Allen Street Hotel

A Decade Later, Allen Street Hotel Finally has Something to Show for Itself

Posted March 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

It’s not the crust in your eyes – the Allen Street Hotel is indeed showing itself. The mechanical system of bars and netting recently came down to reveal the glassy new facade. At first glance, The Allen, as it’s now named, appears to resemble the Pomeranc-designed Sixty (formerly, Thompson LES) just up the block. As […]

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On Allen Street, the Red Mango that Wasn’t

Posted October 8, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Red Mango at the southwest corner of Allen and Rivington Streets remains a reminder of failed fro-yo. This corner treats shop has been dormant since its closure in September 2015. More remarkable is that the kitchen equipment and random appliances are still intact, despite the recent removal of branded signage and the surviving window […]

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This New Allen Street Hotel will Have 5 Bars Onsite

Posted June 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Dead for nearly a decade, the long-dormant Allen Street hotel is coming back with a vengeance. Major construction resumed, and has been steady since last September. With opening now on the horizon, the battle for liquor licensing is here. The rescued lodge – rechristened The Allen by owner-hotelier Morris Kalimian (of Chelsea’s Hotel Henri) – […]

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Major Construction Resumes at Long-Stagnant ‘Allen Street Hotel’

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:07 am

Take a look at the Allen Street Hotel, now renamed The Allen. Black netting is slowly crawling up the facade as major construction work is now reactivated. Yes, those words were mentioned in the same breath as this development. Make no mistake, either. This is a watershed event in the life of this zombie development. […]

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New LISA Project Mural at Allen Street Hotel is a Plug for ‘Five Points Festival’

Posted May 19, 2017 at 5:12 am

Where Tristan Easton’s ad-mural for Guess failed, another in this style is currently underway beside the Allen Street Hotel. The hoteliers reactivated a relationship with the Little Italy Street Art Project to bring street artist KaNO to the corner of Rivington Street. The new artwork is actually a plug for the inaugural Five Points Festival, a […]

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Allen Street Hotel Reactivates Partnership with LISA Project for New Mural Series

Posted May 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

For the Allen Street Hotel, the Tristan Eaton mural debacle is firmly in the rearview. Now, two years later, round 2 is upon us. Back in April 2015, the Little Italy Street Art Project commissioned a Guess-integrated mural for the facade of 77-79 Rivington Street. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in […]

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9-Years-Stalled ‘Allen Street Hotel’ Back from the Dead with New Renderings (and Window Panels)

Posted April 26, 2017 at 5:14 am

Against the odds, one of the longest stalled projects on the Lower East Side – it should be a punchline – just returned to life. Back from the dead, it seems, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel now has some new flair to discuss, the first real progress onsite since February 2011. This single window panel on the […]

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Despite $30.75M Sale of Allen Street Hotel, the Abandoned Eyesore Remains a Disgusting Toilet

Last modified August 11, 2016 at 1:10 pm

After a drawn-out foreclosure process wrought with drama and years sitting vacant, the sixteen-story eyesore known as the Allen Street Hotel is finally under new ownership. The properties comprising 139-141 Orchard Street sold in auction this past May to real estate tycoon Morris Moinian and his partner Morry Kalimian of Elk Investors. The duo paid $30.75 million for the […]

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Rivington Street Properties Adjacent to Allen Hotel Back on the Auction Block (Again)

Posted June 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

It’s a Lower East Side corner mired in years of project site dormancy, foreclosure, and resultant bankruptcy proceedings. Another piece of Allen and Rivington Streets is on the precipice of auction. Yet again. You’ll recall that the stalled-out Allen Street Hotel fetched $30.75 million in an auction last month. The lucky buyers – real estate […]

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Stalled Allen Street Hotel Sells in Auction for $30.75M; Moinian Father and Son Now Own Hotels Here

Posted May 11, 2016 at 5:11 am

After a drawn-out foreclosure process wrought with drama and years sitting vacant, the sixteen-story Allen Street Hotel is finally under new ownership. The properties comprising 139-141 Orchard Street sold in auction yesterday to real estate tycoon Morris Moinian and his partner Morry Kalimian of Elk Investors. The duo paid $30.75 million for the eyesore, and plans […]

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