Allen Mall Bathhouse

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

Six Years Later, Locals Calling for Completion of Allen Street Mall Upgrades

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

The Allen Street Mall – those eight segments of median running from South Street to East Houston – has come a long way in the last decade. Essentially beat up and left for dead, the Department of Transportation finally took notice that changes were needed, and began implementing upgrades six years ago. Project plans were […]

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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

At the Mall

Last modified May 26, 2016 at 5:08 pm

Except for the recent beautification at Delancey, the Allen Street Mall is little more than a dingy median. An aged remnant of the old neighborhood. The cracked concrete, strewn garbage, bent fencing, rusted bikes, and dog shit are all proverbial links to the area’s seedy past. But perhaps the most visible icon is the public […]