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Allegra Hobbs

Reporter/Producer @AllegraEHobbs ahobbs@dnainfo.com

Allegra Hobbs is a reporter/producer covering the East Village and the Lower East Side.

Allegra came to DNAinfo New York from the Brooklyn Paper, where she covered many neighborhood beats, most recently Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick.

Before discovering the wonders of local news reporting, Allegra interviewed celebrities at red carpet events for New York magazine.

Allegra is a native Texan who was raised vegetarian and is apathetic towards football, but does occasionally enjoy country music. She studied Rhetoric at Pepperdine University outside Los Angeles and spent a year in Italy before landing in New York, where she underwent a stint of couch-surfing and coffee-slinging while writing music and nightlife pieces for a now-defunct local news site.

Fun Fact: Allegra worked at a Manhattan restaurant frequented by Bill Murray, and once got in trouble with her manager for taking his breakfast order over the phone.

 

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 24, 2017

The 20-year-old victim was leaving Hotel Chantelle when two men snatched his Rolex watch, police said.

Harlem »

February 23, 2017

Go to an arts festival Uptown, take a historic walk in Chelsea, or go on a stroller tour at the Whitney.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 23, 2017

The cafe will close its doors for good on Feb. 26, according to a Facebook post.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 23, 2017

British chain Wagamama plans to open a new restaurant in the Third Avenue space.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 23, 2017

The MTA plans to shut the Rutgers Tube a year after an influx of new developments floods Two Bridges.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 22, 2017

Work on the new project is slated to kick off in about a year, according to the developer.

Upper East Side & Roosevelt Island »

February 21, 2017

Get ready for plenty of new dim sum offerings in NYC.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 21, 2017

The coffee shop is named for a constellation once used to navigate in the Southern Hemisphere.