Stanton Street


‘Stanton Street Kitchen’ Reveals Itself in Former Moldy Fig Space

Posted April 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

The Moldy Fig is has been closed for over two years, but its awning and neon sign remained in place. Until this week. Stanton Street Kitchen is happening, and it’s already planted a flag at 178 Stanton Street. Last November, the latest in a string of applicants for this address obtained Community Board 3 approval […]

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Epstein’s Bar Wants to Add 2 More Floors (and Bars)

Last modified April 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

This year, Epstein’s Bar celebrates a decade on the Lower East Side. It first opened at 82 Stanton Street in 2004, and was reportedly named for the Juan Epstein character in Welcome Back, Kotter. So, now at ten, the owners have decided to expand upward. Two additional floors (and bars). According to public application materials, […]

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Can You Spot the Real Stanton Street?

Posted April 4, 2014 at 6:04 am

This is just like the eye doctor, but better. Have a look at the composite above. One of the photos was shot by legendary photographer Berenice Abbott; the other is a total sham. Can you tell the difference? Wait for it… At left is the real deal, an archival look at 328-334 Stanton Street in March of 1937. The […]

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Report: New Owners to Keep El Sombrero Name Intact

Posted April 2, 2014 at 6:03 am

Last night, a double-take. El Sombrero was open, a sandwich board declaring happy hour specials and cheap eats. Despite the fact that the Ludlow longtimer shuttered two weeks ago after thirty years in business. This would be the replacement venture with the working name of “Two Almontes” (Jose Almonte and his son Junior). Turns out […]

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114 Stanton Street Hits the Market for $6.75M

Last modified March 28, 2014 at 8:17 am

The mid-block tenement at 114 Stanton Street was recently listed on the open market. Massey Knakal is hawking the white-faced property for a cool $6.75 million. The six-story building carries five residential units, and the Lindsay Thornburg boutique in the commercial space (previously Foley + Corinna). Real estate literature reveals that the store itself is on […]

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Kitty's will open at 9 Stanton St.

Kitty’s to Bring ‘Jewish Soul Food’ to 9 Stanton Street

Posted March 26, 2014 at 5:20 am

“Jewish soul food” is seemingly making a comeback in and around the Lower East Side. The torch-bearer of this resurgence might be Russ & Daughters with its hotly anticipated new sit-in cafe at 127 Orchard Street. Followed by the forthcoming Black Seed bagel shop over at 170 Elizabeth. Let’s complete the trifecta. Something called Kitty’s is […]

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Street artist Fumero painted the gates of Le Salon d'Art

Le Salon d’Art on Stanton Street is Now an Exclusive Aveda Salon

Posted March 25, 2014 at 5:23 am

For the last couple months, commercial real estate listings have been passed around hawking the Le Salon d’Art space at 90 Stanton Street. The artsy chop shop is no longer for sale, since management had decided against it. However, in an interesting twist, we are told that the neighborhood spot was approached by Aveda to […]

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’20 is Plenty’ Traffic Signs Posted on Stanton Street by Right of Way Guerrilla Safety Group

Posted March 18, 2014 at 6:06 am

At first sight, it’s fairly easy to mistake these new speed limit signs on Stanton Street for being legit. They aren’t. In fact, the fakeout traffic signage, forged by Road Traffic Signs over the weekend, was zip-tied to light poles outside the Lower East Side Preparatory High School by activists from Right of Way, a guerrilla […]


Lady of Grand’s Pick of the Week: Frittata at El Rey

Posted March 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

There is a small open kitchen in the back of El Rey since their expansion into luncheonette territory. Above is the “Lost Bread” Egg Frittata with crushed avocado underneath and shaved fennel salad on top, drizzled with a sauce verte (herbs, garlic, and lemon juice). Frittata comes from the Italian word fritta, which means “to fry” but […]

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Artist Bradley Theodore Erases Mission Cantina Mural Due to Impasse Over Signature

Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

Mission Cantina essentially put the kibosh on that nascent skeletal mural by Bradley Theodore. Apparently it was much ado about a signature. You’ll recall that last week, Mission Cantina commissioned the street artist to bring some color to the Stanton Street facade of the establishment. Fine. By Tuesday, his subtle signature, which usually includes contact […]

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