Progress Report: Allen Street Mall Renovations at Hester

Posted on: October 20th, 2011 at 6:42 am by

Progress is slow but steady along the Allen Street Mall between Hester and Grand. Since mid-summer, construction crews have been laboring daily to upgrade the median park space as part of the local capital works project.  Current plans are based on the prototype at the Delancey intersection. Now the fenced-off area is finally taking shape.

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Late last month, newfangled light posts were installed, boasting a different style and feel. The updated street beacons are quite the departure from the classic oval-shaped look of its predecessor. These are more of the chrome variety, and seem more befitting of the new Lower East Side.

And the median walkway is near completion.  Path pavers are now in place along most of the block-long real estate.

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This new vision for Allen Street has been almost three years in the making [PDF], with the tag-team of United Neighbors to Revitalize Allen and Pike and the Hester Street Collaborative both at the helm.

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