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Mahfar Looks to Flip 99 Allen Street for $13M

Posted June 28, 2018 at 5:10 am

Controversial local landlord Samy Mahfar is looking to cash out one of his Lower East Side holdings. The “repositioned” five-story tenement at 99 Allen Street is now on the market for $13 million. The listing arrives nearly five years after Mahfar first purchased the building (September 2013) from Heaven Way Buddha Church for $4.4 million. […]

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‘Dripped Coffee’ Joins Hell Square Cafe Roster

Posted June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over on Allen Street, it’s manicures to mochas. Another coffee shop for Hell Square is in the offing. A minuscule affair called Dripped Coffee is on its way to 150 Allen Street. Not much is known yet about this SEO-unfriendly business. This particular shop previously played host to a nail salon, which closed down some […]

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This New Allen Street Hotel will Have 5 Bars Onsite

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dead for nearly a decade, the long-dormant Allen Street hotel is coming back with a vengeance. Major construction resumed, and has been steady since last September. With opening now on the horizon, the battle for liquor licensing is here. The rescued lodge – rechristened The Allen by owner-hotelier Morris Kalimian (of Chelsea’s Hotel Henri) – […]

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‘Tinkersphere’ Hobby Shop Moves from East Village to Allen Street

Posted May 15, 2018 at 5:06 am

The Tinkersphere toy store is giving it a go on the Lower East Side. The five-year-old hobby shop closed down its original location on East Fifth Street, per EV Grieve, and just opened at 152 Allen Street. This newer space seems much larger and less cluttered than the original, and is already packed with its […]

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Fat Free Art Gallery on Allen Street Closing, Grey Lady Eyes Takeover

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Fat Free Art Gallery is on a forced diet, and won’t be around much longer. The street art gallery newcomer – it opened on Allen Street in November 2016 – is closing in just a few weeks. We hear that exhibitions are set to conclude at the end of May thanks in large part […]

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Migos Rapper Robbed of His $150K Diamond Chain at Hotel Sixty on Allen Street

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:03 am

Bronx-born rapper Offset – one-third of Migos – had his chain snatched while staying in a Lower East Side hotel room. Offset was in town with girlfriend Cardi B for the lavish Met gala Monday night, and had been staying in the penthouse at the Sixty LES on Allen Street. The hip-hop couple reportedly held […]

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Marathon Mania: Nike GO 5K Running Through the LES Next Week

Posted April 10, 2018 at 5:02 am

Corporate marathons love the Lower East Side lately. First it was the NYC Half last month; now it’s Nike’s turn to carry the baton, as it were. For the second time in as many months, tens of thousands of runners will invade the neighborhood as part of Nike’s Earth Day marathon. Route chosen for the […]

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LES Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Last modified April 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

The Lower East Side joins the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid, and Stonehenge by being awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status. This is the Press Release we received this morning…. UNESCO today added the Lower East Side to its list of global sites of historic significance. We issue these awards to both recognize and protect historic […]

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‘Cheese Grille’ Readies New Allen Street Pop-Up

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:10 am

It’s been a year since the vegan-friendly Pala Pizza shuttered on Allen Street. (City Marshal seized it on behalf of the landlord.) Now, the one-story commercial space at 198 Allen is about to receive another restaurant, albeit temporary. From just down the block. We’re told that the four-year-old Cheese Grille has inked a short-term lease […]

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Japanese Fashion Purveyor ‘Tokyo Rebel’ Shutters Allen Street Store

Posted March 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

Tokyo Rebel just lost the battle. The Japanese-style fashion retailer shuttered its Allen Street store earlier this month, concluding a Lower East Side residency of nearly four years. Founded nine years ago by husband-wife duo Jeff and Masayo Williams (he’s American, she’s Japanese), Tokyo Rebel maintained a brief stint in Alphabet City from 2009 to […]

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