1 Allen Street

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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Revisiting the Construction and Completion of Manhattan Railway Company Substation 5 on Allen Street [PHOTOS]

Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:41 am

The Second Avenue Elevated rumbled through Queens and Manhattan from 1875 to 1942, and was beloved by seemingly every commuter on the line. Demolition of the “L” thus prompted protests and strongly-worded op-eds from the mass of humanity moving between the boroughs. Below is one example: Let’s not focus on the demise, though, but instead revisit […]

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Another Chinatown-Inspired Mural for 1 Allen Street Warehouse

Posted May 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

The commercial base of the old Manhattan Railway building continues its color streak. Nearly three weeks after Klughaus tapped Smart Crew artist DCEVE to paint a Chinatown greeting on the facade of 1 Allen Street, the gallery chose to make the mural a wraparound effort. We bumped into an unidentified Klughaus artist yesterday evening spraying the […]

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Allen Street Issues ‘Greetings from Chinatown’ with New Mural

Posted May 5, 2014 at 6:06 am

That grimey one-story produce warehouse operating from the base of the old Manhattan Railway building (Tay Shing Corp.) now carries an ad mural plugging its Chinatown home. Last week, Nom Wah Tea Parlor and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (and Tsing Tao beer) together commissioned a colorful billboard on the facade of 1 Allen Street. The paint […]

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