MacDougal Street Synagogue Closes its 97 Allen Hostel

Posted May 12, 2011 at 6:18 am

The rather shady hostel that’s been operating at 97 Allen Street, misleadingly named MacDougal Street Synagogue, is now kaput.

The Bowery House Hotel to Open at 220 Bowery

Posted May 2, 2011 at 6:39 am

For the last few months, a brand new hotel-hostel of sorts has been quietly setting up shop on the Bowery. Details inside!

Sir Shadow Drawing the Walls of the Whitehouse

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

Sir Shadow is currently working on an ambitious project at the curiously-named Whitehouse Hotel.

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Hostel Alert: South of Houston Apartments at 97 Allen

Last modified May 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Down, but not completely out, underground hostels are still very much a reality in this town.  Though some are more conspicuous than others. In any event, there’s still some comfort in knowing that these institutions can survive amidst the trendy, multi-zillion-dollar hotel projects sprouting (or stalling out) all around the Lower East Side.