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Group Viciously Assaults Man on Allen Street, then Steals his Pants

Last modified January 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

Police say a man was assaulted, slashed, and robbed by a group of people in broad daylight at Allen Canal Streets Friday morning. According to the police report, at 11:30am, a pack of twelve individuals – both male and female – jumped the 26-year-old victim in the center median (aka Allen Street Mall). Surveillance footage […]

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LES Native Opens ‘Meat and Bread’ on Allen Street

Posted January 5, 2021 at 5:02 am

Some storefront turnover to report, as a former ramen joint on Allen Street is now slinging meat and bread. Yokoya Ramen spent three years at 201 Allen Street, but recently closed shop. It’s since been replaced by something called Meat and Bread. The newcomer is a burgers and sandwiches, and chicken wings joint, and opened […]

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‘Double Chicken Please’ Brings Cocktails to Allen Street

Posted November 17, 2020 at 5:08 am

A roving pop-up bar that traveled around in a yellow Volkswagen minibus is now officially parked on the Lower East Side. Double Chicken Please, the cocktail bar concept from Huey Chang (Raku, Kura), Faye Chen, and Angel’s Share alum Gn Chan, is now serving at 115 Allen Street. The former home of Hill & Dale. […]

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When a Popular Chinatown Mural is Vandalized, the Community Steps Up

Posted November 6, 2020 at 5:05 am

The produce warehouse at the foot of a Second Avenue El relic now boasts some fresh artwork. More than six years ago, the former Klughaus collective painted a pair of murals here at the base of the Manhattan Railway Company substation on Allen Street. The first being a Chinatown “postcard greeting,” and the other, a […]

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Cop Injured in Hit-and-Run at Rivington Street Open Dining Area

Posted August 13, 2020 at 5:00 am

Police are on the hunt for a Mercedes Benz driver who struck an officer on duty patrolling the “open dining” area at Rivington and Allen Streets. The car was reportedly heading the wrong way on Rivington Street at 4:00am Tuesday morning when it struck an open street dining area near Sauce. Patrolling police confronted the […]

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Bluestockings Shutters Allen Street Bookstore Amidst Pandemic Rent Hike

Posted July 23, 2020 at 5:05 am

Bluestockings, the long-running feminist bookstore on Allen Street, is closing down for good. Leaving the space it’s called home for two decades. Apparently the shutter is a double-whammy – due to both pandemic times and a landlord demanding more money. “Due to so many unforeseen circumstances both pandemic-related and otherwise, we must leave our current […]

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Candy Store Sets the Grass on Allen Street

Posted June 24, 2020 at 5:03 am

With sidewalk planters a major eyesore, one Lower East Side business is going out of pocket for a quick fix. One such square – on Allen just north of Delancey – is now beautified. We’re told that the owner of BonBon, the two-year-old candy shop, planted several sod squares to fill in the planting bed […]

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Man Slashed While Stepping Between Girlfriend and Knife-Wielding Ogler

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:00 am

A man was slashed in the hand early yesterday morning after stepping between his girlfriend and an aggressive ogler, police said. Shortly after midnight, an unidentified male got into an argument with a woman at the southeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets. Then he started “coming onto her,” according to the police report. When […]

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Decades on, Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center Moves from Allen Street

Posted June 15, 2020 at 5:09 am

After two decades of community service on Allen Street, the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center is on the move. The community-based, non-profit organization closed its low-profile facility at 25 Allen last month. It will reopen at 35 East Broadway beginning in August. The Alliance for Positive Change, which has run the program since 2016, […]

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PingPod Resumes Ping Pong Reservations on Allen Street

Posted June 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

It might feel too soon, but don’t tell that to the folks at PingPod on the Lower East Side. Patrons were spotted playing ping pong at tables on both floors of 42 Allen Street Friday evening. Apparently socially distanced. A quick glimpse of their website shows that PingPod has resumed reservations as of last week. […]

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