188 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 […]
Posted April 12, 2019 at 5:03 am
“There goes the neighborhood” is probably the most common cliche when discussing neighborhood gentrification. Each generation tends to label game-changing events as so cataclysmic that the end of status quo is predicted (e.g. Marshalls opening next to Katz’s Deli). But where? Artist and street commentator Adrian Wilson posed the statement above the Cheese Grille on […]
Posted July 25, 2014 at 6:09 am
That new grilled cheese restaurant-bar at 188 Allen Street is now open. Awnings have been unrolled and stools set at the various tables. Last identified as “Cheese Grille” by various Craigslist job listings, the manager inside said the business is still nameless, and informed us that the official christening should happen sometime next month. A […]
Posted May 1, 2014 at 6:05 am
The culinary transition at 188 Allen Street is nearly complete. It’ll still be a one-trick pony, but no longer for dirty water dogs. As we first reported two months ago, the address is instead on track to become a “fast casual” grilled cheese outpost. Its name – Cheese Grille. So, yeah, fairly low on the […]
Posted February 24, 2014 at 10:02 am
The Allen Street hot dog wars ended last month in a victory for the year-old Los Peros Locos. Indeed, its more ambitious cross-street nemesis Links just failed out of business. Apparently service at the sparsely-populated franks joint officially ended last month. The storefront is dark with little to no activity happening inside. You might say […]
Posted August 29, 2012 at 6:09 am
Come fall, two similar establishments will spark a Lower East Side hot dog war. Both businesses are located within spitting distance at the head of Allen Street.
Posted August 23, 2012 at 6:09 am
Word on the street is that the unique 188 Allen space will become a “German fast food” biergarten of sorts.