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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 […]

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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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How Arlene’s Grocery is Changing its Tune to Embrace Street Art

Posted July 30, 2015 at 9:27 am

Arlene’s Grocery celebrates two decades on Stanton Street this year. Considered one of the first modern live music clubs in the neighborhood, the establishment came to prominence in 1995 when the former bodega and butcher shop at 95 Stanton were combined to create the venue. It’s an establishment known more for its stage and musical […]

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Truck-to-Table Eatery Souvlaki GR is Expanding to New Midtown Location

Posted July 8, 2015 at 5:10 am

Five years after its founding, another expansion is afoot for Souvlaki GR. The two-time Vendy Award winning truck-to-table business will open a new Midtown outpost on 56th Street at 7th Avenue. No word just yet on when the new space will debut, but Midtown Lunch notes that the “coming soon” signage is already in place, […]

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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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