Stanton Street

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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Mugger Who Attacked 61-Year-Old Woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park Gets 9 Years in Prison

Posted September 6, 2018 at 5:00 am

The mugger who brutally beat a Lower East Side woman in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last year was sentenced to nine years in prison yesterday. Devin Brown, 25, pleaded guilty to attempted murder after beating his victim to near-death in May 2017. Prosecutors said that Brown, unprovoked, punched the 61-year-old woman to the pavement (near […]

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Back-to-School Fever at 2nd Annual ‘LES United’ Festival

Posted August 24, 2018 at 5:09 am

Yep, it’s that time already! This weekend, the biggest back-to-school event on the Lower East Side is gearing up at Campus Yard (145 Stanton Street). Literally. Last year, the LES United festival distributed 1,000 bookbags with school supplies for free – this year they strive to double that. Not only are area youths provided free […]

Stopping Guns with a Mural on Stanton Street

Posted August 16, 2018 at 5:08 am

With “Missbehave” out of the picture, gun violence is now topic of conversation on Eldridge Street. The longstanding mural – painted by Mike Giant for the Missbehave boutique over a decade ago – was deposed last month. Instead, Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra repainted this three-story replacement. And with a message, at that. An anti-gun message. […]

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Tenants Harassed by Croman Can Now Receive a Piece of $8M Settlement Fund

Posted August 10, 2018 at 5:06 am

It’s time for “Crow man” 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 […]

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Longstanding ‘Missbehave’ Mural on Eldridge Goes Anti-Gun

Posted August 2, 2018 at 5:03 am

After an impressive decade-plus residency, the Missbehave mural is gone, instead replaced with a different message. A pro-social, anti-gun commentary in an appropriate spot. Right next to Cascades High School. The new wall art (“Stop Guns”) has been underway the last few days, and features a school kid taking a selfie while posing with a […]

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Magic Moment: Appeals Court Favors Children’s Magical Garden in Adverse Possession Claim

Posted July 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

After four years of litigation, a major score for the Children’s Magical Garden at Stanton and Norfolk Streets! The Appellate Court in the ongoing case – which pit the garden corporation against former landlord Serge Hoyda and current owner Horizon Group – has sided with the former regarding defendants’ motion to dismiss the “Adverse Possession” […]

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