104 Delancey Street

So Much for Mahfar’s ‘Donated’ Art Space on Delancey Street

Posted May 11, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s the former donated art haven that wasn’t. Aside from early press hype and a few exterior murals, the former Chase bank branch on Delancey Street didn’t quite become the destination initially envisioned. So much for “The New Allen” ruling the roost. You’ll recall that landlord Samy Mahfar “donated” the multilevel space to nascent street […]

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‘The New Allen’ Moves to Samy Mahfar-donated Gallery Space on Delancey Street

Posted September 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) is headlong into its conversion of 104 Delancey into a multilevel gallery dedicated to “low brow” art. The storefront is now enveloped in paint, as street artists UR New York spent the weekend buffing and spray-painting the exterior. You’ll recall that property owner Samy Mahfar donated the available real estate […]

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Hated Landlord SMA Equities Donates 104 Delancey for ‘Low Brow’ Art Gallery

Posted September 15, 2016 at 5:11 am

Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar (aka SMA Equities) is in dire need of some good press these days. Perhaps that explains the so-called donation of 104 Delancey Street (former Washington Mutual bank and exhibition space) to become a multi-level gallery dedicated to “low brow” artists. The New Allen Art Foundation is curator in residence, an art program […]

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Chabad LES Hosting Purim Extravaganza on Delancey Tonight

Last modified March 24, 2016 at 5:12 pm

Tis the season of Purim carnivals, and this year, Chabad Lower East Side is going bigger. It’s the Jewish holiday of Purim. For those observing the holiday, the local Chabad is hosting an “extravaganza” at the perenially vacant 104 Delancey Street. Price of admission is $25/$15 (adults/kids). Patrons can listen to the whole Megillah (Esther, […]

‘Spirit Halloween’ Store Opening Soon at Former Chase Bank on Delancey Street

Posted September 8, 2015 at 5:19 am

It’s that time of season again. No, not back to school. Rather, the torrent of Halloween costume shops popping up around town. Much like last fall, the former Chase Bank branch at 104 Delancey Street is is on the way to becoming a “Spirit Halloween” store. This time around, though, it’s not a Ricky’s branded outlet. 104 […]

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Recap: Hanksy Transforms Chase Bank for ‘Best of the Worst’

Posted March 30, 2015 at 10:02 am

For one night, the former Chase Bank on Delancey was an (alternative) art industry hotspot. Pun master Hanksy transformed the 12,000 square-foot commercial space into a carnival-esque show dubbed “Best of the Worst.” To use the word gallery as description would be a misnomer. Indeed, the soirée felt more like a high school rec-room party, […]

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Prelude to Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ on Delancey Street

Posted March 27, 2015 at 10:00 am

Hanksy and friends are almost finished transforming the spartan bank space at 104 Delancey into another funhouse for the “Best of the Worst” show. You wouldn’t even know that a Chase branch once operated in this spot. The whitebox nature of the space is redesigned, albeit temporarily. Promising to deliver a vibe akin to the […]

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Hanksy Riffs on Robert Frost with ‘Bold’ Piece on the Streit’s Matzo Factory

Last modified March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am

Pony Boy himself might have chuckled had his narrative crossed the intersection of Suffolk and Rivington Streets. Prolific pun-master Hanksy added his two cents to the famous Robert Frost poem. “Nothing bold can stay” is now scrawled across the western exposure of the Streit’s Matzo factory in large lettering. The paint job happened sometime yesterday […]

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Hanksy’s ‘Best of the Worst’ to Take Over Delancey Street on March 28

Last modified March 10, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Street artist Hanksy is going big; possibly further than the “Surplus Candy” show last year in an Alphabet City tenement. This time around, the pop culture satirist is transforming the former Chase bank on Delancey into another funhouse of sorts. “Best of the Worst” is the result, a two-day art event exhibiting a “slew of street art […]

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Artist Rad Roubeni Hosting a Month-Long Gallery Show Inside Former Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:38 am

So it looks like the old Chase bank branch at 104 Delancey Street has morphed into a pseudo gallery space, albeit a temporary one. At least until the landlord can find a suitable tenant willing to foot the bill. We saw workers cleaning up the other night for a similar event. After two years of […]

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