Allen Street

After Labor Day, ‘Dirt Candy’ will Become a Tasting Menu Restaurant

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chef Amanda Cohen is completely revamping the nine-year-old Dirt Candy. Her popular vegetarian restaurant – which moved to Allen Street in 2015 – will close on August 31, and relaunch with a transformed offering, making it more upscale. In other words, they’re doing away with the a la carte menu for dinner seating. Dirt Candy […]

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Lady Gaga Favorite ‘Bikram Yoga’ Faces Eviction from Allen Street Studio

Posted August 1, 2017 at 9:33 am

Longtime yoga studio to the stars, Bikram Yoga, is now on the ropes. Facing eviction from its fourteen-year-old home due to alleged problems with the gas lines at 172 Allen Street. Back in April, the city apparently “discovered serious landlord issues involving the gas lines” that ultimately “resulted in the gas in the studio to […]

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STIK’s 7-Story ‘Migrant Mural’ on Allen Street Raised $12,500 for the Tenement Museum

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Street artist STIK’s latest mural has been on view for a month at the southeast corner of Delancey and Allen Streets. The 7-story piece was painted in conjunction with the Fat Free Art gallery and the Tenement Museum. Proceeds from the exhibition in the Allen Street showroom – totaling $12,500 – go toward the museum’s […]

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Mokbar Owner Debuts Korean Gastropub ‘Ms. Yoo’ on Allen Street

Posted July 14, 2017 at 5:12 am

After months of construction, Mokbar chef Esther Choi just opened her newest establishment on Allen Street called Ms. Yoo. Branded canopy and signage had been in place for the last couple weeks. Named after the grandmother who taught her how to cook, Ms. Yoo is described in PR babble as a “Korean take on an American food […]

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How About the ‘Bluestockings’ Facelift on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Check out the Bluestockings facelift on Allen Street. The faded canopy of the last several years was deposed last week in favor of something more “loud.” This slight makeover was expected, albeit more than a year in the making. The eighteen-year-old “feminist bookstore” – one of the last in the country – raised $37,630 in […]

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Pala Pizza Seized After 11 Years on Allen Street

Posted May 26, 2017 at 5:12 am

Death paid a visit to Pala this week in the form of City Marshals. The eleven-year-old pizzeria was seized and returned to the landlord on Tuesday. As for the restaurant itself, the furnishings and interior are still intact. Packed up for the night never to reopen. The Pala pizzeria opened on this upper stretch of […]

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Southbound M15 Bus Service Restored to Allen Street at East Houston

Posted May 22, 2017 at 5:02 am

Downtown bus service is finally restored to the top of Allen Street. As of this week, the southbound M15 and M15 Select Buses have resumed pickup and drop-off service just south of Houston. The ticket terminals reappeared yesterday after a two-year absence from the block. You’ll recall that the M15 line was previously re-routed, beginning in January 2015, via […]

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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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Sons of Essex Owners Vying for Multilevel Mexican Clubstaurant at Former Preserve 24 Space 

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

In the three years since Preserve 24 failed in epic fashion, the multilevel retail space at 200 Allen Street (aka 177 East Houston) has been shopped around for the next potential nightspot. Elements of One and One, the Late Late, and Upstate each considered, albeit separately, taking a pass at planting a business here. All […]

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Five Years Later, ‘The Allen Hotel’ is Anointed

Posted May 2, 2017 at 5:07 am

Neighbors, meet the latest lodge to invade the Lower East Side. The Allen Hotel, located at the southeast corner of Broome Street. Until now, its identity had been quite literally masked behind a tarp. Not too long ago, the covering was removed to reveal the lettering above the entrance. To say that the Allen Hotel […]

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