Stanton Street


New ‘Kitty’s a-Go-Go’ Snack Shop on Stanton Street Taps Snoop Dogg as Partner

Posted October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

So, it turns out the Kitty’s Canteen offshoot in the adjacent retail at 11 Stanton Street boasts the Doggfather as partner. Indeed, Snoop Dogg (nay, Calvin Broadus Jr.), an early adoptor of the restaurant, now counts himself as co-owner with The Box’s Richard Kimmel on the tiny takeout joint. Dubbed Kitty’s a-Go-Go, this “light” version […]

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DelShah Capital Sells 19 Stanton Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Posted September 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Residents of 19 Stanton Street (aka 205 Chrystie) are now in for a “better living” experience. The property just changed hands from one terrible landlord to another. After roughly four years of ownership, Delshah Capital decided to cash out on the investment. Guess he needs to recoup some of the cost from purchasing the Beckenstein’s building […]

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Iconic ‘Louis Zuflacht’ Building at 154 Stanton Sells for $4.8M

Posted September 11, 2015 at 5:10 am

The stout, two-story commercial building at 154 Stanton Street just changed hands a couple weeks ago for nearly $4.8 million. Artist Kristen Copham held onto the 3,600 square-foot property for seven years, installing the NY Studio Gallery, office space upstairs, and later, the Smart Clothes Gallery. Its most recent function, however, was television backdrop (i.e. […]

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Rent Lady Gaga’s Former Stanton Street Apartment for $2,000 a Month

Posted September 11, 2015 at 5:00 am

The front door of 176 Stanton Street remains a shrine for Little Monsters everywhere, for this was the onetime home of her majesty Lady Gaga (for three years, anyway). It’s been several years, but her former one-bedroom apartment (#4A) is again available for rent. Naked Apartments has the listing for 176 Stanton Street. The unit […]

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‘Stanton Square’ Bar/Internet Cafe Set to Debut at 112-114 Stanton Street

Posted September 9, 2015 at 5:10 am

One local dentist is determined to fill the cavity of Hell Square with another nightlife establishment. That’s no joke. The marked stores of 112-114 Stanton Street will soon birth “Stanton Square.” Dr. Chun Yuk Lee, who works at New York Smiles Dental on Grand Street, scooped up both tenement buildings last year. Capitalizing on the […]

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Epstein’s Bar is Shuttered with White Flag of Surrender

Posted September 8, 2015 at 4:55 am

Epstein’s Bar suddenly closed over the holiday weekend with nary a mention of cause. Gates have been drawn since Saturday, tipsters tell us, and a white flag (of surrender?) appeared on its facade yesterday. The shutter is most likely the result of huge pressure from the neighborhood regarding its ongoing illegal occupancy issues. The last […]

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Kitty’s Canteen Nabs Adjacent Space for Takeout Counter

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

Over at the old Pizza Junkie/Douma Pizza on Stanton Street, a replacement is finally identified. The first clue appeared a couple months ago in the form of an intriguing, pirate-inspired black flag with cartoon cat. Then last week, the metal canopy housing was pried and trashed. Let’s just say that the cat graphic is apt. […]

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Silver Monuments Departing the LES After More than 60 Years in Business

Last modified August 31, 2015 at 8:48 am

And so it goes, the last gravestone business on the Lower East Side is leaving. We knew eventually the day would come when Silver Monument Works would depart, but are in mourning nonetheless. Oh, that awesome antique store signage. Neighborhood documentarian Clayton Patterson informs us that owner Murray Silver is gearing up for a move […]

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‘National Night Out Against Crime’ Takes Place in Hell Square This Afternoon

Last modified August 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

Today is the first Tuesday in August. As in the past, this means National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community awareness event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. This year’s outing transpires directly in the heart of Hell Square – Orchard and Stanton Streets. Seems like the perfect opportunity to address the crime […]


TOTAH Gallery Taking Over Former Liquor Store Space at 183 Stanton Street

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

East Village Wine & Liquors has been up and running at its new downsized Clinton Street digs for months. As if nothing happened.  The fact of the matter is, however, that the local spirits store relocated from 183 Stanton during the Christmas holiday season after roughly a ten-year tenancy. Since the departure, the store spent […]

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