Allen Street

About that Mammoth Matador Mural on Allen Street

Posted July 23, 2019 at 5:09 am

Muralist Conor Harrington returned to the Lower East Side two weeks ago to impart one of the larger murals in the neighborhood. The five-story artwork, located on the Allen Street facade of 266 Broome – outside the Emma Peel Room – is striking and hard to miss. What appears to be a matador in stance […]

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Artist ‘Remembers’ Tiananmen Square Massacre with Tank Mural on Allen Street

Last modified June 5, 2019 at 6:59 am

Yesterday marked the thirtieth anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in Beijing, China. The events of that day are now commemorated with a moving tribute mural on Allen Street. Artist Adrian Wilson spent two days overwriting his “Where Goes the Neighborhood” with an interpretation of the iconic tank Man image snapped (and smuggled out) by […]

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‘Double Chicken Please’ Eyes Hill & Dale Space on Allen Street

Posted June 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

The roving cocktail van finally found permanent parking, so to speak. On Allen Street. Double Chicken Please, the concept from Huey Chang (Raku, Kura) and Angel’s Share alum Gn Chan, is angling to open shop at 115 Allen Street. Which also means that Hill & Dale isn’t long for the neighborhood. According to application materials […]

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Longtime Zipper Store Leaves Lower East Side After Nearly 80 Years

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in nearly eighty years, the A. Feibusch zipper wholesaler (aka Zipperstop) is no longer operating on the Lower East Side. The local business recently relocated from its longtime Allen Street shop. Leasing banner is now draped across the entrance to the store, which is itself emptied. The tea leaves foresaw this […]

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Pandora Hypes DJ Khaled’s Latest LP with Interactive Mural on Allen Street

Posted May 28, 2019 at 5:09 am

The music world is all about immersive marketing these days. Artists are looking to showcase their music, all while trying to keep it street. Taylor Swift recently announced her new album through a giant butterfly mural riddled with clues and Instagram posts. Next at bat is DJ Khaled, dropping his latest album Father of Asahd […]

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‘Bluestockings’ Celebrates 20 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted May 6, 2019 at 5:05 am

This month, the venerable Bluestockings celebrates a momentous milestone. Twenty years selling books from a storefront on Allen Street. Bluestockings – named for the 18th century intellectual women in the Blue Stockings Society – opened at 172 Allen in 1999. Its current model as a collectively-run, worker-owned bookstore and activist center followed a brief closure […]

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For the Lower East Side, ‘Where Goes the Neighborhood?’

Posted April 12, 2019 at 5:03 am

“There goes the neighborhood” is probably the most common cliche when discussing neighborhood gentrification. Each generation tends to label game-changing events as so cataclysmic that the end of status quo is predicted (e.g. Marshalls opening next to Katz’s Deli). But where? Artist and street commentator Adrian Wilson posed the statement above the Cheese Grille on […]

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Allen Street Parking Garage Pitched as Development Opportunity

Posted April 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

As Essex Crossing debuts piecemeal, property owners are looking to cash in. It’s causing a ripple effect around the neighborhood. Just a couple blocks away, 59 Allen Street is ready for its due and proper. The 8,800 square-foot, through-block structure – occupied by the Imperial Parking garage and galleries on the Eldridge front – is now […]

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Decades on, the Allen Street Domino’s Falls

Posted April 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

Domino’s Pizza held down the southwest corner of Allen and East Houston Streets for more than two decades, occupying a sprawling retail space adjacent to the subway station. Contrary to what you might think, this Domino’s (205 Allen) was almost always buzzing. Until this month. It’s gone dark. Storefront branding is now obscured, and multiple […]

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A Decade Later, Allen Street Hotel Finally has Something to Show for Itself

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not the crust in your eyes – the Allen Street Hotel is indeed showing itself. The mechanical system of bars and netting recently came down to reveal the glassy new facade. At first glance, The Allen, as it’s now named, appears to resemble the Pomeranc-designed Sixty (formerly, Thompson LES) just up the block. As […]

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