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Scenes from Steve Nash’s 8th Annual Showdown NYC [PHOTOS]

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:13 am

The annual Steve Nash Showdown in Chinatown almost didn’t happen this time around. It was much ado over a deteriorated soccer field that wasn’t properly maintained. Nine years of use and abuse really wore it down. The pitch was finally replaced earlier this month after Nike stepped up to the plate, at which point the […]

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New Chicken Coop at Children’s Magical Garden to be Shaped Like an Egg

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:13 am

Spring is the season marking the return of chicken coops. Each year, community gardens like M’Finda Kalunga and the Children’s Magical Garden import the wildlife for the entirety of summer (and fall). And now, chicken coops are making a return to both pocket parks. While chickens have been roosting in M’Finda Kalunga for weeks, the […]

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Stanton Street Soccer Field Reopens with Shiny New Turf from Nike

Last modified June 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

Better late than never. The replacement pitch donated by Nike on Stanton Street in Sara D. Roosevelt Park is now ready for play. Officially. The Parks Department cut the ribbon on the new soccer surfacing Friday evening, after mucho pressure from the community (and maybe even from pro athletes participating in the annual Showdown). Contractors […]

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‘Stanton Deli Grocery’ Goes Dark, Will Return as ‘Delicious Deli’

Posted June 11, 2015 at 5:16 am

The Stanton Deli Grocery is presently under the knife, undergoing renovations to upscale the brand image. Plywood shed arrived at the corner of Eldridge a couple weeks ago. The facade itself was stripped, including the canopy, revealing some interesting archways (that are also being demolished). Once complete, 59 Stanton will be reborn as the Delicious […]

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Stanton Street Kitchen Mysteriously Closes for ‘Renovations’

Posted June 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

Add 178 Stanton Street to the tabulation of cursed spaces on the Lower East Side. The latest occupant, Stanton Street Kitchen, suddenly closed for those all-too-telling “renovations” a few nights ago. The shutter arrives barely seven months after chef Erik Blauberg debuted the concept (which was itself a year after ground-break). The situation in the Kitchen […]

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Nike Replaced the Pitch at the Stanton Street Soccer Field; Steve Nash’s ‘Showdown’ is Happening

Posted June 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

After nine years of constant use and abuse, the shredded Nike soccer field on Stanton Street is finally on the road to rehabilitation. The sports brand is currently replacing the field and should wrap by mid-month. New turf carpeting is already in place while other materials lie in wait on the adjacent basketball courts. Honestly, […]

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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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