Stanton Street

‘Round Two’ Opens Today, Brings Vintage and Long Queues to Hell Square

Posted October 11, 2017 at 10:00 am

Round Two vintage and secondhand shop debuts later today in Hell Square. Hype is heady. A tipster tells us that excited customers began queuing outside the store at 113 Stanton Street yesterday evening. Seemingly out of nowhere, as buildout had been underway for the last couple months. Residents nearby weren’t too thrilled, though. Apparently, music […]

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Former Silver Monuments on Stanton Street is Now a Yoga Studio

Posted October 6, 2017 at 5:00 am

And now, a corpse pose of another sort for 125 Stanton Street. The former Silver Monuments at the southeast corner of Essex Street closed up shop exactly two years ago. Until this week, it been vacant, with the eponymous landlord having spent the interim seeking a replacement tenant. At the time of closure, Silver allegedly […]

Restoring the ‘Stanton Building’ to the Community will Benefit the Environment [OP-ED]

Posted October 5, 2017 at 5:03 am

The following op-ed was penned by Wendy Brawer. Her nonprofit, Green Map System, is a member of the community coalition at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. It’s time to return to the Stanton Building to the Lower East Side community, a move that together addresses climate change and community well-being. Located at the northern end of […]

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Convicted Landlord Steve Croman will be Sent to Rikers Tomorrow

Posted October 2, 2017 at 5:08 am

For Steve Croman, sentencing day is again nigh. The controversial landlord returns to court tomorrow to hear what he already knows. He’s going to Rikers for a year-long stay. Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Jill Konviser had previously postponed Croman’s sentencing another two weeks so that he could observe the Jewish High Holidays. The reprieve […]

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High Rents Force ‘Prema Hair’ from 101 Stanton Street After its $12.9M Sale

Posted September 22, 2017 at 9:35 am

No sooner did 101 Stanton Street change hands than this enormous, eye-grabbing leasing banner appear above the corner store. It seems rather apparent that the new owners now want the Prema Hair salon gone from the ground-floor retail. You’ll recall that a small consortium of real estate firms – Penn South Capital, Conway Capital, and […]

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‘Girl with No Job’ Walks Down the Aisle (on Stanton Street)

Posted September 19, 2017 at 5:11 am

Instagram stars Girl with No Job and Boy with No Job were spotted in full wedding dress Sunday afternoon. The photo shoot took place on Stanton Street in what one of their hired photographers noted was her “favorite neighborhood.” This was presumably hours before their wedding. Together they walked down the grimy, uneven sidewalk just […]

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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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