2 Allen Street

The New 2 Allen Street Now Uncovered

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

2 Allen Street danced its final striptease over the weekend, bidding sayonara to the pole for the foreseeable future.

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2 Allen Street Getting Glassed

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

Already at its apex of seven stories, 2 Allen Street is now sporting some downtown definition beneath those garments of pinstriped netting and scaffolding.

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Progress Report: The New 2 Allen Street

Posted March 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

We recently fielded correspondence regarding 2 Allen, and realized it’s been quite awhile since our last progress report.

Snowbound Rats Scavenging on Orchard [Video]

Posted January 3, 2011 at 6:18 am

With most of the snow melted, it’s definitely a relief to have the sidewalks back. But what about the rats?

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Another Look at 2 Allen Street Construction

Last modified January 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm

It was almost a year ago that we first reported on the demise and demolition of 2 Allen Street, an historic piece of the neighborhood designed and built by renowned architect Frederick Eberling in 1887.  Looking at the project site now, progress has been quite slow.  A stop-work order levied in March held up construction […]

Progress Report: Construction at 2 Allen Street

Last modified January 1, 2011 at 11:17 pm

In the three months since our last progress report, work on the underpinning job at the construction site of 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) has moved along steadily; backhoes dug deep below street level in an attempt to stabilize the adjacent Jarmulowski Bank Building.  But now there’s a partial stop work order in place.

Demolition of 2 Allen Street Underway

Posted August 24, 2009 at 6:09 am

Behind a veil of dark netting, demolition of the four-story commercial loft at 2 Allen Street (aka 1-3 Orchard) is now officially underway.  Brick by brick.  Once eliminated from its desirable corner lot, the new developer will have a maximum buildable area (before any possible FAR bonuses) of 33,110 square feet.  That’s nearly double the […]

2 Allen Street to be Demolished

Last modified November 19, 2010 at 3:16 pm

The wrecking ball is returning to the eastern reaches of Chinatown. Over the weekend, we noticed that the entire corner plot of 2 Allen Street (aka 118-124 Division Street/1-3 Orchard Street) was surrounded by fresh plywood. DOB permits were nowhere in site, so we did some investigation and discovered that the four-story building will soon […]