Allen Street

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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The Hedgehog Coffee Shop Goes Bust on Allen Street

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Hedgehog Coffee just went under. The Allen Street coffee shop closed last week after a short, one-year tenure in the narrow sliver space north of Stanton. A sign in the window currently advertises the real estate as available for lease. Hedgehog replaced Konditori, a Swedish espresso bar that spent seven years serving from 182 Allen. […]

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Dormant Red Mango on Allen Street Finally Gets a New Tenant

Posted August 20, 2019 at 5:02 am

Red Mango closed its Lower East Side location on Allen Street four years ago. The space remained a dusty dormancy for the duration. Until this month; and henceforth, something completely unexpected. An interior decorator called APex New York that specializes in kitchen and bathroom fixtures. To be honest, this type of commercial occupant is not […]

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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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