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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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Rockwood Music Hall Celebrates 15 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:12 am

To commemorate fifteen big ones in the neighborhood, a month-long birthday bash will commence at Rockwood Music Hall next month. The Allen Street venue first opened its doors in 2005 and has seen the likes of Amos Lee, Elle King, Lady Gaga, The Lumineers, Matisyahu, Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, Ben Harper, and Sting with The […]

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No More ‘Jian Xin’ for Allen Street

Posted January 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Still with its grand opening banner straddling the storefront marquee, Jiang Xin Fan Tuan on Allen Street is no more. Now, if ever there was, this is a lesson in contradiction – the leasing signage hangs just below the launch proclamation. Yet, this snack shop was a contradiction from the get-go last April, billing itself […]

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Evoking Department Store Past, The Ridley Launches Leasing on Allen Street with $19K Rental

Posted December 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

Here’s your chance to live in a nineteenth-century department store, albeit at luxury pricing. In an obvious nod to the pedigree of 66 Allen Street (aka 315 Grand) – the spot was once Ridley & Sons Department Store – the remodeled upper floors are repositioned as “luxury apartment rentals” called The Ridley. Not a “deal” […]

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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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