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Margaret Chin Calls on HPD to Transfer Lots to Siempre Verde Garden

Posted May 19, 2015 at 5:05 am

Political support for Siempre Verde Garden grows, with Councilwoman Margaret Chin leading the way. The L-shaped pocket park linking Stanton and Attorney Streets has been fighting to stay alive since 2012 when efforts to redevelop the plots into a five-story luxury building gained ground. There had been initial support for the measure from Community Board 3 that […]

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Reader Report: Child Steps on Exposed Needle in the Nike Field Turf on Stanton Street

Posted May 15, 2015 at 5:10 am

Rumors surfaced earlier this week that the Showdown in Chinatown (now, simply “Showdown”) is on shaky ground this year. The annual event – begun by the Steve Nash Foundation in 2008 – might be sidelined due to the disastrous condition of the field. Yes, the well-worn nature of the pitch is a testament to the importance […]

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Rumor: Defective Stanton Street Soccer Field Sidelines Steve Nash’s Showdown in Chinatown (For Now)

Last modified May 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Nine years after Nike “gifted” a soccer field on Stanton Street, the pitch is totaled. The conditions here are terrible, and downright dangerous. As previously reported, the turf has been deteriorating at an alarming rate, especially since 2010. With good reason; it’s used constantly and at all hours. The turf is so far gone that […]

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‘Forever’ Finally Finished with Stanton Street; Yoga Teddy Bear on the Way

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

At long last, the reign of Forever on the eastern front of Stanton Street is concluded. No more filming at the Smart Clothes Gallery at 154 Stanton, which was transformed into Abe’s Antiques. The production caused numerous headaches for locals during its nine-month takeover, shooting scenes on a near-weekly basis. That iconic Louis Zuflacht ghost lettering […]

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Douma Pizza and International Playground Vacate Belleagured Stanton Street Block

Posted March 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

Making ends meet near the junction of Stanton and the Bowery is pretty difficult. We’ve reported on this trend in the past. Now, within the last month, two of the block’s commercial anchors have vanished. And neighbors, at that. International Playground and Douma Pizza. International Playground shuttered at the end of February, and consolidated with its […]

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#SaveNYC Movement Gains Considerable Momentum; Local ‘Rally’ Concert Planned in May

Posted March 18, 2015 at 5:14 am

Could this be the proverbial tipping point in the struggle to save the city from itself? When the Cafe Edison closed at the end of last year, cries of woe reverberated around the city. Many mourned, and some acted. Like the anonymous Jeremiah of Vanishing New York fame. He created a new website (nay, movement) […]

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Mahfar Tenants at 113 Stanton Street Sue SMA Equities for Toxic Lead Levels 200 Times Legal Limit (Plus Asbestos)

Posted March 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

Oh, shit. Here we go again. For the second time in the last few years, battle-hardened tenants of an SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) property on the Lower East Side are taking legal action. Those dwelling in 113 Stanton Street filed a lawsuit against the controversial landlord in New York City Housing Court on February […]

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Creffle Cafe Crumbles on Stanton Street

Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:10 am

This is how the Creffle crumbles. A slow demise… The first cracks in the four-month-old cafe, which specialized in the Belgian waffle-French crepe mashup, started appearing just after the new year. That’s when the Creffle quietly closed and a sign appeared in the window of 115 Stanton announcing a “temporary” shutter until February 1. Longer […]

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The Meatball Shop Unveils Delivery Service Today Via Caviar

Posted February 19, 2015 at 9:00 am

Lots of big news coming from the Meatball Shop in these first couple months of 2015. After all, it is their fifth anniversary year… Earlier this morning, team Meatball Shop announced new delivery options for its customers. That’s right. For the first time in its five-year stint, you can enjoy the popular meatballs without having […]

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Parks Department in Negotiations with Donors to Replace Defective Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:00 am

Nike’s resurfacing of astroturf in Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Stanton Street was cause for celebration back in 2006. That was a World Cup summer, and the new installation hosted several inaugural events, including an appearance by F.C. Barcelona. The installation was part of a joint initiative between the athletic company and FieldTurf USA Inc. […]

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