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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.

 

Harlem »

May 28, 2017

Enjoy a free New York Philharmonic Memorial Day concert or tour a U.S. Navy ship for Fleet Week.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 25, 2017

The bar has not had a license to serve booze since January, according to the State Liquor Authority.

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 25, 2017

The burger chain will open its newest location at 51 Astor Place.

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 25, 2017

The victim was left with a two-inch gash in his chin, police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 24, 2017

The woman found the suspect sleeping in her parked car around 3 a.m., police said.

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 23, 2017

Hotel 50 Bowery had previously advertised The Green Lady as an "opium den-themed" lounge.

East Village & Lower East Side »

May 23, 2017

Devin Brown, 24, was arrested and charged with assault and attempted robbery, police said.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

May 22, 2017

The historic cast-iron fence this month will be fully restored, according to the Parks Department.