‘Kabisera Kape’ is the Newest Coffee Shop for Allen Street

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The former barbershop at 151 Allen Street is reborn as a cafe. Open as of yesterday afternoon, Kabisera Kape is your standard neighborhood java joint. (Kabisera is Filipino for “Seat.”) Seemingly a first for this side of Allen Street, between Rivington and Stanton, it joins Konditori just up the block to keep the area in […]

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Teri Jon Moving Into Hell Building at 180 Orchard

Last modified December 5, 2010 at 1:31 pm

Movement at the Orchard Hell Building has been spotty since the glass paneling arrived in August.  There weren’t many major strides to report…until now.  An eagle-eyed reader sent along the following image yesterday which shows an opening in the grossly splintered Marcoart plywood.  Who’s coming here, you ask?  Think high-end.

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Marco’s Gateway Mural is No More

Last modified August 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

Say goodbye to another thin slice of Lower East Side charm.  The longstanding Marcoart mural on the north-facing facade of 192 Orchard Street is no more.  Vanished. The charmingly funky artwork which greeted so many in our beloved neighborhood over the years is now buried under a coat of bland brown paint. Some of the […]

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Marcoart Truck in SPURA Site 3

Posted May 10, 2010 at 6:28 am

Much of the ten-parcel, city-owned SPURA land languishes as an unofficial commercial parking district.  The lots below Delancey, in particular, are stashed with dozens of graffiti-laden trucks, and remain photogenic symbols of urban decadence. SPURA Site 3, though, is actually operated by the LESBID. Located on Broome Street between Norfolk and Suffolk Streets, the gravel […]

Stop 1 Deli on Allen Changes Sign and Image

Posted May 6, 2010 at 6:12 am

The Stop 1 Deli outpost at the southeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets is now boasting a new image.  Its busted old illuminated signage and tattered awning was recently replaced with something a bit more contemporary.

Tonight: Preservation Efforts on the Lower East Side

Posted March 11, 2010 at 6:24 am

The Lower East Side History Project (LESHP) and New York Public Library event series continues tonight with a discussion about preservation efforts in the neighborhood.  Panelists include Rob Hollander, Elizabeth Solomon, and David Mulkins.

Marco Art Mural on Orchard Hell Building

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 2:19 am

Yesterday afternoon, Curbed reported that the Orchard Street Hell Building was back on the market again after a year-long hiatus.  Asking price this time around is a smooth $48.5 million. We ambled past later in the evening and caught glimpse of a sprawling new mural across the otherwise drab sectional plywood. Local artist and longtime […]

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