Stanton Street

Domino’s Pizza Franchise Opening in Luxury Rental Building on Stanton Street

Last modified January 9, 2019 at 9:38 am

The Lower East Side might be gentrifying at a rapid rate, but chain pizza finds a way. It’s evolution. Indeed, somehow a Domino’s Pizza franchise is soon to open in the luxury rental building at 196 Stanton Street (between Clinton and Attorney). This latest outpost – the second such “pizzeria” on the Lower East Side […]

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Last Day for ‘Stanton Social’ is New Year’s Eve

Posted December 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

One of the more low-key, yet high-end eateries in Hell Square is closing out the year by closing down for good. Tao Group’s Stanton Social, serving its namesake street (between Orchard and Ludlow) for nearly two decades, will turn out the lights for good after New Year’s Eve. Chef-owner Chris Santos told the New York […]

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Creffle’s Crumble on Stanton Street Leads to ‘CcaSSa’ Cafe

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:07 am

There is movement anew at 115 Stanton Street, where a gimmicky cafe concept went belly up nearly four years ago. Ever since the Creffle Cafe – named for its failed signature dessert – closed in February 2015, the store has been shuttered with shades drawn. It barely survived three months. But now the replacement is […]

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Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Stanton Street Last Week

Posted November 26, 2018 at 5:04 am

Three thugs robbed a man at gunpoint last week near the corner of Essex and Stanton Streets. In the early morning hours of November 20 (Tuesday), the victim had just withdrawn cash from the ATM outside El Nuevo Amanacer (117 Stanton) when the trio approached. One of the assailants reportedly pulled a pistol and said, […]

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Rent Hike Ousts Trendy ‘El Rey’ Cafe After 5 Years on Stanton Street

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:06 am

Time has come for El Rey on the Lower East Side. The trendy California-style cafe, founded by Nick Morgenstern back in 2013, is closing at the end of the month. El Rey spent five years at 100 Stanton Street, and in the end, a rent hike is allegedly to blame. The official word is that […]

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Pols Commit to Returning Stanton Storehouse to Community Use

Posted November 20, 2018 at 5:04 am

The Stanton Street storehouse inside Sara D. Roosevelt Park – a Parks Department silo – will finally return to community use. But don’t get too excited just yet. According to a report in The Villager, the Chief of Staff for Councilwoman Margaret Chin, former Community Board 3 Chair Gigi Li, told the Parks subcommittee last […]

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Man Slashed Across the Face in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in ‘Random’ Attack

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

The crime emanating from Sara D. Roosevelt Park these days appears to be worsening. Saturday afternoon at around 1:15pm, a 34-year-old man was slashed across the face near the Parks Department storehouse on Stanton Street. The victim allegedly did not know his attacker, who fled southbound on Chrystie thereafter. The authorities are reportedly calling it […]

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Deadline Nears for Croman Tenants to Submit Restitution Claims

Posted October 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

It’s time to pay the piper. For those who endured harassment from ex-con Steve Croman, who just got out of the clinker after an eight-month stint, restitution is on the way. Tenants who lived, or currently live, in one of the buildings owned by the controversial landlord (aka 9300 Realty) can now apply to receive […]

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CNBC’s ‘American Greed’ Focuses on Ex-Con Landlord Steve Croman

Posted September 17, 2018 at 5:03 am

Ex-con Steve Croman is now the subject of a television hit piece by CNBC as part of its American Greed series. The second half of the program is dedicated to the notorious landlord in a segment appropriately called “Lousy Landlord.” You’ll recall that Croman completed his “white collar” sentence on June 1, having served eight months […]

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At Mahfar’s 113 Stanton Street, Workers Fall Through the Ceiling [PHOTOS]

Last modified September 13, 2018 at 9:23 am

Renovations are again heating up at 113 Stanton Street, a notorious SMA Equities (Samy Mahfar) property with a history of tenant revolt. The tenement was one of several Lower East Side properties at the center of a civil lawsuit against SMA that eventually settled in March 2016. (It included a settlement sum to 23 tenants plus […]

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