Stanton Street

Proprietor of Pado to Open Korean Spot at Former Meatball Shop on Stanton Street

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Dormant for some eighteen months, the Lower East Side storefront previously occupied by the Meatball Shop is finally reanimated. But a restaurant with an altogether different menu. City records indicate that the former operators of Pado – the Second Avenue sushi joint that closed last October – intend to impart a reservation-only Korean restaurant at […]

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The Bun Hut is Toast on Stanton Street

Posted August 10, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Bun Hut is now toast. The casual fusion restaurant at 178 Stanton Street, which combined Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean, closed down for good last week. Token tombstone signage hangs from the storefront – a leasing banner. In the end, the Bun Hut only lasted little more than a year on […]

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Nolita Sommelier Charged with Setting Fire to Downtown Dining Structures

Posted August 2, 2021 at 5:06 am

Photo: Forsythia Fire Department brass last week announced charges against a celebrated sommelier for setting fire to downtown dining structures. Caleb Ganzer, sommelier and partner at wine bar La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels on Centre Street, was arrested and charged with two counts of felony for three instances of arson, including two at outdoor dining […]

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‘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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