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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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Meatball Shop Celebrates Five Years with $5 Menu and Speedy Romeo Collaboration

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:14 am

You’re in luck if you like balls, meat that is. The Meatball Shop is currently celebrating five years in business with a heckuva promotion. For starters, the meatball purveyors teamed up with Speedy Romeo for two weeks of “El Taco Grande.” That’s the name of the new limited edition collaborative pizza offered at the trendy Clinton Hill pizzeria. […]

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CB3 Fully Backs the Establishment of a Community Gardens District on the Lower East Side

Posted January 30, 2015 at 9:17 am

In a huge boon to the area’s history of guerrilla gardening, Community Board 3 last night voted to support the creation of a Community Gardens District in the East Village/Lower East Side. That includes the remaining 46 gardens still located within its confines. The full board ratified the advisory resolution recommended by the Parks subcommittee […]

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Forever Filming ‘Forever’ on the Lower East Side

Posted January 21, 2015 at 10:21 am

Forever filming Forever on the Lower East Side. Take 859. The ABC series is slated to resume its normal occupation of Suffolk Street today to film scenes at the faux Abe’s Antiques shop. This is the eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). Remember that the set was constructed here at 154 […]

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Nike Soccer Field on Stanton Street is in Terrible Shape; Parks Department Considers Repair a Priority

Posted January 14, 2015 at 9:22 am

Repairing the dilapidated (nay, dangerous) Nike soccer field in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is a high priority, according to the Parks Department. Nearly nine years after its media-friendly debut, the Nike-built pitch is in tatters. Literally. The turf carpeting is a dangerous minefield of burrs, divots, and even exposed metal base. One athlete who plays […]

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