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Amanda Cohen, Photo: Howard Walfish

Amanda Cohen Angling to Open Dirt Candy Outpost at 86 Allen

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 […]

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New Banksy Work on Allen Street Already Vandalized

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 […]

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Watch Undercover Taxi Drivers Arrest Man Near Thompson LES [VIDEO]

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.

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Brandy Library Vet to Bring ‘Copper & Oak’ to 157 Allen Street

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.

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Antler Beer & Wine Dispensary Opens at 123 Allen

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, […]

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New Shades for Sugar Cafe on Allen

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 […]

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5 Years Later, Thompson LES Makes it Official with Facade Lettering

Posted July 25, 2013 at 10:10 am

Hotelier Jason Pomeranc opened the Thompson LES eyesore almost five years ago to the day.

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Allen/Houston Citi Bike Corral Relocated One Block South

Posted July 17, 2013 at 6:11 am

The Citi Bike docking station in the Allen Street Mall at Houston was just relocated.



People Lounge on Allen Becomes ‘People Kitchen & Lounge’

Posted July 16, 2013 at 11:20 am

The eight-year-old People Lounge recently underwent some rebranding. Apparently it’s no longer just a lounge; the word “kitchen” is now part of the name. This subtle evolution at 163 Allen Street is perhaps a move to compete with the ongoing foodie takeover of the Lower East Side. With this change comes an updated exterior canopy. […]

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Bluestockings Shows Its Support for Edward Snowden

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:30 am

The mere mention of Edward Snowden is a polarizing conversation tact. Arguments abound – is he a traitor or an American hero? Bluestockings at 172 Allen Street is siding with Edward Snowden during this current crisis of international asylum. A simple printout in its doorway announces that “Edward Snowden is welcome here.” A red flag […]