Stanton Street

‘Bowery Showroom’ is Gen Z Retail

Posted April 22, 2021 at 5:07 am

Looks like a new concept store is setting up shop on the Lower East Side. Bowery Showroom, a New York-based designer vintage and lifestyle brand, is opening its first retail location this weekend. Not on the Bowery; in fact a few blocks off at 57 Stanton Street. What we gather from the PR babble is […]

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Pest Infestation Pushes Stanton Street Tenants to Sue Croman for 3rd Time in 4 Years

Posted March 17, 2021 at 5:04 am

Embattled tenants of 159 Stanton Street are again suing ex-con landlord Steve Croman. This time over a severe rodent infestation. According to a release from the Cooper Square Committee, residents are battling mice and roaches, owed largely to an upscaling project that dates back five years. More than half of the apartments, several of which […]

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Lady Gaga’s Former Lower East Side Apartment is Back on the Market

Posted March 3, 2021 at 5:02 am

The Lower East Side apartment formerly inhabited by Lady Gaga before she was famous is again available for rent. The one-bedroom abode at 176 Stanton Street (#4A) is currently listed for $2,000 per month via StreetEasy, and has been on the market for about thirty-five days. And the broker babble was recycled from past listings. […]

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‘Nimbus’ Commercial Kitchen Launches on Stanton Street with Roberta’s Pizza Delivery

Posted February 12, 2021 at 5:04 am

The Karl Fischer-designed luxury residence at 196 Stanton Street has a new commercial kitchen in its belly. A female-founded shared commercial kitchen space designed to support the hard-hit restaurant industry. Dubbed Nimbus, the newcomer, which Camilla Opperman and Samantha Slager opened January 11, offers the food community opportunities to collaborate. The kitchen is available to […]

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East Village Finest, in the Heart of Hell Square

Posted December 28, 2020 at 5:03 am

East Village Finest, albeit in the heart of Hell Square. Indeed, another area bodega just debuted at the southeast corner of Ludlow and Stanton Streets. East Village Finest, which is a deli, grocery, and smoke shop rolled into one. Packaged with a misnomer of a name (and spelling errors). You’ll recall that Yumi Kim formerly […]

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Congress Passes Save Our Stages Act as Part of COVID-19 Relief Legislation

Posted December 22, 2020 at 5:19 am

Legislators in the US House of Representatives and Senate reached an agreement on a second stimulus package, which provides some $900 billion in pandemic relief, including to struggling independent venues as part of the Save Our Stages Act. The bill’s official language is not yet fully public, but Senators Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer issued […]

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When The Strokes Played Arlene’s Grocery [VIDEO]

Posted December 16, 2020 at 5:08 am

With continuing news that Arlene’s Grocery is on life support, we thought it appropriate to exhume a live show from its heady days. Back when the venue held more clout as a stepping stone for artists on the way to the spotlight. For instance, The Strokes, which performed here on April 29, 2000. Twenty years […]

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FusionArts Building on Stanton Street Listed for $10M

Last modified December 15, 2020 at 11:01 am

With photogenic ironworks and facade art, it’s easily one of the more unique buildings on the Lower East Side. Now, the groundbreaking former home of FusionArts is pitched on the open market, albeit as a joint-venture. Czech-born Shalom Neuman, who allegedly coined the descriptor “fusion arts” and who founded the FusionArts Museum at 57 Stanton Street, […]

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Stanton Pizza Closes Thanks to ‘Uncool Landlord’

Posted December 8, 2020 at 5:03 am

Stanton Pizza, the solid cubbyhole pizzeria at the southeast corner of Essex Street, is out of business. Another Covid casualty. Taped to the front door is eviction paperwork, alongside a pointed message: “some landlords are cool, ours is not.” Presumably, there could have been some sort of impasse over rent. It’s also worth noting that […]

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Schumer Supports Arlene’s Grocery in Bid to “Save Our Stages”

Posted December 7, 2020 at 5:01 am

Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to the Lower East Side on Saturday to help push federal legislation aimed at assisting the ailing live entertainment industry. He stood outside Arlene’s Grocery on Stanton Street, the twenty-five-year-old live music venue that last week announced an impending closure (February 1) if it can’t raise funds to survive. […]

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