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113 Stanton St., September 2014

After Years of Harassment, SMA Equities Pimps ‘Penthouse’ Offering at 113 Stanton for $8K

Posted June 29, 2016 at 5:11 am

This is the epilogue of a well-tread story about how rent regulated tenants are exploited for the future value of gentry. Same old shit for the one and only Mr. Samy Mahfar. SMA Equities purchased 113 Stanton Street back in 2014, and spent the ensuing two years renovating the upstairs units and roof. All at […]

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Kenny Scharf Paints New Gate Murals at TOTAH Gallery on Stanton Street

Posted June 16, 2016 at 5:16 am

The TOTAH Gallery – a newcomer on the Lower East Side arts scene – is making a big splash with its latest exhibition. Ownership tapped the creative muscle of iconic street artist Kenny Scharf for a one-day-only party that kicks off tonight. Scharf spent the last couple days painting murals on the twin security gates […]

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Rumor: Epstein’s Bar Might Reopen in September, Allegedly with Help from CB3 Chair Nominee

Posted June 14, 2016 at 9:25 am

For nine months the northeast corner of Allen and Stanton Streets has been quiet. Devoid of the rowdy crowds the neighborhood had become accustomed to. Relish the relative peace because it could change pretty soon. After all, there is a reason why Epstein’s Bar hasn’t removed any of its furnishings and the like from the […]

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‘Lowlife’ Fails After Six Months on Stanton Street

Posted June 1, 2016 at 5:17 am

It’s safe to say that 178 Stanton Street is now on the list of Lower East side cursed spaces. Lowlife, the concept-driven establishment based loosely on the book of same name by Luc Sante, unexpectedly shuttered on Friday after a paltry six months in business. Just as everyone was leaving town for the holiday. The […]

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Bisous Ciao Macaron Bakery on Stanton Street Closes, Consolidates with Bleecker Location

Posted May 31, 2016 at 5:12 am

Local macaron bakery, Bisous Ciao, just pulled the plug on its original Lower East Side outpost. Security gate is drawn, and a handwritten note pasted to the window bids farewell to Hell Square. First on the scene in September 2010, Bisous Ciao spent nearly six years at 101 Stanton Street. This flagship brick-and-mortar was an […]

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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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