Allen Street

Revisit Martha Diamond’s ‘Urbanist Art’ and Life on the Bowery Since 1969

Posted September 20, 2021 at 5:03 am

In case you missed Martha Diamond’s show at Magenta Plains on Allen Street back in January, the career-spanning exhibit at the Lower East Side gallery is now online. For a limited time, visitors to independent.org online viewing room will gain access to not just the past exhibit, but also an overview of Diamond’s career. There’s a […]

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Bay Area Export ‘Beloved Cafe’ Aims to Serve by Month End on Allen Street

Posted September 15, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Lower East Side will soon be flowing with golden milk. Beloved Cafe – a San Francisco-based vegan eatery and juice bar – is headed to 196 Allen Street. As previously reported, the new location is the first expansion for the company beyond its Bay Area environs. Ownership promises that the new cafe is to […]

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The Transgender Artist Battling the City at the Allen Street Bathhouse

Posted September 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

For months, the historic bathhouse situated in the median of Allen and Delancey Streets has been a battleground between city and street artist. The long-dormant building itself – erected as a bathroom for Second Avenue El passengers in the 1930s – has been a target of taggers and graffiti artists for years. Along came Nadja […]

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Shooting on Allen Street Injures Man Who Stumbles into BonBon Candy Shop

Posted September 1, 2021 at 5:05 am

A man was shot and injured during a dispute on Allen Street Sunday night. According to police, the 43-year-old victim was shot by another man in the lobby of a building near Delancey Street at around 9:20pm. The victim then stumbled into the BonBon candy shop while clutching an apparent gunshot wound in the upper […]

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Restless Soul: Christopher Paul Stelling at Rockwood Music Hall

Posted July 30, 2021 at 5:07 am

Christopher Paul Stelling lived in New York City for a few years. He inhabits a restless soul, however. Originally from Daytona Beach, Florida, the artist has lived in Colorado, Washington, Massachusetts, and currently resides in Asheville, North Carolina. He spends a lot of time on the road, too, except that last year he had no […]

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The Post-Pandemic Rebound of Downtown Music Venues

Posted July 23, 2021 at 5:17 am

What follows is a dispatch from the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific Editor of The Manhattan Beat. Here is the latest entry. Many musicians are hearing applause again for the first time in sixteen months. Sometimes, the applause as they walk on stage is thunderous. Music fans are enthusiastically returning to live […]

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Local Concert Promoters and Venues Await Federal Assistance

Last modified July 7, 2021 at 7:22 am

What follows is a dispatch from the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific Editor of The Manhattan Beat. Here is the latest entry. Shortly after the pandemic closures began in March 2020, the National Independent Venue Operators Association (NIVA) formed and lobbied the federal government with the Save Our Stages Act to prevent […]

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Everynight Charley Checkup: Vilray at Rockwood Music Hall

Last modified July 7, 2021 at 7:23 am

What follows is the beginning of a periodic checkup of the downtown music scene with Everynight Charley Crespo, prolific Editor of The Manhattan Beat. The vocalist, guitarist and songwriter known simply as Vilray (pronounced vill-ree) has an uncanny ability to bridge past and present. Vilray, who does not use his family name, was raised in […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Uber in the Crossfire on Allen Street

Posted March 29, 2021 at 5:08 am

In this latest installment of Clayton’s Corner, photographer Clayton Patterson sent along these image of an Uber driver whose car was incinerated in a curbside garbage fire on Allen Street, near Stanton. The fire department suggested that an errant cigarette butt may have sparked the fire that consumed the car. And with a noticeable uptick […]

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New Wine Bar Eyes Former Pala Pizza on Allen Street

Posted March 25, 2021 at 5:01 am

The former home of a beloved pizza place on Allen Street may soon birth a new nightspot. Bereft of a permanent occupant since Pala Pizza shuttered in 2017, principals Allen Chan and Djamel Omari hope to impart an Italian wine bar and restaurant at 198 Allen Street. Menu includes share and family style dishes – […]

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