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Bounced Between 2 Slumlords, ‘Las Venus’ Flees the LES After More than 20 Years

Posted May 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

One of the most controversial landlords on the Lower East Side – SMA Equities – finally gets its way at 113 Stanton Street. Vintage furniture shop Las Venus – on the Lower East Side for some two decades – is now gone from the commercial space. Just call it a tale of two terrors. First, with Ben […]

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Steve Nash’s 9th Annual ‘Showdown NYC’ Brings Landon Donovan To The Pitch

Posted May 20, 2016 at 10:30 am

With the drama surrounding the sorry state of Sara D. Roosevelt’s pitch and its subsequent eleventh hour replacement all comfortably in the past, the Steve Nash Foundation is ready to kick off its 9th annual “Showdown NYC.” And this year, Nash is breaking out the big guns. Or feet. According to the LA Galaxy’s website, “Landon […]

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NYPD Releases Video of Suspect Sought for Attempted Rape on Stanton Street

Posted April 26, 2016 at 5:19 am

Police are in pursuit of a suspect wanted for attempted rape in a Stanton Street apartment building. The man seen in the surveillance footage below reportedly followed a 24-year-old victim into her building Saturday afternoon – about 3:30pm – near the corner of Pitt Street. According to the police report, the woman entered the elevator to […]

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New ‘International Pharmacy’ Comes to Stanton Street off the Bowery

Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

The quiet block of Stanton Street just off the Bowery finally plugged one of its long-running vacancies. Ever since the International Playground boutique fled 13 Stanton one year ago, the commercial store had remained dormant behind lock and key. Its gate branding intact. This week, we learn of its replacement – another “international” tenant, so […]

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David Chang-Backed Food Delivery App Announces Presence at Stanton Street Kitchen Space

Posted April 13, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Year-old culinary startup, Maple, just skinned the storefront of 196 Stanton Street with vinyl teasers. This ground-level space – long a vacancy in these parts – is the forthcoming kitchen for the meal delivery concept. Here’s how it works: the team of celebrity chefs, including David Chang and Soa Davies, cook meals in central kitchens, […]

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Souvlaki GR International Impostor Opens in Melbourne

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:10 am

Souvlaki GR has a legal issue … down under. Melbournites love Souvlaki GR so much, they opened a location all their own. Don’t be fooled, though. Unlike the five-month-old midtown expansion, this particular outpost is an impostor. Everything down to the logo and fonts. Last week, food listings began to surface for Souvlaki GR at […]

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TOTAH Gallery Gears up for Opening at 183 Stanton Street

Posted January 20, 2016 at 5:18 am

When East Village Wine & Liquor relocated to its current Clinton Street location last year, its former space two blocks away was quickly boarded and gutted. Construction commenced inside 183 Stanton last August with the purpose of converting the former spirits store into a new gallery. As previously reported, the location will henceforth be headquarters […]

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Siempre Verde Garden Saved as City Transfers Ownership to Parks Department Under GreenThumb

Posted January 4, 2016 at 5:15 am

​Catching up on some news that transpired during the holiday week … Siempre Verde Garden on Stanton Street is finally under the protective care of the Parks Department. The city officially transferred ownership from from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, which heretofore oversaw the parcel. The garden activists at 596 Acres listed the […]

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Celebrity Chef David Chang to Open Kitchen for ‘Maple’ Food Delivery App at 196 Stanton Street

Posted December 17, 2015 at 5:19 am

An upscale Lower East Side building that struggled since inception to fill the ground floor commercial has finally come through. The Karl Fischer-designed luxury residence at 196 Stanton Street – constructed across from low-income housing five years ago – hasn’t had the best luck scoring retail tenants. Located on the eastern terminus, between Attorney and […]

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‘Li-Lis’ Soft Opened at 112-114 Stanton Street Last Night

Posted December 11, 2015 at 5:17 am

​An initial splash then a re-reckoning, plus controversy all the way. That’s the storyline at 112-114 Stanton Street, location of the newest Hell Square nightmare. Three months ago, the twin-stores were called Stanton Square, the pet project of landlord (and local dentist) Dr. Chun Yuk Lee. Now, it’s taken on a new identity – Stanton […]

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