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Allegra Hobbs

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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 »

October 4, 2017

Chin beat out Marte in the Democratic primary by just 222 votes.

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 3, 2017

"Rikers Island ain't the Ritz," noted Judge Jill Konviser at Croman's sentencing. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

October 2, 2017

The complex will get a host of resiliency upgrades over the next 2 years.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

October 1, 2017

Allison Spence, 44, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Latesha Bynum, 31,. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

September 28, 2017

The entire development contains nine sites and more than 1,000 housing units.

East Village & Lower East Side »

September 28, 2017

An independent monitor will ensure Icon sticks to the terms of the agreement.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

September 27, 2017

He arrested the woman for trespassing before assaulting her at a city facility, officials said. 

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

September 26, 2017

The shooting happened on East 28th Street near Second Avenue at about 4:30 p.m., police said.