Bathroom

2 LES Park Bathrooms will Reopen to Public After 15 Years of Dormancy

Posted November 14, 2016 at 9:36 am

Two park bathrooms on the Lower East Side will reopen to the public next summer, it was revealed last week. Both have been inaccessible to locals for the last fifteen years. Parks Department announced the news on Thursday evening during the Community Board 3 meeting of the Parks subcommittee. First up is the historic (and […]

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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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Streets

Looking Inside the Allen Street Elevated Public Restrooms at Delancey

Last modified January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Ever wonder what the inside of the old public bathroom facility at Allen and Delancey looks like? Ask no more!

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Streets

Weekend Edition: January 22

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Roey Ahram]

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Early Edition: January 6

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 12:59 am

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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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Art

Weekend Edition: October 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo Credit: Tracy Michele]

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262 Broome Not a Bathroom

Last modified August 11, 2010 at 2:13 pm

In three different languages, the residents of 262 Broome Street ask that you please refrain from using their doorstep as a bathroom.  That is all.