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5 Allen Street Hotel to Become Howard Johnson?

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

The slow-progressing, oft-delayed sliver hotel at 5 Allen Street now has a proper identity. And a price tag, to boot. More after the jump!

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NBC Shows Gwyneth Paltrow’s Connection to the Lower East Side

Posted April 7, 2011 at 6:28 am

Who Do You Think You Are is a must-see for genaeology fanatics and the celebrity-obsessed alike. Last week featured Gwyneth Paltrow. More after the jump!

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Felix Morelo Brings Faces to Allen Street Hotel

Posted March 31, 2011 at 6:09 am

Felix Morelo hasn’t really been too active on the Lower East Side of late, but he recently made an appearance.

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Progress Report: Hotel at 5 Allen Street

Posted March 22, 2011 at 6:09 am

Until last month, the future hotel at 5 Allen Street was in a state of flux. It’s now capped.

Progress Report: The New 2 Allen Street

Posted March 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

We recently fielded correspondence regarding 2 Allen, and realized it’s been quite awhile since our last progress report.

Snowbound Rats Scavenging on Orchard [Video]

Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

With most of the snow melted, it’s definitely a relief to have the sidewalks back. But what about the rats?

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Weekend Edition: December 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: David Sierra]

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More on the Eldridge Street Synagogue Window [Video]

Posted December 3, 2010 at 6:27 am

In Boardwalk Empire, Al Capone didn’t have the pleasure to see the two-month-old stained-glass window inside the Eldridge Street Synagogue.  Lucky for us, the masterpiece is a reality. On a related note, an esteemed reader sent along a link to the following video clip, in which we learn all about the design and installation process.

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Eldridge Street Synagogue in Boardwalk Empire

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

A recent email blast from the Eldridge Street Synagogue confirms that the neighborhood landmark was in fact featured in Episode 10 of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.  The scene in question actually transpires in Chicago with the Al Capone crew, which initially threw us off the scent. It was obviously filmed before the installation of […]

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