Allen Street

Cop Injured in Hit-and-Run at Rivington Street Open Dining Area

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a Mercedes Benz driver who struck an officer on duty patrolling the “open dining” area at Rivington and Allen Streets. The car was reportedly heading the wrong way on Rivington Street at 4:00am Tuesday morning when it struck an open street dining area near Sauce. Patrolling police confronted the […]

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Bluestockings Shutters Allen Street Bookstore Amidst Pandemic Rent Hike

Posted July 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

Bluestockings, the long-running feminist bookstore on Allen Street, is closing down for good. Leaving the space it’s called home for two decades. Apparently the shutter is a double-whammy – due to both pandemic times and a landlord demanding more money. “Due to so many unforeseen circumstances both pandemic-related and otherwise, we must leave our current […]

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Candy Store Sets the Grass on Allen Street

Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:03 am

With sidewalk planters a major eyesore, one Lower East Side business is going out of pocket for a quick fix. One such square – on Allen just north of Delancey – is now beautified. We’re told that the owner of BonBon, the two-year-old candy shop, planted several sod squares to fill in the planting bed […]

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Man Slashed While Stepping Between Girlfriend and Knife-Wielding Ogler

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

A man was slashed in the hand early yesterday morning after stepping between his girlfriend and an aggressive ogler, police said. Shortly after midnight, an unidentified male got into an argument with a woman at the southeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets. Then he started “coming onto her,” according to the police report. When […]

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Decades on, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center Moves from Allen Street

Posted June 15, 2020 at 5:09 am

After two decades of community service on Allen Street, the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center is on the move. The community-based, non-profit organization closed its low-profile facility at 25 Allen last month. It will reopen at 35 East Broadway beginning in August. The Alliance for Positive Change, which has run the program since 2016, […]

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PingPod Resumes Ping Pong Reservations on Allen Street

Posted June 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

It might feel too soon, but don’t tell that to the folks at PingPod on the Lower East Side. Patrons were spotted playing ping pong at tables on both floors of 42 Allen Street Friday evening. Apparently socially distanced. A quick glimpse of their website shows that PingPod has resumed reservations as of last week. […]

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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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