Allen Street

Two Lower East Side Businesses Join ‘American Dream’ Food Court in the Meadowlands

Posted May 27, 2020 at 5:10 am

A host of New York City businesses are headed to the gargantuan American Dream complex in north Jersey. Two of which hail from the Lower East Side, we’ve just learned. Empanada Mama, with locations on Allen Street and Hell’s Kitchen, recently signed a lease to join the party. Apparently the deal was forged during the […]

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Cops Release Photos of Suspects Wanted in Stabbing Outside Delancey Street Starbucks

Posted April 9, 2020 at 5:07 am

Police last week released images of the suspects wanted in connection to a stabbing outside the Delancey Street Starbucks in late-March. The suspects fled and are still at large. On March 21, four hooligans stabbed a pedestrian who was walking to the northbound M15 bus stop at Allen and Delancey Streets. The assailants attacked the […]

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Owner of Incomplete Allen Street Hotel to Take Over Sago Hotel Next Door

Posted March 9, 2020 at 5:00 am

The owner of a decade-old, yet incomplete Hell Square hotel is poised to take over the competition next door. The Sago Hotel, which debuted on the block four years ago, has the proverbial target on its back. Owner of the long-delayed Allen Street Hotel (aka The Allen), Morad Kalimian, submitted an application with Community Board […]

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Pornhub Pop-up Heads to Allen Street for Valentine’s Day

Last modified February 14, 2020 at 8:05 am

This Valentine’s Day, Pornhub is pulling out the stops with a Lower East Side store. Beginning today, the porn website is hosting a two-day pop-up on Allen Street. Located at the corner of Broome Street – and steps from the Janina synagogue – the stunt is meant to woo horny locals to become premium customers. […]

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Rockwood Music Hall Celebrates 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:12 am

To commemorate fifteen big ones in the neighborhood, a month-long birthday bash will commence at Rockwood Music Hall next month. The Allen Street venue first opened its doors in 2005 and has seen the likes of Amos Lee, Elle King, Lady Gaga, The Lumineers, Matisyahu, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Ben Harper, and Sting with The […]

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No More ‘Jian Xin’ for Allen Street

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Still with its grand opening banner straddling the storefront marquee, Jiang Xin Fan Tuan on Allen Street is no more. Now, if ever there was, this is a lesson in contradiction – the leasing signage hangs just below the launch proclamation. Yet, this snack shop was a contradiction from the get-go last April, billing itself […]

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Evoking Department Store Past, The Ridley Launches Leasing on Allen Street with $19K Rental

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s your chance to live in a nineteenth-century department store, albeit at luxury pricing. In an obvious nod to the pedigree of 66 Allen Street (aka 315 Grand) – the spot was once Ridley & Sons Department Store – the remodeled upper floors are repositioned as “luxury apartment rentals” called The Ridley. Not a “deal” […]

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Cheeky’s Sandwiches Moves Around the Corner; Burrito Spot on the Way

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:06 am

Cheeky’s Sandwiches is now serving around the corner from its longtime Orchard Street home. As of last week, the ten-year-old business is operating out of the narrow shoe-box retail of 36 Allen (essentially the backside of its HQ). The change of location, albeit temporary, hasn’t dampened crowds, though. A visit this week had us pinned […]

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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion to Concessions Appears Underway

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at the Allen Street Mall bathhouse, a mass transit holdover from the 1930s. Plans to convert the building into a food concession date back several years at this point. Boogie readers spotted movement inside the city relic over the weekend. Workers clearing out detritus from the rear entrance as well as […]

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An October Christmas Tree for Allen Street

Posted October 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

Christmas come early on Allen Street. Where trees are usually discarded, one has taken root. Sort of. Someone felt the need to dig a hole for a plastic Christmas tree outside the Cheese Grille at 188 Allen Street. It’s been fully decorated alongside the pun, “Plastic Treesus.” Plastic Jesus is a street artist from Los […]

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