Stanton Street

Velvette Brew Espresso Bar Opens on Stanton Street

Posted August 4, 2020 at 5:02 am

Over at 85 Stanton Street, two years of vacancy just concluded. A new espresso bar is now on the grounds. As previously reported, this spot is the maiden Manhattan location for the Brooklyn-based Velvette Brew. (We’re told that the Prospect Park coffee shop closed in favor of the Lower East Side.) The former boutique is […]

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El Nuevo Amanecer Server Mugged in Broad Daylight

Posted July 29, 2020 at 5:04 am

A restaurant worker at a Lower East Side restaurant was mugged in broad daylight Monday afternoon, neighbors tell us. Apparently, the knife wielding perpetrator attempted to rob a staffer at El Nuevo Amanecer at the corner of Essex and Stanton streets. It’s unclear whether the victim sustained injuries, but was apparently nearly slashed on the arm, were […]

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With COLORS Faded, the ‘Bun Hut’ Takes 178 Stanton Street

Posted May 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Where COLORS faded, a new concept for 178 Stanton Street. That’s right, gone not three months, and the ground floor space is again occupied. This time by a fast-casual newcomer called the Bun Hut. It’s an Asian fusion joint that combines Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean. Signage is already in place and […]

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LES Soccer Fields to Reopen, Apparently After Pressure from Locals

Posted April 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

Two popular soccer fields on the Lower East Side will reopen this week after nearly a month of coronavirus-related closure, and, apparently, community opposition. Playgrounds and basketball courts across the city were sealed from use earlier this month to keep congregating groups at bay. (Parks remained open, for the most part.) At the time, soccer […]

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Brooklyn’s ‘Velvette Brew’ Opening Coffee Shop on Stanton Street

Posted March 4, 2020 at 5:03 am

After what seemed an eternity, there is finally a new retail tenant at 85 Stanton Street. Like one of its predecessors, coffee is returning. You’ll recall that the A. Turen boutique moved from 85 Stanton Street in January 2018, and settled around the corner. Its sidecar space had been occupied by RISE Coffee and likewise […]

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Starting Tomorrow, No More Meatball Shop for the Lower East Side

Posted February 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

Time is short for the maiden Lower East Side location of the Meatball Shop. After tomorrow evening, the Stanton Street restaurant that started it all will shut down for good. As previously reported, staff was told of the news last week. And the restaurant confirmed that regular service ends at 6:00pm tomorrow. Apparently the lease […]

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The Meatball Shop to Close its Lower East Side Flagship this Weekend

Posted February 3, 2020 at 5:00 am

For The Meatball Shop, its ten-year anniversary is likely more bitter than sweet. Indeed, the Lower East Side institution is shutting down the flagship location this weekend. Employees were reportedly informed of the news last week. We received confirmation that the last day in business is this Saturday (February 8). Apparently the lease on Stanton […]

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COLORS Comeback Closes After Less than a Month on Stanton Street

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:05 am

It was supposed to have been a grand return to form for COLORS restaurant. The venue, which reopened with plenty of hype at the end of December, closed again after a comeback of less than a month. The New York Post reported that the nonprofit in charge of the establishment, which previously championed staff diversity […]

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Stanton Parkhouse Bathrooms will Open by End of Month

Posted January 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

And so begins the long road back for the Stanton Storehouse. Decades displaced from community hands, the facility partially reverts to neighborhood use this month with the debut of public bathrooms. With such a grand entrance, the proverbial throne inside the building teases. Behind those fresh cut archways are bathrooms for men and women, each […]

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‘Forsythia’ Aims to Make it Where Kitty’s Canteen Couldn’t

Posted September 16, 2019 at 5:04 am

With Kitty’s Canteen closed and in the history books, another nightlifer is looking to open a restaurant at 9 Stanton Street. One that revives Italian cuisine at this address. The newcomer is a 24-seat Italian restaurant called Forsythia. The liquor license application questionnaire lists Jacob David Siwak as the principal for the business. At the […]

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