172 Allen Street

Lady Gaga Favorite ‘Bikram Yoga’ Faces Eviction from Allen Street Studio

Posted August 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

Longtime yoga studio to the stars, Bikram Yoga, is now on the ropes. Facing eviction from its fourteen-year-old home due to alleged problems with the gas lines at 172 Allen Street. Back in April, the city apparently “discovered serious landlord issues involving the gas lines” that ultimately “resulted in the gas in the studio to […]

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How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

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This is What the Updated Bluestockings Bookstore will Look Like

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

On the heels of an uber-successful crowdfunding campaign this fall, Bluestockings Bookstore is just about ready for its tune-up. The sixteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 for interior modifications and to help with the re-upped lease at 172 Allen Street. Time to spend it. As previously reported, […]

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Bluestockings Bookstore Raises More Than $37K to Stay on LES; Renovation to Follow Next Month

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Bluestockings is one of the last “feminist bookstores” in the country (there are 13). In fact, it’s pretty much the only bookstore on the Lower East Side. The sixteen-year-old, left-leaning institution is committed to staying in the neighborhood, having recently re-upped the lease at 172 Allen Street. But costs of maintaining the business have skyrocketed. […]

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Help ‘Bluestockings Bookstore’ Stay on the Lower East Side

Posted September 23, 2015 at 5:16 am

Bluestockings Bookstore is one of the few eclectic businesses left that manages to tread water during this tidal wave of hyper-gentrification. It’s operated on the Lower East Side for nearly two decades – 16 years, to be precise – pushing left-leaning literature on topics such as feminism, queer and gender studies, global capitalism, climate & […]

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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 […]

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DOT Installs New Bike Parking Corral Outside Bluestockings on Allen

Posted September 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

Slideshow renderings officially became a reality this week as the DOT unveiled the newest neighborhood BikeRacks corral.

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Bluestockings to Receive New Bike Parking on Allen

Posted June 18, 2012 at 10:28 am

The recently-placed CityRacks infrastructure outside Mud Coffee on East Ninth Street was an instant hit with the java crowd. Finding proper bike parking is now even more of a challenge, as the circular mounts are usually at capacity.

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Blue Stockings at 172 Allen Has Reopened

Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:18 am

Three weeks of closed-door housecleaning (nay, sprucing-up) at Bluestockings has concluded.

Bluestockings Closed Temporarily for “Spruce Up”

Posted July 7, 2011 at 6:09 am

As of this week, the independent Bluestockings bookstore at 172 Allen Street is temporarily closed for a “spruce up” job.