Stanton Street

‘SushuMai’ Asian Fusion Spot Takes Over from Long-Vacant Li-Li’s on Stanton Street

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The half-baked Li-Li’s bar-restaurant went belly up exactly one year ago. Now, a replacement is finally detected at 112 Stanton Street. Gone is the “French fusion” concept of the failed predecessor, swapped instead with an “asian fusion” menu. This latest entrant into the Hell Square shitshow is called SushuMai. There is no other information on […]

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City Council Puts Slumlords on Notice, Passes 18 Tenant Protection Bills in a Day

Posted August 10, 2017 at 5:17 am

Yesterday, the city took another big step towards enforcing landlord accountability.  City Council passed a whopping 18 bills that provide a framework for greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe living conditions. Among the bills is Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s Intro. 1523, which would create an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the DOB. It […]

Vintage Store ‘Round Two’ Breaks Ground on Stanton Street

Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is finally a permanent tenant for the retail space at 113 Stanton Street, a year after longtimer Las Venus was forced from the block. This one is a “secondhand shop” from Los Angeles, by way of Richmond. Indeed, we’re told that streetwear retailer, Round Two, is opening a Lower East Side outpost. It’s their first […]

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Sex, Noise, and Garbage: How Ian Schrager’s Rowdy Public Hotel is Ruining Life for Many

Last modified August 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

Open for about two months, Ian Schrager’s glamorous Public Hotel has already made enemies with the very building to which it owes its existence. Sex, noise, and garbage are the operative words here. Located at the perimeter of the 28-story Public Hotel, the Section 8 housing complex at 10 Stanton Street signed a compact in […]

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Stanton Street Corner Tenement Sells for $12.9M

Posted June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

The hulking tenement anchoring the southwest corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets just sold for $12.9 million. A small consortium of real estate firms – Penn South Capital, Conway Capital and Rudd Realty Management – picked up 101-103 Stanton. Seller of record was 101 Owners Corp., which acquired the building in 2004 for $2.7 million. […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman is Headed to Rikers, Must Pay $5M Settlement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Steve Croman, a prolific New York City landlord (140 buildings) known for harassing his tenants and destroying quality of life, plead guilty yesterday to charges of fraudulently refinancing loans and comitting tax fraud. Under the terms of his plea, Croman will serve one year on Rikers Island and is forced to pay a $5 million […]

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Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday

Last modified May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

You may have heard about the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious by a 24-year-old man named Devin Brown, who allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and body. She […]

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In Revival of Epstein’s Bar, Neighbors Fear another Hoodwink

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 6:58 am

Something fishy is going on over at the vacant Epstein’s Bar on Stanton Street. On the face, it appears only that the proprietor of 310 Bowery Bar is looking to take over operations here. Dig a little deeper, and something doesn’t add up. Let’s back up first. Recall that the ouster of Epstein’s Bar from […]

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Report: Slumlord Steve Croman to Cop Plea Deal with Light Sentence

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:04 am

One year ago, Steve Croman was charged with twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument. Not to mention a simultaneous civil lawsuit for allegedly “directing an illegal operation that wields harassment, coercion and fraud to force rent-regulated tenants out of their apartments.” He’s been free on $500,000 bail […]

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Epstein’s Bar Revival Underway with 310 Bowery Bar Principal at the Helm

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was bound to happen; Epstein’s Bar is making a comeback. Quiet since September 2015, the cornershop at 82 Stanton Street that previously housed Epstein’s Bar is revived. The security gates have been shuttered for the majority of that time, yet the last few weeks have seen increased activity; on separate occasions we spotted suits […]

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