Allen Street Mall

The Opossum in the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

If you were walking along the Allen Street Mall yesterday morning near Stanton Street, you may have seen it. An opossum scurrying around one of the tree beds. A Boogie reader sent along these images of the opossum. The little guy wasn’t too camera shy, and didn’t appear to be feeding on anything. Opossums are […]

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Still no Cleanup a Month After City Bus Plowed through Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

It’s been a few days shy of a month since a southbound city bus barreled through the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The other victim in that accident was the Allen Mall infrastructure – the steel fence and bench were equally mangled. Since the crash, seemingly no attention has been paid […]

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Deja Vu: Allen Street Mall Benches are Breaking Again

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

A feeling of deja vu has washed over the Allen Street Mall, where bench seating is getting bottomed out. Again. Only a brief thirteen months since the city replaced defective hardware in the benches, and already there are problems. Time to take stock. Those new wooden slats are starting to break again. Most of the […]

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City Bus Crashes Into Allen Street Mall [PHOTOS]

Last modified August 7, 2018 at 10:37 pm

Oops. An M15 city Bus heading downtown crashed into the Allen Street Mall at Canal Street. The knee-high steel fence and a couple benches were annihilated. This photo, sent along by one of our readers, just says it all. Cause of the crash, which happened not too long ago, was not immediately known. Vision Zero […]

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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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Have You Seen Hektad’s Dice and Rubik’s Cubes Dotting Allen Street Mall?

Posted May 17, 2016 at 10:23 am

Every once in a while a public art piece just completely nails it. Like this latest effort by street artist Hektad. Dubbed “Project Play Me,” Hektad last week added some color to one of the many staging areas for the East Houston Reconstruction project. With a little bit of paint, the street artist transformed several […]

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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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