Hester Street Collaborative Talks Improving Public Space Vs Gentrification

Posted December 22, 2011 at 10:25 am

The dominant conundrum in conducting this work is the catch-22 of improving public space vs. gentrification.

Waterfront on Wheels Pedals Through Lower East Side

Posted July 29, 2011 at 6:09 am

In the late 90s, WOW became an acronym for the slogan Whip ’em Out Wednesdays. These days it stands for something completely different on the Lower East Side. More after the jump!

Spray-Painted Love Letters in Allen Street Mall

Posted April 11, 2011 at 11:09 am

Creativity flourishes in the Allen Street Mall, whether commissioned or not.

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Bustin’s Longboard Loft Now Open on Allen Street

Posted April 4, 2011 at 6:39 am

We’ve been following developments here for the last couple months, and can now report that the Longboard Loft is open for business.

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Allen Street Mall-teration Update

Posted February 22, 2011 at 6:18 am

Over seven months along, the Allen Street mall-teration project remains surprisingly intact. But there is a casualty to report.

Journeys to Open at 626 Broadway on Friday

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

A mall-teration of a different sort is making its appearance known near the northeast corner of Broadway and Houston.  In this case, however, mall shoe store Journeys is set to open another city location at 626 Broadway, effectively joining the high-profile gang of big-box merchants (e.g. Adidas, Best Buy, Urban Outfitters) and other like-minded sneaker […]

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Mall-teration Unveiling Now Scheduled for Today at Noon

Last modified June 3, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Thanks to inclement weather earlier this month, the official unveiling of the Allen Street Mall “Mall-teration” project was postponed. The event is now scheduled for noon today in the intersection of Allen and Stanton Streets.

[UPDATED] Mall-teration Unveiling Today on Allen Street Mall

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

A summer of sanctioned artwork on a section of the Allen Street Mall is finally realized.  Today at noon, the Hester Street Collaborative is officially unveiling its months-in-the-making “Mall-terations” project. Artists and volunteers who participated will reportedly be on hand for the so-called ribbon cutting. [UPDATE: We’ve just received word that the ceremony is postponed […]

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Allen Street Mall-terations Two Weeks from Completion

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:18 am

That massive “mall-teration” undertaking on the Allen Street Mall is hastily drawing to a close.  Over the weekend, volunteer artists working on scene informed us that the sidewalk masterpiece should be completed sometime in the next couple weeks, contrary to what we thought earlier.

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