Author: benjamin

Alterations to Star by Hackney Downs/Three Sisters

Two new planning applications for Star by Hackney Downs at 35 Queensdown Road; “External works to the public house comprising erection of a new awning along the eastern elevation and erection of retractable roof system along the western elevation including it’s enclosure with glazing and erection of new double door and window to the front elevation (southern elevation). ” 2014/09... »

Frontside Skate Park

Apparently »

Maeve’s Kitchen opens – Lower Clapton Road

\We'll be opening our doors to the public on Thursday 24th October\" at 181 Lower Clapton Road »

New vintage interiors shop on Dalston Lane – ”Proper Old”

It's been open a few weeks now - a new vintage interiors shop at 73 Dalston Lane (near Pembury junti »

Monocle goes to Wilton Way

\Monocle's editor in chief Tyler Brûlé ventured to Wilton Way – a small thoroughfare in east Lon »

Costa comes to Dalston

A new »

Truman’s Eyrie brewery Hackney Wick

\Part of East London’s history for 350 years an investment of £1million has seen the company re-esta »

Kingsland Cafe

Isn't it a shame when a business that has become a bit of a local icon doesn't realise what it's got »

Hackney New School – Kingsland Basin


‘How Polluted is my Road?’

A clever new website detailing air pollution road-by-road. You can even select which pollutants (NO2 »

New pop-up bike shop

A new pop-up bike shop has just opened at 117 Lower Clapton Road (formerly Danny's Motor Shop).It's »

Wishing Well – Tommy Flynn’s

I thought the Wishing Well (418 Mare Street - top of Narrow Way) was just getting a lick of paint bu »

Pembury Corner Junction – reconfiguration

I noticed on Cllr Vincent Stop's »

Kingsland Shopping Centre redevelopment

The long-awaited proposals for the Kinsland Shopping Centre and environs have finally been released.Public consultation and exhibition, Kingsland shopping centre, High Street entrance, Dalstoln  E8 2LX, Fri 19 July 2013, 2pm-7pm; Sat 20 July 2013, 11am-2pm. More from Loving Dalston; »

Dalston ”Western Curve” sites

It looks as though the two vacant sites on Kingsland known as the \Western Curve\" gained planning p »

Curtain Theatre development

From Hackney Citizen;\It is referred to by some as the Holy Grail of British theatre because it is b »

Leandro Erlich: Dalston ”House”

This has been all over the news in the last day or so, but here's a BBC News video for a bit of back »

Fashion Hub

A planning application has just been submitted for 88 – 96 Morning Lane Chatham Works (1, 2 & 3 »

Red Route Cafe – Lower Clapton Rd

Red Route Cafe at 24 Lower Clapton Road (part of the Levy Centre) is now open. »

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Consultation

\The Council proposes to divide the Borough into four different charging zones for residential devel »

Zaha Hadid in Hoxton Square

Back in 2008 permission was granted for a new 5 storey building by Zaha Hadid at 33-35 Hoxton Square »

New music venue (Oslo) on Amhurst Rd

\A major music promoter has been given the go-ahead to open a new venue on Amhurst Road. »

Pedestrianisation of Mare Street (Narroway)

Many thanks to @damian for bringing »

Beagle new restaurant in Hoxton

Popped my head in here today and they've done a great job on the conversion of the arches under Hoxt »

Birkbeck Mews development site

According to the »

Stolen bikes found


Floating Cinema


Design Review Panel


Holy Trinity Primary School – Beechwood Rd


20th and 24th March – Superhome Open Day

Superhome Open Day - Tour and Explore - Henry Road N4 - FREE - Wed. 20th March - 16:30-19:30 and Sun »

Wed 20 March – Guided walk of Hackney

A walk organised by the London Metropolitan Archives and the BBC on Wednesday 20 March;\On this guid »

Route cafe/deli/bistro

Opened today on Dalston Square; 'Route' cafe/deli/bistro. I can't find any online presence but they »

New Cafe: 119 Lower Clapton Road

It will be opening \hopefully Thursday\" (14th) at 119 LCR - next to Blue Tit." »

Bouchon Fourchette Cafe on Mare Street

I'm not sure how long it's been open now, but »

Colville Estate

Plans for Phase 2 of the overhaul - including 209 homes - were passed late last year;http://www.arch »

New Art Gallery for Dalston Lane

The planning office have just granted planning permission for the conversion of 55 Dalston Lane into »

Kino- Morning Lane

Dunno which group to post this bar/cafe/cinema in, but, anyone been here yet? »

WiFi for London Overground Stations

\Transport for London has announced that London Overground stations are to offer free WiFi to passen »

Crowne Plaza Hotel Shoreditch

An application has just been submitted for the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Shoreditch;\Refurbishment and r »

St. Mary’s Lodge

I hope it's not too late to save this one. Apparently there's a covenant on its use limiting it to e »