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Samy Mahfar Spent $5.25M to Acquire 113 Stanton Street

Last modified October 16, 2014 at 11:53 am

Samy Mahfar is now the proud owner of 113 Stanton Street. And the longtime residents couldn’t be more pissed. As we reported last month, the tenants anticipated the sale and already organized a defense force in anticipation of the likely luxury conversion. It took a few weeks for the purchase price to go live, though. […]

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CB3 Signals Support of Siempre Verde Garden, Shuns Proposed Development

Posted October 15, 2014 at 6:09 am

The Siempre Verde Garden spent the last month frantically rallying the troops against the goliath of luxury development. It was a grassroots full-court press – both through social media and in real life – that ultimately succeeded in netting nearly 1,000 signatures in opposition to the plans. What’s more, twelve other neighborhood gardens and a […]

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Australian Salon ‘Prema’ Replaces Pimps & Pinups on Stanton Street

Last modified October 14, 2014 at 3:49 pm

When it comes to overpriced hair cuts, 101 Stanton just ditched the faux rock vibe for something on the opposite end of the spectrum. The fashionista client. Seemingly overnight, Pimps & Pinups vanished, replaced almost immediately by a new salon called ‘Prema’. Fashion magazines now line the windows, but the storefront is no less ugly. […]

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Epstein’s Bar Under Fire for Operating Without Proper Certificate of Occupancy; May Close at the End of the Month

Posted October 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

A tipster sends along word that Epstein’s Bar is retroactively applying for a Certificate of Occupancy change of the zoning use. Translation = the establishment at 82 Stanton Street has been operating without valid paperwork for over a decade. It’ll reportedly close at the end of the month to get the building up to code. […]

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Squeegee Man Spotted on Stanton Street

Posted October 8, 2014 at 10:22 am

Call up the New York Post, and ready the articles about the lawlessness of the bad old days returning. Yep, looks like we have a squeegee man on the loose, ready to “terrorize” drivers on the Lower East Side with Windex and rags. Boogie reader RobbieTheK sends along this photo of the panhandling windshield cleaner walking […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Gathers Hundreds of Support Signatures to Keep Garden Alive

Posted October 8, 2014 at 6:07 am

The Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street – a recent addition to the city’s GreenThumb initiative – isn’t going down without a fight. Having achieved recognition by the Parks Department last year, neighborhood volunteers transformed two city-owned parcels into a pocket park amongst the tenements of Stanton and Attorney. It came a long way in […]

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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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New Dollar Slice Joint Set to Open at Former Stanton Street Psychic

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

It just wasn’t in the (tarot) cards for the storefront psychic at 105 Stanton Street. The den of paranormal shuttered this past July after barely two years in business. Just as the store was cleared of its contents and leasing sign affixed, the windows were papered to prepare for the next tenant. Paperwork was filed […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Threatened as New Residential Development Proposed

Posted September 26, 2014 at 5:35 am

Siempre Verde Garden – “the youngest garden on the LES” – just attained its GreenThumb status from the city over a year ago. Volunteers hoped through consistent and positive use, it would become a permanent neighborhood addition. The park had further attained support from Parks and Recreation and a grant from the Citizens Committee of NYC. All […]

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Controversial Landlord Samy Mahfar Closes on 113 Stanton Street

Posted September 25, 2014 at 5:57 am

Here we go again. Controversial landlord Samy Mahfar officially closed on 113 Stanton Street Tuesday, as expected. The victorious owner – under the SM Stanton LLC corporate shell – dropped an undisclosed sum to acquire the five-story tenement building. Tenants are legitimately pissed, as you might imagine. And why not? Just look at the track […]

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