Stanton Street

Asian Fusion Comes to Stanton Street with ‘SushuMai’

Posted September 7, 2017 at 5:06 am

The latest Asian fusion spot on the Lower East Side, SushMai, is now operational at 112 Stanton Street. It opened here earlier this week. SushuMai carries a menu of sushi, dim sum, and noodles. Booze is not yet available, but will be shortly. Its application for beer-wine was fast-tracked this month by Community Board 3 […]

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De Blasio Signs Law that Provides Sweeping Protections Against Tenant Harassment

Posted September 1, 2017 at 5:15 am

On Wednesday afternoon, Mayor de Blasio signed a groundbreaking bill into law – one that serves as the first line of defense against those landlords who self-certify and use illegal construction to force tenants out of their homes. By passing “Intro 918,” the city will increase DOB inspections for construction applications at buildings where more […]

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‘Epstein’s Bar’ Takes its Fight for Revival to the State

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

While a subset of the community might be against its return, Epstein’s Bar is nevertheless going for gold. Fighting for survival and revival. The new principals just took the case upstate to secure a new liquor license for the proposed comeback. Their application was submitted last month. However, several steps still separate the principals from a […]

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‘SushuMai’ Asian Fusion Spot Takes Over from Long-Vacant Li-Li’s on Stanton Street

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:08 am

The half-baked Li-Li’s bar-restaurant went belly up exactly one year ago. Now, a replacement is finally detected at 112 Stanton Street. Gone is the “French fusion” concept of the failed predecessor, swapped instead with an “asian fusion” menu. This latest entrant into the Hell Square shitshow is called SushuMai. There is no other information on […]

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City Council Puts Slumlords on Notice, Passes 18 Tenant Protection Bills in a Day

Last modified August 30, 2017 at 8:14 am

Yesterday, the city took another big step towards enforcing landlord accountability.  City Council passed a whopping 18 bills that provide a framework for greater protections for tenants against harassment and unsafe living conditions. Among the bills is Councilmember Helen Rosenthal’s Intro. 1523, which would create an Office of the Tenant Advocate within the DOB. It […]

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Vintage Store ‘Round Two’ Breaks Ground on Stanton Street

Posted August 3, 2017 at 5:00 am

There is finally a permanent tenant for the retail space at 113 Stanton Street, a year after longtimer Las Venus was forced from the block. This one is a “secondhand shop” from Los Angeles, by way of Richmond. Indeed, we’re told that streetwear retailer, Round Two, is opening a Lower East Side outpost. It’s their first […]

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Sex, Noise, and Garbage: How Ian Schrager’s Rowdy Public Hotel is Ruining Life for Many

Last modified August 2, 2017 at 7:07 am

Open for about two months, Ian Schrager’s glamorous Public Hotel has already made enemies with the very building to which it owes its existence. Sex, noise, and garbage are the operative words here. Located at the perimeter of the 28-story Public Hotel, the Section 8 housing complex at 10 Stanton Street signed a compact in […]

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Stanton Street Corner Tenement Sells for $12.9M

Posted June 12, 2017 at 9:33 am

The hulking tenement anchoring the southwest corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets just sold for $12.9 million. A small consortium of real estate firms – Penn South Capital, Conway Capital and Rudd Realty Management – picked up 101-103 Stanton. Seller of record was 101 Owners Corp., which acquired the building in 2004 for $2.7 million. […]

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Slumlord Steve Croman is Headed to Rikers, Must Pay $5M Settlement

Posted June 7, 2017 at 5:18 am

Steve Croman, a prolific New York City landlord (140 buildings) known for harassing his tenants and destroying quality of life, plead guilty yesterday to charges of fraudulently refinancing loans and comitting tax fraud. Under the terms of his plea, Croman will serve one year on Rikers Island and is forced to pay a $5 million […]

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Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday

Last modified May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

You may have heard about the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious by a 24-year-old man named Devin Brown, who allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and body. She […]

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