Allen Mall Bathhouse

Parks Department Repaints Allen Bathhouse to Erase Months of Artwork

Posted September 29, 2021 at 5:03 am

For Nadja Rose Madder, a summer of artwork at the Allen Street Bathhouse is abruptly erased. Parks Department repainted the doors and brickwork in its token burgundy red. The erasure happened on Monday, and followed one week after the city erected a chain-link enclosure around the bathhouse plaza in the middle of Delancey Street. That […]

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The City’s Battle to Keep One Artist from Reaching the Allen Bathhouse

Posted September 28, 2021 at 5:10 am

One street artist remains a thorn in the Lower East Side of the city. Nadja Rose Madder will not be deterred from her artistic muse – the Allen Street Bathhouse at Delancey. Parks Department claimed the chain-link enclosure installed last week was a “safety mechanism” to protect spillover of art and belongings into traffic. But […]

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Parks Department Installs Fence at Allen Mall Bathhouse in Response to Nadja Rose Madder

Posted September 23, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Parks Department is upping the ante on deterring a homeless artist from painting and gathering at the Allen Street Bathhouse. Earlier this week, the city began assembling an eight-foot chain-link enclosure to (partially) fence in the sidewalk plaza. It is on this spot that transgender artist Nadja Rose Madder has been transforming the brickwork […]

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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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Allen Street Mall Bathhouse Conversion to Concessions Appears Underway

Posted November 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

There is activity anew at the Allen Street Mall bathhouse, a mass transit holdover from the 1930s. Plans to convert the building into a food concession date back several years at this point. Boogie readers spotted movement inside the city relic over the weekend. Workers clearing out detritus from the rear entrance as well as […]

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Someone is Growing Corn Stalks on Delancey Street

Posted September 19, 2019 at 5:03 am

Talk about farm to table… A guerrilla farmer is growing corn on Delancey Street, but you wouldn’t necessarily notice on first passing. The decrepit flower box outside the Allen Mall Bathhouse on Delancey Street is chock full of plantings. And the growing glut of crap behind it keeps you away. Gaze there, though, and you’ll […]

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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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