The New Allen

Allen Street Hotel Reactivates Partnership with LISA Project for New Mural Series

Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

For the Allen Street Hotel, the Tristan Eaton mural debacle is firmly in the rearview. Now, two years later, round 2 is upon us. Back in April 2015, the Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned a Guess-integrated mural for the facade of 77-79 Rivington Street. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in […]

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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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Sheryo & Yok Paint ‘Rat Boi’ for ‘The New Allen’ Street Art Project

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:09 am

The latest rat to join Allen Street is by the hand of Sheryo & Yok. Their “Rat Boi” mural now holds court above the northbound lanes of the thoroughfare. The street art duo spent last weekend painting the north face of 82 Stanton Street (formerly Epstein’s Bar). The mobile lift positioned them just above the […]

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‘Gatsby’ Goes Big with 5-Story Mural on its LES Hotel

Posted April 4, 2017 at 5:05 am

That nascent street art endeavor (nay, developers’ tool), The New Allen, tagged its biggest mural to date, yet not even on the namesake street. They strayed two blocks west to Forsyth Street. Project Organizers commissioned Tony “Rubin” Sjoman to paint the west-facing exposure of the Gatsby Hotel on East Houston. Site chosen for the mural […]

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COST and DAIN Paste up 7-Story Collaboration on Allen and Delancey

Posted December 20, 2016 at 5:10 am

The southeast corner of Allen and Delancey Streets is becoming its own beacon of street art, continuing a trajectory most recently forged by “The New Allen” project. Latest is the old bank-to-condo building at 77 Delancey, which now boasts a seven-story collaboration between legendary wheat-paster COST and Brooklyn-based DAIN. It took more than two weeks […]

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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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‘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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