The security gate at the front of Latin American Enterprise (151 Allen Street) has been given The New Allen treatment with a colorful abstract mural by 2DX Crew.
They have an ATM but I do not think I would want to use it.
Part of The New Allen project, this cheerful Blue Gecko by street artist DJ Neff (#djn3ff) snakes playfully down the front of 134 Allen Street, just below Delancey.
If you check him out from the east side of the street, he appears to be emerging from the mouth of a scary-looking cat, while a resting Avocado looks on!
The New Allen (#TheNewAllen) is an on-going public art project where different street artists are commissioned to paint murals on the walls and the storefront gates along Allen Street between Canal and Houston (where Allen turns into First Avenue). This one, done in the very distinctive style of South Carolina-based muralist Patch Whisky (real name Rich Miller) was spotted on the west side of Allen adjacent to number 129. I think this piece is called the Candy Bandit, but I am not sure. Anyway, I love it.
Here’s another one of #TheNewAllen project murals, this one being located on the west side of Allen just above Delancey Street. This one is a collaboration between two street artists, Patch Whisky and Ghost Beard, who have worked together previously on murals in other US cities.
I wish I had gotten to this mural before the D-Bag taggers did. Don’t Call Me Baby by Baron Von Fancy is part of #TheNewAllen murals project on the store fronts along Allen Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. You can see many of them if you take the M15 Bus route south of Houston Street!
NOTE: Since this photo was taken, the mural has been repainted with identical text, but with different florescent colors highlighting each word.