Allen Mall Bathhouse

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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Someone is Growing Corn Stalks on Delancey Street

Posted September 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

Talk about farm to table… A guerrilla farmer is growing corn on Delancey Street, but you wouldn’t necessarily notice on first passing. The decrepit flower box outside the Allen Mall Bathhouse on Delancey Street is chock full of plantings. And the growing glut of crap behind it keeps you away. Gaze there, though, and you’ll […]

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City Seeks Proposals to Convert Allen Mall Bathhouse into Food Stand

Posted July 22, 2016 at 5:09 am

Now’s your chance to convert an old Lower East Side shithouse into a food stand. That’s right; the city officially began its Request for Proposals (“RFP”) process last week in order to redevelop the relic bathhouse situated in the Allen Street Mall. The decades-old structure – constructed in the 1930s as a bathroom for riders […]

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Here’s One Potential Reimagining of the Allen Mall Bathhouse [PHOTOS]

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:16 am

In a couple weeks, the city (i.e. Parks Department) is poised to release a Request for Proposals to reinvigorate the Allen Mall Bathhouse. The Lower East Side relic, constructed in the 1930s as a bathroom for riders of the Second Avenue El, has been vacant for nearly sixty years. Soon enough, though, the brick box will […]

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Back Inside the Long-Shuttered Allen Mall Bathhouse [PHOTOS]

Posted May 27, 2016 at 5:12 am

The long-vacant Allen Mall Bathhouse is getting a deep scrub-down. As previously reported, the Parks Department last week commenced asbestos abatement activity with the purpose of returning the decades-old facility to community use. Namely, a “comfort station” that offers an affordable food stand and (possibly) bike repair station. Due to the ongoing work, we now […]

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Allen Mall Bathhouse Begins Asbestos Abatement Ahead of RFP for Snack Stand Conversion

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm

Holy shit! For the first time in Lord knows how long, there’s finally some definitive movement inside the decades-old Allen Mall Bathhouse. Stop the presses. Yesterday morning, several contractors were seen clearing out the former bathroom stall. Asbestos abatement activities, according to the men working the job. This is a watershed moment, undoubtedly the opening […]

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Get Ready for Snack Stand and Bike Repair Service at Allen Mall Bathhouse

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 4:41 pm

For this classic Lower East Side structure, sixty years of dormancy is about to end. The old-time bathhouse situated in the Allen Street Mall at Delancey is on the precipice of reactivation. To become a “comfort station,” in the euphemistic lingo of city bureaucracy. Last night, the Parks subcommittee of Community Board 3 made sure […]

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City to Release RFP for Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

The stout brick building sits in the Allen Street Mall, a deteriorating reminder of a nearly-forgotten past. The bathhouse dates back to the 1930s, and was originally constructed to service passengers on the Second Avenue El. These public restrooms had a short life, and went dark in the early 1950s after the elevated tracks were […]

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Six Years Later, Locals Calling for Completion of Allen Street Mall Upgrades

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

The Allen Street Mall – those eight segments of median running from South Street to East Houston – has come a long way in the last decade. Essentially beat up and left for dead, the Department of Transportation finally took notice that changes were needed, and began implementing upgrades six years ago. Project plans were […]

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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Teases

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 5:07 pm

The long-dormant bathhouse on the Allen Street Mall at Delancey has some pithy graffiti.

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