Allen Street Mall

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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More Details on Vicious Chinatown Beatdown at Canal and Allen Streets

Posted January 27, 2021 at 5:03 am

More info came to light this week on the savage beating of an ex-convict at Allen and Canal Streets. According to published reports, the victim, Walter Ward, exited a Chinatown bus at 11:30am Friday morning when a mob of a dozen people mauled him. The group was apparently summoned – via text message – by […]

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Group Viciously Assaults Man on Allen Street, then Steals his Pants

Last modified January 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

Police say a man was assaulted, slashed, and robbed by a group of people in broad daylight at Allen Canal Streets Friday morning. According to the police report, at 11:30am, a pack of twelve individuals – both male and female – jumped the 26-year-old victim in the center median (aka Allen Street Mall). Surveillance footage […]

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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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The Opossum in the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 14, 2018 at 6:17 am

If you were walking along the Allen Street Mall yesterday morning near Stanton Street, you may have seen it. An opossum scurrying around one of the tree beds. A Boogie reader sent along these images of the opossum. The little guy wasn’t too camera shy, and didn’t appear to be feeding on anything. Opossums are […]

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Still no Cleanup a Month After City Bus Plowed through Allen Street Mall

Last modified November 22, 2016 at 8:32 am

It’s been a few days shy of a month since a southbound city bus barreled through the intersection of Allen and Canal Streets, seriously injuring a pedestrian. The other victim in that accident was the Allen Mall infrastructure – the steel fence and bench were equally mangled. Since the crash, seemingly no attention has been paid […]

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Deja Vu: Allen Street Mall Benches are Breaking Again

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:09 am

A feeling of deja vu has washed over the Allen Street Mall, where bench seating is getting bottomed out. Again. Only a brief thirteen months since the city replaced defective hardware in the benches, and already there are problems. Time to take stock. Those new wooden slats are starting to break again. Most of the […]

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