138 Allen Street

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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Allen Street Hotel Capped; Plus New Renderings

Last modified February 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

Ever since construction began anew, the Allen Street Hotel has grown at a pace not seen since before the economic implosion.

Allen Street Hotel Rapidly Rising

Posted December 14, 2010 at 6:38 am

A month since our last checkup, and the Allen Street hotel has already more than doubled its height at 139 Orchard (aka 138 Allen).  This rapid progress on the Edward Mills & Associates-designed tower is something not seen in the neighborhood since before the Great Recession hit home.  Each day cranes and other heavy machinery […]

The Barking Leather Vendors of Orchard Street [Video]

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm

With the clank and boom of each hammer stroke at the new Allen Street Hotel site, the future of the Sunday pedestrian mall comes further into focus.  And it’s not pretty. The block between Delancey and Rivington truly is the last bastion of a dying breed in the neighborhood – the discount leather vendors.  What […]

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Progress Update: Allen Street Hotel at 139 Orchard

Last modified January 30, 2012 at 11:10 pm

You may want to find someplace to sit before continuing.  Okay, good.  As if Orchard Street above Delancey wasn’t already in dire straits, what with stalled projects, towering hotels, a so-called Hell Building, and scattered demolition work, we now have more intel on the swiftly-rising structure at 139 Orchard (aka 138 Allen Street). Guess the […]