blocks of each other. Celsius came first – in March of this year – converting the corner […]

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Dash Snow’s Estate Sues McDonald’s for Copyright Infringement at ‘Graffiti Themed’ Locales

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:11 am

Apparently, graffiti-themed McDonald’s franchises are a thing. Who knew? And so is allegedly stealing tags of well known writers to lend credibility to this bullshit. Yep, another instance of corporate America usurping the tag of an iconic graffiti writer … which then resulted in a lawsuit. In this case, it’s the late artist Dash Snow […]

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Os Gemeos Portrait Now Watching Over Allen Street

Posted October 6, 2016 at 5:11 am

Os Gemeos is no stranger to the Lower East Side. The Brazilian brothers – identical twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo – have hit the area with several murals over the years, including the Bowery Graffiti Wall and a boombox-toting B-boy on Second Avenue. Now the duo is immortalized in portrait above Allen Street. Nascent street […]

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With ‘Yokoya Ramen’ on the Way, Allen Street is Suddenly a Haven for Noodles

Last modified March 30, 2017 at 9:48 am

In just over a year, the northern border of Allen Street is well on its way to becoming a destination for ramen. Mr. Taka Ramen was the first of three to plant a flag here last November, and has skyrocketed in popularity. Then, we reported this week that five-month-old Chelsea Market vendor, Mokbar, is planning to open […]

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Chelsea Market’s ‘Mokbar’ is Opening a New Ramen Shop on Allen Street

Posted October 3, 2016 at 5:11 am

The northern terminus of Allen Street is about to get its second ramen joint. In due course, Chelsea Market staple, Mokbar, will debut some sort of stand-alone brick-and-mortar slurp shop at 163 Allen Street. While there is no official mention of the expansion online, the venture is confirmed by application paperwork submitted to Community Board […]

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