Stanton Street

Stanton Street 99-Cent Pizzeria Robbed Before Thanksgiving

Posted December 3, 2020 at 5:06 am

Another commercial robbery in Hell Square. Last week, just before Thanksgiving, the 99-cent pizzeria at 105 Stanton Street fell victim. Police say that two men busted through the front door and stole money from the cash register ($1,400) as well as an electronic bicycle (valued at $2,400). Both individuals were seen fleeing eastbound on Stanton Street […]

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Arlene’s Grocery on ‘Life Support,’ Closing February 1

Posted November 30, 2020 at 5:00 am

With live music in total freefall for the pandemic-fueled duration, performance venues are barely hanging on. Here on the Lower East Side, iconic rock venue Arlene’s Grocery is officially on the endangered list. The establishment at 85 Stanton Street made a serious public appeal over the Thanksgiving weekend in an attempt to try and stave […]

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Forsythia Now Serving Pasta to Stanton Street After Pandemic Delay

Last modified November 5, 2020 at 1:58 pm

An East Village pasta pop-up, and pandemic refugee, finally settles in its permanent home on the Lower East Side. Forsythia was initially bound for 9 Stanton Street, and first appeared before Community Board 3 more than a year ago. The intention included a Memorial Day 2020 debut, but the novel coronavirus had other plans, forcing […]

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Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Scouts Stanton Street for Expansion

Posted October 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square on the Lower East Side. Crown Heights counter-service spot, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, is currently eyeing 90-96 Stanton Street. The multi-storefront space previously hosted the short-lived Falafix. News of their likely arrival is confirmed by liquor license application materials submitted to Community Board 3 […]

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SLA Suspends Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street for COVID Violations

Posted October 26, 2020 at 5:07 am

Another Lower East Side bar was caught flouting state COVID-19 related regulations earlier this month. The state’s multi-agency task force busted Rochelle’s (aka Leave Rochelle out of It) after an inspection on October 9, Governor Cuomo’s office announced late Friday. Investigators observed seven patrons standing and mingling inside 19 Stanton Street without face masks. The […]

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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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