Stanton Street

Woman Severely Beaten on Stanton Street Near Sara D. Roosevelt Park this Past Saturday

Last modified May 23, 2017 at 8:58 am

You may have heard about the assault that transpired early Saturday morning at Stanton and Forsyth Streets. Near the Stanton Storehouse in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. At roughly 6am, a woman in her fifties was beaten unconcious by a 24-year-old man named Devin Brown, who allegedly punched her repeatedly in the face and body. She […]

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In Revival of Epstein’s Bar, Neighbors Fear another Hoodwink

Last modified May 15, 2017 at 6:58 am

Something fishy is going on over at the vacant Epstein’s Bar on Stanton Street. On the face, it appears only that the proprietor of 310 Bowery Bar is looking to take over operations here. Dig a little deeper, and something doesn’t add up. Let’s back up first. Recall that the ouster of Epstein’s Bar from […]

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Report: Slumlord Steve Croman to Cop Plea Deal with Light Sentence

Posted May 3, 2017 at 5:04 am

One year ago, Steve Croman was charged with twenty felonies including grand larceny, falsifying business records, tax fraud, conspiring to defraud, and offering a false instrument. Not to mention a simultaneous civil lawsuit for allegedly “directing an illegal operation that wields harassment, coercion and fraud to force rent-regulated tenants out of their apartments.” He’s been free on $500,000 bail […]

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Epstein’s Bar Revival Underway with 310 Bowery Bar Principal at the Helm

Posted April 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was bound to happen; Epstein’s Bar is making a comeback. Quiet since September 2015, the cornershop at 82 Stanton Street that previously housed Epstein’s Bar is revived. The security gates have been shuttered for the majority of that time, yet the last few weeks have seen increased activity; on separate occasions we spotted suits […]

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‘Samovarchik’ is a Russian Snack Bar that Just Took over Kitty’s a-Go-Go on Stanton Street

Posted April 17, 2017 at 9:35 am

Kitty’s on Stanton Street isn’t completely dead, after all. Despite earlier rumors and reports to the contrary, Kitty’s Canteen still holds court at 9 Stanton Street. Operations never ceased. Its “Go-Go” spinoff next door, on the other hand, didn’t make it and was just replaced. Kitty’s a-Go-Go cashed in one of its nine lives, so […]

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Displaced Croman Tenants Return to the Battlezone of 159 Stanton Street

Posted April 4, 2017 at 5:00 am

After a month in exile, Steve Croman’s tenants were finally permitted to return home to 159 Stanton Street. The city had issued a partial vacate order in late February, which led to their temporary removal. The fiasco centered on the purported death-trap living conditions that residents of this tenement faced. We learned that fire-stopping materials […]

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Fearing a Fiery Death in Croman-Owned 159 Stanton Street

Posted March 31, 2017 at 9:39 am

Controversial landlord Steve Croman has a new nickname; his tenants are apparently calling him the “Fire Menace.” With good reason. Two of his properties, including 159 Stanton Street, are (timely) textbook examples of alleged construction harassment that led to flagrant safety violations and vacate orders. For instance, tenants living in the half-renovated 159 Stanton Street previously […]

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Vice Packed Two Stanton Street Stores with (Faux) Pot to Promote ‘Weed Week’

Posted March 28, 2017 at 5:00 am

Roll up. Vice wants you to know that “Weed Week” is coming soon to its newish TV property, Viceland. To promote the series – premiering April 17 – the edgy brand rented both retail spaces at 90 Stanton Street and packed the windows with hundreds of sacks of faux weed. The stunt is complete with […]

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On Stanton Street, the Kitty’s ‘Go-Go’ Sibling has Folded [Updated]

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 2:10 pm

With roll-down gates mostly drawn, Kitty’s Canteen and its adjacent Go-Go kin always strove for that “we are most likely closed” vibe. Now it is so. The smaller space next door is confirmed closed, but may return shortly.  Phone lines to the two establishments were also disconnected, the operators quick to say as much. Update: […]

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CB3 Endorses New Public Bathrooms at ‘Stanton Storehouse’

Posted March 17, 2017 at 5:00 am

What’s another two years when the community already waited three decades? Two years. That’s the estimated timeline for the Stanton Storehouse to finally return to the community, albeit partially. Community Board 3 last night approved the Parks Department proposal to convert part of the building into a public comfort station (which is a euphemism for […]

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